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CPI(M) says it has suffered a grievous loss

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 26 (UNI) The Communist Party of India (Marxist) polit bureau has expressed profound grief and shock at the death of senior party leader Anil Biswas.

In a condolence message here, the party described him as the ''most outstanding of the second generation leaders'' who had formed after the formation of the party.

''Reared in the glorious revolutionary traditions of the Communist movement in West Bengal, he rose to be a able exponent of Marxism-Leninism, a brilliant strategist and organiser of the party,'' the message said.

It recalled his contribution to the party, the Communist movement and the party organ the 'Ganashakti' of which he was editor from 1983 to 1998.

It was because of his ''untiring efforts, which took a toll on his health, that the CPI(M) state unit occupies the place of pride in the party''.

''Anil Biswas set an exemplary standard in adhering to Marxism- Leninism and applying it creatively to the development of the movement and party. He led a simple life and his whole time and energies wre devoted to party work''.

''In his untimely death, the party and the leadership suffered a grievous loss. We will always cherish the memory of this outstanding Communist leader,'' the party said.

In another message of condolence, Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee said the news of Mr Biswas' death was a great shock to the sympathisers of the party and a large number of people cutting across party lines.

''As a worker and leader of the Communist movement, he always championed the cause of the struggling people and the deprived masses. His organising ability was unmatched and with his amiable disposition and concern for the causes of the common people, he had earned the respect of all,'' the Speaker said.

In another statement, the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) also expressed grief over the death of the veteran leader.

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Information and Broadcasting P R Dasmunsi also condoled the death.

''We were friends during our University days. I share the grief with the members of his family,'' the minister said in a statement here.


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