Mithun Chakraborty Resigns From Rajya Sabha


New Delhi: Actor-turned politician Mithun Chaktaborty who was elected to the Rajya Sabha by Trinamool Congress(TMC), on Monday resigned from the Upper House citing health reasons.

He represented the Trinamool Congress in the upper House of Parliament.

He has submitted his resignation to Rajya Sabha Chairman, sources in TMC said.

Mithun, whose alleged involvement in Saradha scam made news last year, had attended the Upper House for three days only.

He has written to the Chairman that because of his health condition he is not been able to fulfil his duty in Rajya Sabha and that is why he is relinquishing his seat, sources added.

Chakraborty was elected to the Rajya Sabha in April 2014.

Mithun cited health issues as the reason behind his resignation, Trinamool said in a statement on Monday.

Chakraborty’s stint as MP was marked by poor attendance during the sessions. He also did not participate in any debate or ask questions in the House.