Somendra Nath Mitra

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Somendra Nath Mitra
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
16 May 2009 – 28 January 2014
Preceded by Samik Lahiri
Succeeded by Abhishek Banerjee
Constituency Diamond Harbour
Member of Legislative Assembly
In office
1972-1977–1982-2009
Preceded by Binoy Banerjee
Succeeded by Sikha Mitra
Constituency Sealdah
Personal details
Born (1941-12-31) 31 December 1941 (age 74)
Katorah, Jessore dist
Political party

Indian National Congress

All India Trinamool Congress (2008-2014)
Spouse(s) Sikha Mitra
Children None
Alma mater University of Calcutta (B.Sc.),(LL.B.)
Religion Hindu

Somendra Nath Mitra (born 31 December 1943), popularly known as Somen Mitra, is an Indian politician. He was a member of the 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]

References[edit]

  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 thehindu.com. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014

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