Former Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra quits BJP

Considered an L K Advani loyalist, Mitra had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 from the Hooghly Parliamentary constituency in West Bengal.

Published: 18th July 2018 07:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2018 06:13 AM   |  A+A-

Former Rajya Sabha MP and journalist Chandan Mitra. (File Photo | Shamim Qureshy)

NEW DELHI: Former Rajya Sabha MP and journalist Chandan Mitra has quit the BJP after being sidelined by the party chief Amit Shah. Considered an L K Advani loyalist, Mitra had unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 from the Hooghly parliamentary constituency in West Bengal.  

Mitra has been a two-term Rajya Sabha MP. He was first nominated to the Upper House in 2003 when the BJP-led NDA was in power at the Centre. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2010 from MP. He was a prominent BJP face in television debates until the leadership transition in the party in the run-up to the 2014 elections.

With Advani relegated to the Margdarshak Mandal after Shah took over as BJP chief, Mitra was left with no party responsibility. Speculations are rife that Mitra could be joining the Trinamool Congress.

Headed to TMC?

Speculations are rife that Chandan Mitra could be joining Trinamool Congress  a few days later.

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