People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


Vol. XXXIV

No. 05

January 31, 2010

Bangladesh PM pays homage

 

Beyond the borders of Indian sub-continent, in the whole of South Asia, Comrade Jyoti Basu was just not only a name, he was an institution, said Sheikh Hasina, prime minister of Bangladesh while paying homage to Comrade Basu. She said “a true friend of Bangladesh, the stature of Jyoti Basu was much larger than his life. He will ever remain in our hearts. The whole life of Jyoti Basu was committed and dedicated to the welfare of the poor people.” Not only the prime minister of Bangladesh, the whole country is mourning the loss of a true guardian at the demise of Comrade Jyoti Basu. All the newspapers of Bangladesh and the electronic media have carried the sad news of his demise. Not only that the National Assembly of Bangladesh on January 17 itself passed an unanimous resolution moved by the speaker condoling his death. In the condolence motion, Comrade Jyoti Basu has been described as a true freind of Bangladesh and a leader of the masses. In fact, the assembly adjourned its proceedings for the day as a mark of respect to the departed leader. The condolence motion adopted by the Bangladesh council of ministers stated, “this legend of Left politics will be remembered ever in the political arena of Indian  sub-continent for his fighting life and commitment to the masses.” The motion further stated, “during the freedom struggle of Bangladesh, like a true guardian he arranged for a safe shelter for more than one crore of people of Bangladesh. His contributions so that Bangladesh could get its due share in the water sharing agreement of Ganges with India will be remembered ever by the people of the country with utmost gratitude. Former prime minister and BNP president Khaleda Zia too sent a seperate condolence message wherein she referred to the role of Basu in cementing the ties of friendship between the two countries and said the whole life of this respected leader was dedicated to the welfare of the common masses.