Senior Journalist and former Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra passes away

Senior Journalist and former Rajya Sabha MP Chandan Mitra passes away

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Category : Obituaries Published on: September 03 2021

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·         Former Rajya Sabha MP and senior journalist Chandan Mitra has passed away.

·         He was the Editor and Managing Director of The Pioneer newspaper in New Delhi.

·         Mitra was nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha from August 2003 to 2009.

·         In June 2010, Mitra was elected to another term in the Rajya Sabha by BJP from Madhya Pradesh.

·         His term ended in 2016. In July 2018, he resigned from the BJP and joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC).

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About Rajya Sabha

v  Seats: 245 (233 Elected + 12 Nominated)

v  Chairperson: M. Venkaiah Naidu

v  Secretary General: Dr. Parasaram Pattabhi Kesava Ramacharyulu, IAS; since 1 September 2021

v  Founder: Constituent Assembly of India

v  Founded: 3 April 1952

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