Former Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee hospitalised
Veteran Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and former Chief Minister of the Indian state of West Bengal, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, has been hospitalised due to breathing difficulty and low blood pressure.
The latest update from the hospital has noted his health condition as stable. Mr Bhattacharjee has been diagnosed with chest infection. He has been administered antibiotics to enable him to fight the infection.
The seventy-five-year old leader has been fighting various age related ailments for quite some time.
Mr Bhattacharjee is one of the senior members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the state. He is a highly dedicated political worker. He is the backbone of the party in the state of West Bengal, which had fallen out of the hands of the communists long ago to the Trinamool Congress.
He was once regarded as the potential future Prime Minister of the country. Actually, he lost a chance to become one due to his party’s strong opposition against the idea.
It is hoped that he will recover from his ailments soon. His party needs his support and advise to recover from the pit into which it had accidently fallen years ago.
The CPM is in a bad state in the state. It now faces attack not only from the TMC, which is led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, but also from the BJP, which recently marked a huge entrance into the Bengal politics with its astounding performance in the recently concluded General Election in which it secured more than a quarter of the total number of Lok Saba seats in the state.
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