State move to change name of Indira Bhavan unilateral: CPI(M)

PTI | 11:12 PM, Dec 28, 2011
Kolkata, Dec 28 (PTI): The CPI(M) today criticised the West 
Bengal government for 'unilaterally' changing the name of official 
residence of late Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu and renaming it after 
'universally respected' poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. "We have no 
objection to name it after Nazrul islam, a universally respected poet 
and song writer. But in this case the state government should have 
initiated consultations with our party," CPI(M) West Bengal state 
committee Secretary Biman Bose said here. He said this was also a 
very sensitive issue since Indira Gandhi was assasinated in 1984. 
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee earlier in the day said the Indira 
Bhavan would be turned into a museum and a research centre 
devoted to Nazrul Islam trashing the previous Left Front 
government's plan to convert it into a government guest house. The 
bungalow was named Indira Bhavan during the Congress Session in 
1972 when the then prime minister stayed there during the duration 
of the session. PTI PB SUS

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