NEW DELHI: Actor-turned-politician Mithun Chakraborty on Monday resigned from the Rajya Sabha. He was elected to the Upper House in April 2014.
Chakraborty, who has been under the scanner since last year for his alleged involvement in the Saradha scam, submitted his resignation to the Rajya Sabha chairman, official sources said.
He wrote to the chairman stating that because of his poor health he was unable to fulfil his duties in the Rajya Sabha and therefore would relinquish his seat, sources added.
Mithun was elected to the Upper House as a Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate in April 2014. He has since attended only three House proceedings. The House functioned for a month from November 16 to December 16 this year.
Mithun won the National Award for his debut performance in the 1976 Mrinal Sen-directed film Mrigaya. He has acted in various blockbusters, including Dance Dance, Pyar Jhukta Nahi and Agneepath.