- Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said – I was not told
- He was given this award in the field of public affairs
- He was the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 2000 to 2011
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said- I am denying it
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s statement has come after the announcement of Padma awards. He has refused to take it. He said in his statement, ‘I do not know anything about the Padma Bhushan award. Nobody told me about it. If I have been given the Padma Bhushan, I am rejecting it. Earlier, his party’s Rajya Sabha MP and Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Bikash Bhattacharya had also said that it is fake. As far as I know, this award will not be accepted by him.
Bhattacharya, who was a member of the CPM Politburo, has been as vocal about PM Narendra Modi as Mamata Banerjee. Before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he had said that if Modi becomes the PM then it will be very dangerous for the country.
Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was called by the Home Secretary in the morning. His wife picked up the phone as he was ill. If he had to refuse, he had enough time.
central government sources
who are Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee?
Bhattacharya was the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 2000 to 2011. Along with this, he has also been a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was born on 1 March 1944 in North Kolkata. His ancestral home is in Bangladesh. He studied Bengali literature from the prestigious Presidency College in Kolkata and obtained a BA degree in Bengali (Hons). He later joined CPI(M). He was made the state secretary of the Democratic Youth Federation, the youth wing of the CPI, which later merged with the Democratic Youth Federation of India.
It is said that Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee started the industrialization campaign in Bengal. It was he who set up Tata’s Nano production plant in Singur, near Kolkata. His party had to face a crushing defeat in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. After this, in the 2011 assembly elections too, he was defeated by Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Manish Gupta.
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. file photo