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Former West Bengal Chief Minster Buddhdeb Bhattacharjee being discharged from a private hospital, in Kolkata. Bhattacharjee was admitted last Friday with complaints of an acute breathing problem.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee comes out after visiting former chief minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee where he is admitted after complaints of acute breathing problem,in Kolkata

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Former chief minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's daughter Suchetana Bhattacharjee at a hospital where her father is admitted after complaints of acute breathing problem,in Kolkata

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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhakhar meets former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya at his residence, in Kolkata.

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Former West Bengal Chief Minister and CPI(M) Leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharya addressing party activists during 50th year celebration of party mouthpiece 'Ganasakti', in Kolkata.

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A visibly aged Buddhadeb Bhattacharya at a poll campaign in April, 2016

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and former West Bengal Chief Minister and CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee at a joint election campaign rally, in Kolkata.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, former West Bengal Chief Minister and CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattcharjee and Congress- CPI(M) Candidate Deepa Dasmunshi at a joint election campaign rally in Kolkata.

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Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, surrounded by party flags travels on an open hood vehicle during an election rally, in Kolkata.

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Formar West Bengal Chief Minister and CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee during his first election campaign for West Bengal Assembly Polls in Kolkata.

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CPI(M) leaders Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Surya Kanta Mishra during a function in Kolkata.

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CPI(M) Politburo members Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and Biman Bose arrive to pay tribute to Jyoti Basu on the centenary of his birth at the state party headquarters in Kolkata.

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Buddhadeb Bhattacharya with his wife Mira and daughter Suchetana after casting their vote for the Lok Sabha polls in Kolkata.

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Former West Bengal Chief Minister and CPI(M) Politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharya during an interview with PTI in Kolkata.

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Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee arrives at the inquiry of the judicial commission probe into the July 21, 1993 police firing, in Kolkata.

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Former West Bengal Chief Minister and CPI(M) Politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharya address Left Front rally in Kolkata.

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Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee pays tribute to former Chief Minister the late Jyoti Basu on his 100th birth anniversary at Mahajati Sadan in Kolkata.

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Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya (C) pays homage during funeral procession of SFI leader Sudipto Gupta, who allegedly died after a clash with Kolkata police, at SFI headquater in Kolkata.

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Buddhadeb Bhattacharya at a recent rally in Calcutta

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Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee visits Mollah in hospital

Former Chief Minster Buddhadeb Bhatacharjee, Left Front Chairman Biman Basu and others leader paying their last respect to former MLA of Burdwan Pradip Tah in Kolkata. Tah was killed in a clash between CPM and TMC workers.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat with party leaders Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Brinda Karat during a rally in Kolkata.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat (R) with party leaders Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Sitaram Yechury during the inaugural session of the party's West Bengal state conference in Kolkata.

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CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee addresses the Left Students & Youth rally in Kolkata.

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Former Chief Minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee and Left Front Chairman Biman Bose during a protest rally against West Bengal Government in Kolkata.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat and former West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee during the party's Central Committee meeting in Kolkata.

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Former Chief Minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee and Left Front Chairman Biman Bose before the CPI(M) politburo meeting in Kolkata.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat and senior leaders Budhadeb Bhattacharjee and Biman Basu (L) during the party's West Bengal state committee meeting in Kolkata.

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A security person holds an umbrella for Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee as Left Front Chairman Biman Bose and other leaders look on as it rains during a rally to protest against Central government for price hikes in necessary commodities and against WB government for attacks on their party activists in different parts of the state after Assembly polls, in Kolkata.

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Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee exchanges greetings with Left Front Chairman Biman Bose (R), former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee (C) and former Finance Minister of the state Asim Dasgupta during the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Kolkata.

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Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee exchanges greetings with Left Front Chairman Biman Bose, former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and former Finance Minister of the state Asim Dasgupta during the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata.

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From right, Left Front Chairman Biman Bose, former Chief Minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and former Finance Minister of the state Ashim Dasgupta during the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Kolkata. TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee takes oath as the new CM of West Bengal.

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Left Front chairman Biman Bose and West Bengal former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattarcharjee during CPI(M) state committee meeting at the party headquarters in Kolkata.

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Buddhadeb Bhattacharya at the CPI(M) HQ on May 13

West Bengal state Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, in the back seat of his car, comes out after submitting his resignation, in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee arrives at CPI(M) headquarters in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee speaks to the media for the Assembly elections at his party headquarters in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee addressing an election campaign rally in support of his party candidate at Bankura district of West Bengal.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee shows his marked finger after casting his vote during the third phase of Assembly polls in Kolkata.

