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Buddhadeb resigns as CM

West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee resigned on Friday following the debacle suffered by the CPI(M)-led ruling Left Front in the assembly polls.

india Updated: May 13, 2011 13:39 IST

West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee resigned on Friday following the debacle suffered by the CPI(M)-led ruling Left Front in the assembly polls.

Bhattacharjee was the chief minister of the state for two consecutive terms since May, 2001, taking over the baton from party patriarch Jyoti Basu who was at the helm of affairs in the state since 1977.

Meanwhile, the CPI(M) state secretariat met to review the severe drubbing in the election suffered by the party-led Front which ruled the state uninterruptedly since 1977.

All the 17 secretariat members were present at the meeting which was presided over by party's state secretary Biman Bose and attended by the chief minister.

The 10-party Left Front is also scheduled to meet.