Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condoles passing away of Communist Patriach Jyoti Basu

NEW DELHI, 17th January, 2010: The Prime Minster Dr. Manmohan Singh has condoled the passing away of veteran Communist leader Shri Jyoti Basu. Dr. Manmohan Singh in his condolence letter to the departed leader's son Shri Chandan Basu said the passing away of Shri Basu marks the end of an era in the annals of Indian politics.
The Prime Minister's message is as follows: "I was deeply grieved to learn of the sad demise of your father Shri Jyoti Basu. The passing away of Shri Basu from the scene marks the end of an era in the annals of Indian politics.
In a political career spanning more than six decades, the veteran communist leader steered his party to power in West Bengal, leaving a legacy of uninterrupted rule by the Left Front that he forged through his leadership and legendary skills in building consensus.
During his more than 20 years at the helm of affairs in West Bengal, he proved himself to be one of the most able administrators and politicians of independent India . He was a powerful regional voice in the national political scene and helped to strengthen Indian federalism.
Shri Basu will be remembered by the people of West Bengal for bringing stability and order to the State after the turbulent period of the early 70s and for the rural transformation he brought about through his visionary land reforms and his style of democratic and decentralized governance.
He was a man of great integrity with a deep commitment to secular values. Throughout his long career his first priority remained the welfare of ordinary citizens, the workers and the peasants. I have personally had a very long association with Shri Jyoti Basu.
On many occasions in my career, I turned to him for his sagacious advice on all matters, whether they related to West Bengal or to issues of national importance.
His advice was statesmanlike but always pragmatic and based on unshakable values that he championed throughout his political career. I feel a deep sense of personal sadness at the passing away of a political luminary who was a great patriot and an intellectual of high order.
I convey my heartfelt condolences to you and other members of the bereaved family and to Shri Jyoti Basu’s countless comrades, friends, admirers and followers."

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Condolence Message Great Leader Comrade Joty Basu said...

Condolence Message at the Demise of
The Great Leader Comrade Joty Basu

Our Party Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal-JASOD expresses heartfelt sorrow and condolence at the demise of Comrade Joty Basu, the Great Communist Leader of Our Era, Legendary Mass Leader and Respectable National Leader of India, Ex. Chief Minister of Indian State West Bengal and Member of the Political Bureau of CPI (M) Central Committee. We express our sympathy to the shocked fellow Comrades and the People of West Bengal as well as whole India. At his demise not only Indian People lost a Great Leader, it is also a great loss for the communist, left, democratic and progressive movements of the fighting masses of the whole World. He showed the path-how to use the limited state and administrative power in a capitalist state for realising, protecting and advancing the rights of the workers and peasants and the toiling masses towards Socialism. It is a unique development of Marxism done by Comrade Joty Basu.
At his demise Bangladesh lost a great and true friend and a guardian. People of Bangladesh will remember him forever for his historical support in the National struggle and National war for Independence in 1971. The people of South Asia also will remember him for his bold and pragmatic role like a guardian in building relations of peace and co-operation.
Our Party Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal-JASOD pays its highest homage to the Great Leader Comrade Joty Basu. Our Party Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal-JASOD will remember him forever by upholding his works and teachings.

Hasanul Haq Inu MP
Central Executive Committee and
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal-JASOD
35-36, Bangabandhu Avenue, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
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