Press Trust of India| June 4, 2013 Last Updated at 21:40 IST
KOLKATA: The CPI (M) would start preparations for celebrating the birth centenary of late chief minister and party leader Jyoti Basu from July 8.
"From that day, the party will prepare for a year-long birth centenary celebration of Jyoti Basu with due honour," the CPI(M) state committee said after a meeting here today.
The state committee said the celebrations would include spread of Marxist ideology and for extending mass organizations.
The party has already decided to set up a ‘Jyoti Basu centre for social studies and research’ at Rajarhat New Town in memory of the Marxist leader who died on January 17, 2010.