Guwahati: Veteran CPI leader and former
Assam Minister Promode Gogoi suffered brain haemorrhage and his condition was today described as "very critical" by the
nursing home authorities here.
Gogoi, who was admitted to the nursing home on April 2
following nasal bleeding, suffered brain haemorrage last
night, nursing home sources said.
He has been put on ventilator support, the sources said.
A team of doctors was constantly monitoring the CPI
leader`s condition which was stated to be "very critical".
The 82-year old leader was elected five times to
the Assam assembly since 1967 and was Flood Control minister
of cabinet rank in the Assam Gana Parishad (AGP) led coalition
government from 1996-2000.
Gogoi was also the National Executive member of the
party and President of the All India Trade Union Congress
Forefront in the Left movement of the region, Gogoi
championed the cause of the working people and played an
important role in organizing trade unions of different
segments of workers including oil employees.
He also played an active role in the refinery
movement, language movement and anti-dam movement which has
rocked the state during the past decades.
He recently attended the 21st Party Congress at Patna
and was re-elected to the National Executive.