Trinamool Congress leader Arpita Ghosh has resigned as a member of the Rajya Sabha. Her resignation was accepted by the Chairman on Wednesday.
File photo of Arpita Ghosh | Facebook @ArpitaGhoshMP
Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has accepted the resignation of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Arpita Ghosh.
In a notification on Wednesday, the Rajya Sabha Secretariat confirmed that Vice President Naidu has accepted the resignation of TMC MP Arpita Ghosh.
Arpita Ghosh (55) was nominated to the Upper House of Parliament by the TMC in March 2020 after she lost from Balurghat in West Bengal’s Dakshin Dinajpur district in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Sources say Ghosh was asked to step down by the Trinamool Congress as the party plans to nominate another candidate to the Rajya Sabha in her place. Earlier this week, the TMC nominated former Congress leader Sushmita Dev to the Upper House.
It is also important to note that Arpita Ghosh was among the six MPs suspended by Chairman Venkaiah Naidu for allegedly creating a ruckus in the Rajya Sabha during the recently concluded monsoon session of Parliament.
(More details are awaited as this is a developing story)
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