West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Somendranath Mitra handed away at a metropolis clinic in the early several hours of Thursday. He was 78 and was admitted to the wellness facility a handful of days ago with kidney associated illnesses.
A veteran Congress chief, Somen Mitra as he was normally referred to, took cost of West Bengal Congress in 2018. He performed a crucial function in forging an electoral being familiar with of Remaining events and Congress in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. This was his 3rd stint as Bengal Congress main.
Mitra, who was an influential leader of Congress from the north Kolkata rose to prominence in the 1970s. He grew to become MLA in 1972 from Sealdah Assembly seat, and went on to signify the constituency seven periods. He left the Congress party in 2008, floated his possess outfit and joined Trinamool Congress in 2009. Mitra represented Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha seat from 2009 to 2014 as a Trinamool Congress MP. He severed his ties with Trinamool Congress and returned to Congress social gathering in 2014.
The decline for Bengal Congress will come at a vital time when the get together was seeking to give a 3rd substitute to the people of the Condition by forging an being familiar with with the Still left events ahead of 2021 Assembly polls. With many of the Congress leaders from Condition device of the social gathering joining the Trinamool Congress for the duration of the earlier two many years, the celebration is still left with only a couple of senior leaders like Rajya Sabha MP Pradip Bhattacharya and Congress MP and leader of the get together in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.