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Amit Mitra, Bengal finance minister since 2011, likely to step down

Senior Trinamool chief Amit Mitra is prone to step down as West Bengal Finance Minister as a consequence of ill-health, sources within the occasion stated.

Although Mitra, 74, didn’t contest the just lately held Meeting elections, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee handed the Finance portfolio to Mitra, who has held the publish since 2011, when the TMC first got here to energy in Bengal.

Since he’s not an MLA, Mitra can stay in his publish for a most of six months except he contests — and wins — a byelection.

A senior Trinamool chief stated on situation of anonymity, “Amit Mitra will full six months as state finance minister within the third Mamata Banerjee cupboard on November 4. As he’s a non-MLA minister, he should depart the publish after six months or search election by bypolls. Nonetheless, he has knowledgeable the occasion that he doesn’t wish to proceed as state minister publish November Four as a consequence of ill-health.”

The Indian The Press Reporter tried to contact Mitra however he was not accessible for remark.

Sources stated Banerjee is prone to maintain the Finance portfolio until she finds somebody appropriate to take cost as the following Finance Minister.

Mitra was not current for the vote-on-account (interim price range) in February and in the course of the tabling of the state price range final week. Banerjee had introduced the interim price range on his behalf in February whereas state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee tabled the price range final week.

A former FICCI secretary common, Mitra has been a part of Banerjee’s decision-making staff since 2009, when the TMC was a part of UPA-2.

After the occasion got here to energy in West Bengal in 2011, Mitra was made Finance Minister. He’s a two-time MLA from Khardah constituency in North 24 Parganas. Moreover finance, Mitra had additionally held the trade portfolio since 2014.

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