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Jyoti Basu (Bengali: জ্যোতি বসু Joti Boshu, 8 July 1914 – 17 January 2010; also Jyotirindra Basu) was an Indian politician belonging to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from West Bengal, India. He served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1977 to 2000, making him the longest-serving Chief Minister of any Indian state. Basu was a member of the CPI(M) Politburo from the time of the party's founding in 1964 until 2008. From 2008 until his death in 2010 he remained a permanent invitee to the central committee of the party.

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  • Lok Sabha polls 2014: Vridavan's widows want a say in 2014.

      News Source: The Economic Times | 3 days ago
    The World's Best Airports 2014 The World Airport Awards are based on 12.85 million customer nominations across 110 nationalit.....They hardly figure on a politician's priority list and largely remain unnoticed in election season, but the 3,000-odd
  • Mamata Banerjee vs Election Commission: Will the EC explain itself better ...

      News Source: Daily News & Analysis | 9 days ago
    But West Bengal was deprived of this peace on Monday with an impending war being ticked off between the Election Commission (EC) and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.  The Election Commission has decided to transfer seven top officials in the state
  • Let us step on sartorial toes

      News Source: Telegraph India | 29 days ago
    Arvind Kejriwal has his trademark muffler and Narendra Modi his Modi kurta (now a registered brand). The Trinamul leader's badge of honour is wrapped round his ankles...You glance at an important-looking man's feet, and if he is sporting trendy

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  • Jyoti Basu On Swami Vivekananda ~ Swami Vivekananda Quotes

      Blog Source: www.swamivivekanandaquotes.org | 1 day ago
    Jyoti Basu (Bengali: জ্যোতি বসু, 8 July 1914 – 17 January 2010) was an Indian Bengali politician belonging to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI (M)). He was the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1977 to 2000. In this article our ...
  • One Group has Already Lost the Elections: How Leadership ...

      Blog Source: www.mainstreamweekly.net | 1 day ago
    One reason for its success in Bengal was that the leaders were shrewed strategists who remained invisible while pushing the suave, foreign-educated Jyoti Basu to the front. In Kerala the party benefited from some of the most talented political ..
  • radicalblogger: Communal Fascism and its Dangers

      Blog Source: kunal-radicalblogger.blogspot.com | 1 day ago
    I remember when I was a student, graffiti on Calcutta walls could be seen condemning Jyoti Basu as a new Mussolini. And of course, we have the regular attacks on Indira Gandhi's 'fascism”. Make no mistake, we have had despicable, very ...

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