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Young boys look at a wall graffiti of Trinamool Congress in Kolkata.

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Two men walk past a wall graffiti of Trinamool Congress party in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee addresses an election campaign rally in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee with his party candidates during an election rally for the upcoming state assembly polls, in Nadia district of West Bengal.

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From Left, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee (CPIM), Manzu Majumder (CPI),and Kshiti Goswami (RSP) at a recent rally in Kolkata.

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From Left, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee (CPIM), Manzu Majumder (CPI),and Kshiti Goswami (RSP) at a recent rally in Kolkata.

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From Left, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee (CPIM), Manzu Majumder (CPI), and Kshiti Goswami (RSP) at a recent rally in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee waves to supporters during his election campaign for the upcoming state assembly polls, in Kolkata on Friday.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattcharjee addressing an election campaign rally in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattcharjee during his 'Road Show' for the upcoming state assembly election in Kolkata.

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A wall graffiti of Trinamool Congress in Howrah.

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A wall graffiti of TMC ahead of West Bengal assembly election in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee interacts with the college students during an interactive programme as part of his campaign for the state assembly election, in Kolkata.

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CPI(M) leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee gestures during an interaction with the media in Kolkata ahead of the state assembly polls.

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A Trinamool Congress worker making a graffiti on a wall for the forthcoming assembly poll, at Nadia district of West Bengal on March 3

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee meeting family members of the boy who was killed by some anti-social persons, at Barasat in North 24 Parganas.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, addresses a political rally organised by CPI(M) led Left Front to protest against price hike and other issues in Calcutta.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee (C), Left Front Chairman Biman Bose (R) and Forward Bloc state Secretary Ashok Ghosh (L) during birth anniversary celebrations of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan (R) and Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee pay homage to victims of a recent accident in Kerala during the inaugural ceremony of the "Diamond Jubilee Celebration of Calcutta Malayalee Samajam" at Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee addresses a gathering of para-teachers in Kolkata.

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INTUC members burning the effigies of West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattcharjee and Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata during their "Mahakaran Abhijan" agitation against the state government in Kolkata.

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Trinamool Congress activists wrap their mouths with black clothes as they take part in a silent protest rally against West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee paying floral tribute to former Chief Minister of West Bengal Siddhartha Shankar Ray in Kolkata.

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Activists of All India Mahila Sanskriti Sangha, women wing of Socialist Unity Center of India burn an effigy of West Bengal state Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, in Kolkatta. The activists were protesting against the degradation of law and order situation in the state. Banner at left reads, “We demand exemplary punishment to the culprits who paraded tribal women naked in public in Birbhum district ”.

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Pass it on? A new fiscal bill could shakle the next government, says Trinamool

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The Telegraph, Calcutta, after home minister Chidambaram’s “buck stops here” comment invited Buddha’s barb

West Bengal Governor M K Naryanan and Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee during the sewaring ceremony of two ministers at Rajbhawan in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee addressing a press conference in Kolkata. Buddhadeb today hit back at Union Home Minister P Chidambaram for his comments that the buck stopped at his table on maintaining law and order in the state and asked him to "mind" his language.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee having words with Commissioner of Police and other police officials during his visit to the Stephen Court where a major fire broke-out, at Park Street in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee after releasing a stamp on magician P C Sarcar(Snr) in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya kicks a soccer ball to inaugurate Amarjyoti Krirangan at Gayespur in Nadia district.

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Union Home Minister P Chidambaram along with West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee addressing the media after a meeting over anti-maoist operation at Writers Building in Kolkata. Chidambaram said if the naxals can halt violence then talks can be done on any matter.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee leaves after visiting veteran communist leader Jyoti Basu at a hospital in Kolkata. PM has offerred toarrange doctors for Basu's treatment.

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West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattyacharjee presents a memento to Director Mani Ratnam during the inauguration of the '15th Kolkata Film Festival'.

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Trinamool Congress activists take part in a road blockade programme demanding immediate arrest of West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and the immediate ceasefire of alleged CPI(M) attack on Trinamool Congress activists at every corner of the State, in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee during a mass convention of Left Front to protest against Central Government for price hike of necessary commodities, at Netaji Indoor stadium in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee (R) and Left Front Chairman Biman Bose during an event to mark the 60 years of Chinese Revolution, in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee addresses a rally on the occasion of 50 years of Food Movement, in Kolkata.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat (L) busy in a discussion with West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee during party's State Committee meeting at party headquarters in Kolkata.

