There is news quoting sources that Amit Mitra is not only leaving the post of Finance Minister due to ill health but is also going to take retirement from active politics. Amit Mitra, 73, has been taking over as the Finance Minister of West Bengal since 2011. After 34 years in West Bengal, when the Left government came to power and TMC took over the responsibility of the state, Mitra was performing the responsibility of this post very well. According to the news published in the Indian Express, a TMC leader has given this information to PTI.
Amit does not want to be a part of politics
A senior TMC leader told news agency PTI on the condition of anonymity that Amit Da is now going to leave the post of Finance Minister of the state. In fact, this time Amit Mitra did not participate in the assembly elections as well and on November 4, he will be working as the Finance Minister for 6 months. In such a situation, he also had to fulfill the necessary condition of assembly membership. But he has informed the party high command about his ill health and has made it clear that he no longer wants to be a part of active politics.
Finance Minister was made on the request of Mamta Banerjee
However, at the behest of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, this time also she took over the responsibility of Finance Minister when TMC returned to power. At the same time, after the removal of Amit Mitra, now this ministry will remain with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. However, soon the announcement of the name of the new Finance Minister is also being expressed.
Amit has also taken charge of these posts.
Amit Mitra has been elected twice from Khardah assembly seat. Apart from the Finance Ministry, he has also taken charge of the Industry Ministry from 2014 to 2021. At the same time, due to poor health, he could not even present the state budget in February. Although he himself prepared this budget. Amit Mitra has also been the principal secretary of FICCI. He is also considered very close to Mamta Banerjee. Amit Mitra has also been the Union Railway Minister in UPA-2.
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