West Bengal Tuesday celebrated the birth centenary of Jyoti Basu - one of the most revered Indian politicians and the state`s former chief minister - with blood donation camps, seminars and cultural programmes.
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling is set to become the country`s longest serving Chief Minister transcending the late Communist patriarch Jyoti Basu if he wins this year`s Assembly polls, for the fifth time in a row.
A treasury bench member in West Bengal Assembly Thursday served a privilege notice against Leader of Opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra related to the protests in the house by Left Front legislators on Wednesday.
West Bengal`s Trinamool Congress government Tuesday withdrew a bill which had included a clause naming a sprawling modern township on the city`s eastern fringes after late communist patriarch and former chief minister Jyoti Basu.
Glowing tributes were paid to former West Bengal CM Jyoti Basu in the assembly amidst charges by Leader of the Opposition Partha Chatterjee saying successors of the late CPI-M patriarch were not following his footsteps.