TMC’s Arpita Ghosh resigns as RS member

Wednesday 22nd September 2021 08:16 EDT

Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP Arpita Ghosh resigned from her seat last week. The TMC said her resignation was part of the organisational reforms that are underway in the party. Arpita, a theatre personality, was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the TMC last year, and was seen as one of the very vocal members of the party. She was among the six TMC MPs suspended during the Monsoon session of Parliament in August for unruly conduct. TMC chief whip Sukhendu Shekhar Roy said the resignation was a “party decision. It was an organisational decision. Our organisation is in the process of undergoing so many changes. So it is part of the organisational reforms. It is not that she will not have any role to play just because she is no longer a Rajya Sabha member. She is very much in the party and she will play other roles in the party,” Roy said.

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