‘Will remember him with love, fondness and respect’: Rahul condoles Bengal Cong prez Somen Mitra’s death
Congress leader and former party chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday condoled the passing away of West Bengal party chief Somen Mitra and said that he will be remembered with “love, fondness and respect”. Gandhi took to Twitter and said that his love and support is with Mitra’s family and friends amid such time of difficulty.
“All my love and support to family and friends of Somen Mitra at this difficult time. We will remember him with love, fondness and respect,” Gandhi said.
Leaders and politicians from West Bengal and across the country also expressed sadness over Mitra’s demise. He was 78 and passed away at a hospital in Kolkata on Thursday. He was suffering from kidney and heart ailments.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee said she was saddened to hear about the passing away of Mitra.
“Saddened to hear about the passing away of veteran leader, former MP and INC West Bengal president Somen Mitra,” Banerjee said in a message. “My deepest condolences to his family, followers and well-wishers,” she tweeted.
Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said he was “enormously benefitted” by Mitra’s counsel on several occasions.
“Saddened at the death of veteran Congress Leader Somen Mitra. As constitutional head was enormously benefited by his wise counsel on several occasions. Bengal will always recall his sagacious contributions in public life. Pray ALMIGHTY to bestow eternal on the departed soul,” Dhankhar tweeted.
“WBPCC President Somen Mitra has breathed his last, a short while ago. As we struggle to come to terms with this immense loss, all our prayers and thoughts are with Dada’s family. May his soul rest in peace,” West Bengal Youth Congress said in a tweet.
“WBPCC President Somen Mitra has breathed his last, a short while ago. As we struggle to come to terms with this immense loss, all our prayers and thoughts are with Dada’s family. May his soul rest in peace,” it added.