Kolkata: West Bengal minister and Saradha chit fund accused Madan Mitra was on Tuesday admitted to a hospital in Kolkata.
According to Navbharat Times, Mitra complaint of chest pain and difficulty in breathing following which he was rushed to the hospital.
Madan Mitra was arrested by CBI in December 2014 in the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam and is currently lodged in Alipore jail.
Interestingly, despite being behind the bars, he is among the high-profile candidates contesting the fourth phase of assembly polls in West Bengal. Mitra will be contesting from Kamarhati seat in North 24 Parganas district.
This is the first time that a high-profile candidate is fighting elections in West Bengal from jail.
Mitra's name had also figured in Narada sting operation, an issue which has been haunting Trinamool ever since the video was released.