CPI-M veteran leader Jyoti Basu is in a critical state, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said on Saturday.
"Basu is in a critical state. The doctors are treating him in a difficult situation. We all want that he should get well," he said while addressing a Left Front meeting in Barasat.
Bhattacharjee said Basu, who had pneumonia, did not want to be hospitalised. "But we took no risk and had him admitted (to hospital) on January 1."
He said doctors at the private AMRI hospital, where Basu was admitted, had consulted specialists of All India Institute of Medical Sciences Friday on Basu's treatment.