New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Senior BJP leader and former Rajya Sabha member Chandan Mitra has resigned from the party, a source said on Wednesday.
“He has sent his resignation to party president (Amit Shah),” said the source close to Mitra, refusing to divulge the details or reasons behind his resignation.
However, there was no confirmation from the BJP whether his resignation has been accepted or not.
There were speculations that Mitra may join the Trinamool Congress.
Mitra, Editor and Managing Director of The Pioneer newspaper, was nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha in August 2003. He was elected to another term in the Upper House as a Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Madhya Pradesh in June 2010.
He unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections on the BJP ticket from Hooghly constituency in West Bengal.