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Sunday September 7, 2008 
For a while it seemed Gandhi-giri had succeeded a face-saver had been worked out West Bengal government has asked Tata Motors to start operations at its small car manufacturing unit and reassured that no land would be taken out of the company's main plant in Singur or from areas earmarked for its ancillary units for giving to landlosers. West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi interacts with media alongwith Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, Trinamool congress chief Mamata Banerjee and Opposition Leader of West Bengal Legislative assembly Partha Chaterjee (second from left) after the end of meeting on Singur issue at Raj Bhawan in Kolkata. 

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya has perhaps had enough of the bandhs organised by his political opponents at the drop of a hat. Replying to a query at an Assocham interactive session in Calcutta on August 26, Bhattacharjee reportedly said, “I am against bandhs. Unfortunately, I belong to a political party, which calls bandhs. I have kept quiet. But, from now on, I’ll not keep quiet…. Gherao is illegal and immoral. It is our contribution to the English language. It will not be allowed in the state.” It was enough to bring all the communists out from the woodworks. The CPI-M state secretary Biman Bose, Kerala CM VS Achuthanandan and CITI general secretary Mohamed Amin were quick to " condemn" Bhattacharjee’s views on bandhs while the CPI-M politburo seriously mulled ‘action’ and 'censure' against the West Bengal chief minister and said that it considers the right to strike by the working class a fundamental right. Many saw that as a 'public censure' but the CM's supporters say that he was only talking about the bandhs which bring all life to a standstill in the state.

Tuesday December 4, 2007
A week of regrets and clarifications for Buddha. After all round condemnation, largely from Leftist intellectuals and thinkers, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was in Delhi to seek LK Advani's help in the Gurkha Hill Council bill, and while talking to the press, he finally conceded: "I should not have said that. Now I want peace for all. We have to ensure that Nandigram does not repeat itself. We have learnt lessons from Nandigram that we have to take people into confidence... We have failed in Nandigram. It was an administrative and political failure". While the CM still dodged all queries on Taslima Nasrin, his comrade, Left Front Chairman Biman Bose was more direct and clearly wanted more concessions from Taslima Nasreen, after she withdrew the controversial passages from her autobiography: "It is for the people to decide but she has written not just one book. There are many books." Clearly, the comrades are serious about winning back the fundamentalist Muslim constituency. But then the Bengal CM got embroiled in one more controversy. He was widely reported as questioning the historical existence of Lord Rama. "Where is the historical proof of Ram's birth? If Ramayana is history and Ram is a historical figure then where is the proof," he was reported to have said while speaking in Kolkata to mark the 15th anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid. But then came the clarification: "I quoted the following lines from Rabindranath Tagore: ‘Kobi tobo monobhumi Ram er jonmosthan Ayodhya r theke satya jeno’ [the poet’s mind is the birth place of Ram, which is more real than Ayodhya]." Meanwhile, in Nandigram, dead bodies continue to be found in freshly discovered graves.

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An effigy of Chief Minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee put up by Janasanskriti Mancha during their protest against violence in Nandigram, at Esplanade in Kolkata. The Nandigram issue took a new turn as half-burnt human bones, wrapped with thick papers, were found from graves in Khejuri even as the ruling CPI-M claimed it was "normal" to find "such things" in cremation grounds. Both CPI-M and Trinamool Congress are claiming that the dead bodies are of their supporters, for whose death the other party is, needless to say, responsible

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Finally Buddha regrets. After all round condemnation, largely from Leftist intellectuals and thinkers, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee finally conceded: "I should not have said that. Now I want peace for all. We have to ensure that Nandigram does not repeat itself. We have learnt lessons from Nandigram that we have to take people into confidence... We have failed in Nandigram. It was an administrative and political failure". While the CM is still dodging all queries on Taslima Nasrin and is lobbing the ball in centre's court, his comrade, Left Front Chairman Biman Bose is not making any conciliatory noises yet. As recently as yesterday, he did not sound impressed with Taslima Nasreen withdrawing the controversial passages from her autobiography: "It is for the people to decide but she has written not just one book. There are many books." Clearly, the comrades are serious about winning back the fundamentalist Muslim constituency.

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Chief Minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and his predecessor Jyoti Basu speak during a function in Kolkata commemorating the 30th anniversary of Left rule in the state. Next only to the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan which ruled for 38 years, the CPI(M)-led Left Front today earned the rare distinction of completing 30 years in power.

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