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Amit Mitra Likely To Step Down As Bengal Finance Minister Due To Ill Health

Amit Mitra Likely To Step Down As Bengal Finance Minister Due To Ill Health

Amit Mitra was a two-time MLA from Khardah constituency in North 24 Parganas since 2011.(FILE)

Kolkata:

Noted economist and senior Trinamool Congress chief Amit Mitra is prone to step down because the West Bengal finance minister and even retire from lively politics attributable to in poor health well being, get together sources mentioned on Sunday.

Seventy-three-year-old Mitra, who has been the state finance minister since 2011 when the TMC got here to energy after ending the 34-year-long rule of the Left Front, had avoided contesting this 12 months’s meeting elections.

“Amit Da will not continue as the state finance minister as he will be completing six months in the post without being elected on November 4. He has already informed the party leadership that he doesn’t want to continue in politics and administration due to ill health.

“But, attributable to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s insistence, Mr Mitra had taken cost because the finance minister of the state after the get together returned to energy for the third time in May this 12 months,” a senior TMC chief instructed PTI on situation of anonymity.

After Mr Mitra steps down, the Chief Minister will hold the ministry together with her for a while earlier than appointing the following finance minister, one other TMC chief mentioned, confirming the event.

Mr Mitra was a two-time MLA from Khardah constituency in North 24 Parganas since 2011.

Apart from finance, he had additionally held the trade portfolio from 2014-2021.

Due to in poor health well being, Mr Mitra was not current within the vote-on-account in February and state funds final week.

Although the funds was ready by him, the chief minister had introduced the vote-on-account in February and state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee had tabled the state funds final week.

Mr Mitra, a former FICCI secretary common, has been a part of Ms Banerjee’s shut decision-making staff since 2009, when the TMC was a part of the UPA-2 and he or she was the railway minister.

After the get together got here to energy in West Bengal in 2011, Mr Mitra has been a part of Ms Banerjee’s cupboard, and was given the cost of creating a monetary turnaround of the debt-ridden state.

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