Suffering from prolonged illness, yesteryear superstar Mithun Chakraborty has resigned from Rajya Sabha. He represented TMC in the upper house of the Parliament. Mithun has resigned nearly one and half years before the end of his term.
Over the past year, Mithun has rarely made any public appearance. There have been unconfirmed reports of him suffering from prolonged illness. TMC leader Derek O’Brien was quoted by ANI as saying, ” He resigned from RS on health grounds;We continue to share warm relationship with him &his family;wish him speedy recovery”. He attended only 3 days of Parliament in nearly two years and even PJ Kurien questioned his vanishing act once.
He has written to the Chairman that because of his health condition he is not been able to fulfil his duty in Rajya Sabha and that is why he is relinquishing his seat, sources added.
In April, 2014, Mithun Chakraborty was elected to the Rajya Sabha. He courted controversy for his association with Saradha group. Although later he said that Saradha hadn’t paid his due amount.
With agency inputs