Somendra Nath Mitra

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Somendra Nath Mitra (born 31 December 1943), popularly known as Somen Mitra, is an Indian politician. He was a member of the current 15th Lok Sabha, elected from the Diamond Harbour constituency in West Bengal state in 2009 as a Trinamool Congress candidate. He was a member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from Sealdah from 1972-2006. He was the president of the state unit of the Indian National Congress. In July 2008, he left the Indian National Congress and formed a new party, named, Pragatisheel Indira Congress.[1] In October 2009, the political party founded by him was officially merged with the All India Trinamool Congress.[2] He rejoined his parent party Congress in January, 2014, before that he resigned from his MP post.[3]


  1. ^ "Somen Mitra leaves Congress". Daily News and Analysis. 19 July 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Now, Somen officially a Trinamool man". Indian Express. 29 October 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Somen Mitra rejoins Congress January 21, 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014

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