Kolkata: Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata after he complained of breathlessness on Friday. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also visited the facility to enquire about his health.
“Bhattacharjee was brought to the hospital after 8 pm. He complained of breathlessness this afternoon and his blood pressure fell alarmingly. His condition seems to be quite serious,” news agency PTI quoted an official at the Woodlands Multispecialty Hospital as saying.
The two-time former Chief Minister has been suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, a respiratory ailment, for some time now.
Mr. Bhattacharjee used to lead West Bengal Government till 2011.
After Mamata Banerjee’s TMC won he got aside. The 75-year-old leader remained active in politics for years after his ouster, until ill-health and deteriorating eyesight began weighing him down.
Mr Bhattacharjee’s last public appearance was at a mega rally on the Brigade Parade Ground on February 3.
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