Mithun Chakraborty resigns from Rajya Sabha

NEW DELHI: Actor turned politician Mithun Chakraborty today resigned from Rajya Sabha citing poor health condition. Mithun is a TMC MP in Rajya Sabha. He was nominated to the upper house by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the TMC in 2014.

"He resigned from Rajya Sabha on health grounds. We continue to share warm relationship with him and his family and wish him speedy recovery," said TMC leader Derek O'Brien.

Mithun made his acting debut in the 1976 Mrinal Sen-directed film Mrigaya, for which he won the National Film Award for Best Actor. He has acted in several blockbusters including Dance Dance, Pyar Jhukta Nahi and Agneepath.

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