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Mamata Banerjee nominates Mithun Chakraborty for RS seat

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced today the nomination of veteran Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty as her party Trinamool Congress candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election in the state."In our state, five
PTI January 18, 2014 18:38 IST
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Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced today the nomination of veteran Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty as her party Trinamool Congress candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election in the state.

"In our state, five Rajya Sabha members will be elected this time. One of these seats will be given to Mithun Chakraborty from All India Trinamool Congress," Banerjee said in a post on social-networking website, Facebook.

Chakraborty, she said, is a well-known film personality and has devoted his life to the cause of cultural and social activities with great success.

"He is an asset not only of West Bengal, but also of the entire country. We are proud to nominate him," Banerjee said.