CPM slams West Bengal governor for sharing pictures of ailing ex-CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on social media

CPM leader Sujan Chakraborty termed sharing pictures of Bhattacharjee as 'unethical' and said that the party had also objected to sharing of photos of ailing actor Soumitra Chatterjee

Press Trust of India October 26, 2020 18:50:06 IST
CPM slams West Bengal governor for sharing pictures of ailing ex-CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on social media

File photo of Jagdeep Dhankar. Twitter

Kolkata: The CPM on Sunday criticised West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar for uploading photos of ailing former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on social media, saying that it was "unethical".

CPM Legislature Party leader Sujan Chakraborty, however, appreciated the governor's effort to meet Bhattacharjee.

"It is good that the governor visited Buddhadeb babu. We appreciate that he enquired about his health and met his family. Was there any need to post his photos on Twitter? "We had protested the sharing of photos of ailing actor Soumitra Chatterjee. We also strongly protest the
uploading of Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's photos. This is unethical," Chakraborty told PTI.

Dhankhar met Bhattacharjee at his residence on Saturday and enquired about the health of the senior CPM leader.

"Alongwith Mrs Sudesh Dhankhar today called on veteran communist leader and former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya (Bhattacharjee) and his wife Meera ji and wished them subhoy Asthami and good health," the governor had said on Twitter.

Dhankhar also uploaded photos of his meeting with the CPM leader on the social media, in which former chief minister is seen lying on a bed. Bhattacharjee has been suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) for quite some time.

He was the chief minister of West Bengal from 2000 to 2011. Bhattacharjee stepped down from the CPM's politburo, central committee and state secretariat due to ill health in 2018.

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