Kolkata, July 8: By his own admission, Communists don't celebrate their birthdays. But ailing former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu was overwhelmed by the huge number of people who turned up to wish him on his 96th birthday Wednesday.
The site was initially conceptualised and developed by IIIM, Kolkata in association with 'Pather Panchali'.The exquisite singer and proponent of Rabindra Sangeet Smt. Suchitra Mitra inaugurated the site in presence of Sri Jyoti Basu on 8th July 2008.
Presently maintained by JyotiBasu Centre for Social Studies and Research" .
I am happy that I have been given the opportunity to appear before the Commission. I wish to make a few points on the demolition of the Babri Masjid and reply to any queries.
Shekhar Gupta: My guest today is the last of the long marchers in our politics, in fact, perhaps the last of the great Communists or comrades anywhere in the world. But even at the age of 90, his journey is far from over. In fact, he perhaps thinks that his journey has come to a very interesting turning point right now in these elections.
Bengal Panchayet is model before country. Conspiracies being hatched against us, but I confident people never voted for any opportunist combine, we will again win: JYOTI BASU
Wednesday, June 25, 2008:JYOTI BASU ON 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF LEFT FRONT GOVT.
Published in The Frontline,Volume 22 - Issue 25, Dec. 03 - 16, 2005