Comrade AB Bardhan no more; PM Modi, Rajnath, Sonia condole veteran Communist leader’s death

File pic: CPI leader AB Bardhan

New Delhi, Jan 2: Veteran Communist leader AB Bardhan breathed his last on Saturday in a private hospital here. Bardhan was 91.

According to reports, the veteran Communist leader was being treated at GB Pant hospital here. He was undergoing treatment after tests detected a blood clot in his brain and had described his condition as “critical”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death of Veteran Communist leader AB Bardhan.

PM Modi tweeted: “Will always remember AB Bardhan ji as passionate Communist, fully committed to his ideology & principles. May his soul rest in peace.”

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also expressed his condolences to the grieving family of the Veteran Communist leader.

“Saddened to hear of the demise of senior CPI leader AB Bardhan ji. He was known for his deep concern for workers, poor and needy. With the demise of Shri AB Bardhan the country has lost one of the pillars of left wing politics. My condolences to his grieving family,” Rajnath tweeted.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi also expresses condolences on the passing away of veteran Communist leader AB Bardhan in a tweet.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also expressed her Condolences to Bardhan’s family in a tweet.

“Saddened at the passing of veteran politician AB Bardhan. Condolences to his family and colleagues in his party,” Mamata Banerjee tweeted.

The Communist Party of India (CPI) leader, D Raja, expressed his condolences to the grieving family of Veteran Communist leader AB Bardhan.

He said: “It’s a great loss not only for CPI but for entire communist movement of country. His demise marks the end of an era of communist leaders who fought for independence of the nation.”

“It is a great loss to our party cpi and also to the left movement,” CPI-M’s Gurudas das gupta told media.

Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan was born September 24, 1924. He was the former general secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI), one of the oldest political parties in India.

Following paralytic stroke he was admitted to the hospital on December 7, 2015. His wife Padma, who was a professor in Nagpur University, had died in 1986.

He lost the 1967 and 1980 Lok Sabha elections contesting from Nagpur. He moved to Delhi politics in the 1990s and became the deputy general secretary of the party.

(With Agency Inputs)

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