New Delhi, Jan.17 (ANI): Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) President Venu Srinivasan on Sunday said the nation has lost one of the tallest leaders in the demise of former West bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu.
Conveying his condolences, Srinivasan said that with the passing away of Basu, the nation has lost a visionary and a leader of stature.
"India's longest serving Chief Minister, Shri Jyoti Basu served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal between 1977-2000. During his tenure as the Chief Minister of West Bengal, the state has made significant progress towards inclusive growth and development," Srinivasan said.
"During his tenure, West Bengal played host to the maiden edition of Partnership Summit in 1995, CII's flagship programme on building linkages across the globe. We had one more edition during his tenure and Shri Basu played a pivotal role in both these editions," he added.
Mukul Somany, Chairman, CII - Eastern Region said West Bengal has lost a towering icon as also a wonderful human being, who has devoted himself for the well being of the people of West Bengal.
Somany placed on record the unstinted support of the Government of West Bengal under Basu's dynamic leadership, for various CII initiatives.
He described Basu as a visionary leader and added that he would always be remembered not only as an able politician, but also as great statesman.(ANI)