West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar (File photo)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar (File photo)

Dasgupta was fearless parliamentarian: West Bengal Governor

ANI | Updated: Oct 31, 2019 19:59 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Oct 31 (ANI): West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday expressed grief at the demise of Communist Party of India leader Gurudas Dasgupta saying he was a fearless parliamentarian who spoke his views firmly.
"As a Union Minister and Member of Parliament from 1989- 1991, I had the privilege of knowing him (Dasgupta). He was fearless and ace parliamentarian who always presented his viewpoint firmly. His death is a huge loss to the Indian polity," Dhankhar said in a statement.
The Governor also conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
Dasgupta, 83, died in Kolkata on Friday morning. He was suffering from heart and kidney-related ailments.
Dasgupta was a well-known trade unionist. He was a three-time member of Rajya Sabha and leader of CPI in Lok Sabha. (ANI)