Somendra Nath Mitra

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Somendra Nath Mitra
President of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee
Assumed office
22 September 2018
Preceded byAdhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
16 May 2009 – 28 January 2014
Preceded bySamik Lahiri
Succeeded byAbhishek Banerjee
ConstituencyDiamond Harbour
Member of Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded byBinoy Banerjee
Succeeded bySikha Mitra
President of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee
In office
Preceded bySiddhartha Shankar Ray
Succeeded byA. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury
Personal details
Born (1941-12-31) 31 December 1941 (age 77)
Katorah, Jessore dist
Political partyIndian National Congress
All India Trinamool Congress (2008-2014)
Spouse(s)Sikha Mitra
ChildrenRohan Mitra
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta (B.Sc.),(LL.B.)

Somendra Nath Mitra (born 31 December 1941), 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] He became the president of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee for the second time on 22 September 2018.[4]


  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 21 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014
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