Kolkata, Jan 15 (PTI): CPI(M) has decided to set up a research centre in memory of party leader and former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu who died on January 17 last year.
CPI(M) West Bengal State Committee has decided to set up a centre for mass movement in memory of Jyoti Basu. An organisation by the name of ''Jyoti Basu Centre for Social Studies and Research'' has been set up for the purpose," a party press release said. Besides information on Basu, the proposed centre would have an auditorium, a conference room, a seminar room, a library and guest rooms.
A request for land at Rajarhat New Town, recently renamed Jyoti Basu Nagar, has been granted by the authorities concerned, the release said. It said funds for the projects would be raised from the public and the fundraising drive would begin from Basu''s first death anniversary on January 17.