New Delhi: Veteran CPI leader A B Bardhan passed away on Saturday evening in New Delhi. The condition of veteran CPI leader AB Bardhan, who was undergoing treatment at a hospital following paralytic stroke last month, had become “very critical”, a senior party leader said.
“Condition of Comrade Bardhan has worsened today. He was put off ventilator yesterday and was able to breath normally. But today, his blood pressure (level) fell and his condition has turned very critical,” CPI national secretary D Raja had said.
“Saddened at the passing of veteran politician AB Bardhan. Condolences to his family and colleagues in his party,” said West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan has been a leading figure of the trade union movement and Left politics in Maharashtra. He had won as an Independent candidate in Maharashtra Assembly polls in 1957.
He later rose to become the General Secretary and then President of All India Trade Union Congress, the oldest trade union in India.
Bardhan had moved to Delhi politics in the 1990s and became the Deputy General Secretary of CPI. He succeeded Indrajit Gupta as the General Secretary of the party in 1996.