West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra hospitalised

Kolkata: West Bengal's new Finance Minister Amit Mitra was admitted to a hospital here on Saturday after he complained of acute abdominal pain.

"The Finance Minister was admitted with acute abdominal pain due to colitis. But he is gradually improving," Belle Vue clinic administrator PK Tondon said.

Mitra, 63, is under observation in the intensive therapy unit (ITU) for 48 hours, he said, adding it would take some time for him to fully recover.

"Mitra is gradually improving and had a good sleep. His condition is stable and there is no cause of worry," he said.