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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Somen Mitra


Adhir, Pradip and Abdul Mannan among front-runners to succeed Somen Mitra as Bengal Congress chief

August 02, 2020 3:49 pm

Another senior party leader said the three front-runners might be asked to share the leadership role.

Ghani Khan’s protégé, Chhorda ‘knew nothing other than politics’

July 31, 2020 11:07 am

Groomed by Congress leaders like A B A Ghani Khan Chowdhury, Mitra became the youngest MLA in the state from Sealdah seat in 1972. He was 31. Except in 1977, Mitra continued to win the Sealdah seat from 1982 to 2006.

Congress stalwart Somen Mitra, strategist behind 2016 alliance with Left, dies at 78

July 31, 2020 2:04 am

Somen Mitra passed away around 1.30 am following a cardiac arrest, the hospital sources said, adding he had tested negative for COVID-19.

Bengal Congress chief Somen Mitra quits, party asks him to carry on

July 10, 2019 12:04 pm

The development comes days after Rahul Gandhi formally resigned as Congress president, taking responsibility for the defeat in the Lok Sabha elections.

Somen Mitra quits as Bengal Congress chief, party refuses to accept resignation

July 09, 2019 4:13 pm

Gaurav Gogoi, who is the AICC in-charge of the party affairs in the state, however, refused to accept the resignation and requested him to continue as the party chief in Bengal, sources in the Congress said.

Bengal Congress infighting out in open, several leaders skip rally

June 20, 2019 7:54 pm

The Leader of Opposition in the assembly led the march from Esplanade area in central Kolkata to city police headquarters Lalbazar, seeking an end to political clashes in the state and alleged attack on party workers.

Both TMC, BJP governments are autocratic: Somen Mitra

April 25, 2019 5:04 am

Mitra said the party under the leaderahip of Rahul Gandhi will do “nyay” to the people of the country.

No possibility of joining hands with TMC in state, says Bengal Congress chief Somen Mitra

February 15, 2019 5:55 am

He made the comments a day after Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, at a rally in New Delhi, spoke of a pre-poll seat-sharing agreement with anti-BJP parties including Congress.

Rahul’s great primary idea: No challenger to ex-TMC Somen

February 12, 2014 11:17 am

Kolkata North is one of the 16 constituencies chosen by Rahul for his experiment

Orissa DSP suspended for threatening petitioner

February 07, 2014 12:33 am

Sources said Panda went to Delhi two days before the SC bench were to hear the petition