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Actor Mithun Chakraborty resigns from Rajya Sabha

People close to the actor stated that he was unhappy after his name surfaced in multi-crore Saradha Chit fund scam. "Mithun was the only to person to voluntarily return the entire amount of money he had received from the firm. He had sent a draft, on June 16 earlier, of Rs 1.19 crore to the Kolkata Enforcement Directorate office,"

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 26 Dec 2016 11:59 AM GMT

Actor Mithun Chakraborty resigns from Rajya Sabha
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Mumbai: Veteran actor and politician Mithun Chakraborty resigned from the Rajya Sabha on Monday. The resignation cam in view of some health issues, sources close to the actor said.

The 66-year-old actor was nominated to Rajya Sabha by Trinamool Congress. The TMC, in his official statement said, "He has submitted his resignation to Rajya Sabha Chairman."

Sources from the political party stated, "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."

Chakraborty was elected to the Rajya Sabha in April 2014 and had attended the Upper House for three days only since then.

Mithun Chakraborty was also allegedly involved in Saradha scam:

  • The veteran actor was summoned in Saradha scam by Enforcement Directorate.
  • People close to the actor stated that he was unhappy after his name surfaced in multi-crore Saradha Chit fund scam. "Mithun was the only to person to voluntarily return the entire amount of money he had received from the firm. He had sent a draft, on June 16 earlier, of Rs 1.19 crore to the Kolkata Enforcement Directorate office," stated some political sources who are in contact with the actor.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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