The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its deep grief at the death of Comrade K L Bajaj, member of the Central Committee of the Party and a veteran trade union leader of Maharashtra. Aged 78, Bajaj died after a short illness in Mumbai today.

Comrade Bajaj joined public life through the Revolutionary Communist Party of India. He joined the CPI(M) in 1964. Bajaj had participated in the movement for the liberation of Goa from Portuguese occupation and was arrested.

A trade unionist, Com. Bajaj participated in the founding conference of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions in 1970. He was elected Secretary of the Maharashtra State Committee of the CITU in 1978. Currently he is one of its all India Vice Presidents’. He was elected to the Central Committee of the Party at its 19th Congress in 2008.

K.L. Bajaj was imprisoned several times during his five decades old political life.

In his death, the Party has lost an outstanding leader of the working class movement in Maharashtra. The Polit Bureau pays respectful homage to his memory.  It conveys its heartfelt condolences to his wife Prabha, his two sons and a daughter.