"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,” Bannerjee’s official Facebook page said.

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

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

(Agencies)

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