New Delhi: After Kerala, West Bengal unit of the CPI-M leadership is facing a big crisis.
Polit bureau member and former Chief Minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has informed the party leaders that he would leave all party positions owing to his poor health. Buddhadeb has sent the letter to the party's central leadership. because of poor health, he said.
West Bengal Chief Minister also said that he will not join the 21st session of party congress. The session will start from April 14 in Visakhapatnam. The CPI for the next three years will finalize the party's political thinking.
In the recent meeting of CPI-M, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had sought permission to quit the party including membership of the State Secretariat. He also informed thaat the state leadership that the Polit beureau and the central committee do not want to remain in the forefront. These two are CPI-M's major top institutions.
A senior party leader revealed what Bhattacharya has said. He said "It is true that I daily come to office party but it is not enough. I think now that I am not in a position to serve the party, as it was a few years ago. "
Most of the leaders of the CPI-M in the state would not release the veteran Marxist leader of the party positions. The party leader said the CPI-M in next month's 24th State Conference of Bengal chief's proposal will be considered. Party in Bengal and Kerala are facing different issues.
On one hand, 70 year old Bhattacharya wants to leave the party citing health reasons, on the other hand, 91 year old former Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan is fighting with State leadership for his own agenda .
Bhattacharya joined CPI-M in 1996 and became State Committee member in 1971. In 1982 he was elected party's West Bengal state secretariat.