Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its grief and sorrow at the death of former Speaker and ten-time Member of the Lok Sabha, Somnath Chatterjee.

Somnath Chatterjee was a veteran parliamentarian who played an important role in defending the foundations of the Indian Constitution particularly its secular democratic foundations and federalism.

As an eminent lawyer by profession, he also took up the cause of the working class and the deprived to ensure justice is delivered to them.

The Polit Bureau conveys its heartfelt condolences to his wife and children.