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CPI-M leader Biswas's condition still critical

Jyoti Basu, CM Buddhadev Bhattacharya and senior party leaders attended the meeting cancelling all their poll related programmes.

india Updated: Mar 19, 2006 15:41 IST

West Bengal state committee held an emergency meeting on Sunday morning to review the situation arising out of the critical condition of the party' state secretary Anil Biswas who underwent a brain surgery after suffering a cerebral attack on Saturdaynight.

Party sources said the condition of Biswas remained critical and the doctors conducted a CT scan and kept him under observation for 72 hours in the ICU of a city nursing home.

Veteran Marxist Jyoti Basu, Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharya and senior party leaders attended the meeting cancelling all their poll related programmes.

The meeting was believed to have discussed who would be the in-charge of party's state leadership in view of Biswas' illness. The five-phase assembly election will be held in the state in April and May.

According to informed sources, CPI-M politburo members Sitaram Yechuri and Brinda Karat would be arriving on Sunday to visit the ailing leader.

Emerging out of the meeting, Basu told reporters that Biswas was not well. He said the doctors conducted a scan and would soon issue a medical bulletin on his condition.

The 61-year-old Biswas, who was scheduled to leave for Malda to attend a party meeting on Saturday night, felt uneasy in his residence and was rushed to the nursing home in the evening.