Leaders pay tribute to Bardhan
New Delhi : The body of veteran CPI leader A B Bardhan, who died here on Saturday after prolonged illness, was brought to the party headquarters, where his admirers and leaders from across political parties paid tributes to him.
Vice President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and Congress leader Raj Babbar were among the prominent persons who visited Ajoy Bhawan to pay tributes to Bardhan.
Mourners filed past the body, wrapped in party flag, which was brought to the CPI headquarters here at 10 AM. His last rights will be performed at the Nigambodh Ghat electric crematorium here at 3 PM today.
Liu Jin Song, DCM and Minister at Chinese Embassy here, also paid tributes to the departed CPI leader.
92-year old Bardhan passed away on Saturday at the GB Pant Hospital here after prolonged illness.
Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan had steered the party during the turbulent period of coalition politics at national level.