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Mithun Chakraborty Resigns From Rajya Sabha due to health issues

Mithun Chakraborty Resigns From Rajya Sabha

  • Actor-turned politician Mithun Chakraborty has resigned from Rajya Sabha citing health reasons.
  • Mr Chakraborty, whose alleged involvement in the Saradha Ponzi scam made news last year, had attended the Upper House for just three days.
  • Derek O’Brien, senior leader of his party, the Trinamool Congress, said he had earlier informed Chief Minister and party chief Mamata Banerjee.
  • “We continue to share a warm relationship and his family. Wish him speedy recovery,” Mr O’Brien tweeted.

Mithun Chakraborty Resigns From Rajya Sabha

 

  • In April, Mr Chakraborty had sent a letter to Rajya Sabha deputy Chairman PJ Kurien, saying he would be unable to attend the parliament session due to ill health.
  • While his absence was questioned by the members of various parties, including the Samajwadi Party and the Janata Dal United.
  • Also, Calling it a “misuse of facility”, SP member Naresh Agarwal had said, “I have been seeing it that in every session there is a letter from Mithun Chakraborty stating he is unable to attend the house.”
  • The actor was elected to the Rajya Sabha in April 2014. His term was set to expire in 2020.
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  • Since Mr Chakraborty had been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate for questioning regarding the Saradha chit fund scam.
  • While The questioning came after Saradha chief Sudipta Sen told the agency that Mr Chakraborty had charged him Rs. 2 crore to be the brand ambassador for his television channel.
  • The actor was questioned by the agency in March 2015.
  • The next month, he had reportedly returned Rs. 1.2 crore to Enforcement Directorate that he said he had received from the Saradha group.

 

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