Somendra Nath Mitra

Somendra Nath Mitra
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
16 May 2009  28 January 2014
Preceded by Samik Lahiri
Succeeded by Abhishek Banerjee
Constituency Diamond Harbour
Member of Legislative Assembly
In office
Preceded by Binoy Banerjee
Succeeded by Sikha Mitra
Constituency Sealdah
Personal details
Born (1941-12-31) 31 December 1941
Katorah, Jessore dist
Political party

Indian National Congress

All India Trinamool Congress (2008-2014)
Spouse(s) Sikha Mitra
Children None
Alma mater University of Calcutta (B.Sc.),(LL.B.)
Religion Hindu

Somendra Nath Mitra (born 31 December 1943), popularly known as Somen Mitra, is an Indian politician. He was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha, elected from the Diamond Harbour constituency in West Bengal state in 2009 as a Trinamool Congress candidate. He was a member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from Sealdah from 1972-2006. He was the president of the state unit of the Indian National Congress. In July 2008, he left the Indian National Congress and formed a new party, named, Pragatisheel Indira Congress.[1] In October 2009, the political party founded by him was officially merged with the All India Trinamool Congress.[2] He rejoined his parent party Congress in January, 2014, before that he resigned from his MP post.[3]


  1. "Somen Mitra leaves Congress". Daily News and Analysis. 19 July 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  2. "Now, Somen officially a Trinamool man". Indian Express. 29 October 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  3. Somen Mitra rejoins Congress 21 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014

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