Kolkata, July 3 (PTI): A life-size portrait of late West Bengal chief minister and Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu will be unveiled in the state Assembly on July 8.
The portrait by noted painter Wasim Kapoor would be unveiled by former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on the 96th birthday of Basu, West Bengal Speaker Hasim Abdul Halim said here today.
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan, Finance Minster Pranab Mukherjee, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee and CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat are among the leaders invited to the programme, he said.
"I have invited her (Mamata) to the programme on the 96th birthday of Basu who was a member of the Assembly since 1946 and chief minister between 1977 to 2000,"
Halim told a press conference.Asked whether Banerjee and Karat have confirmed their participation, Halim replied, "I have invited them. It is up to them whether they will attend or not.