“Can’t explain how painful it is to not attend the Brigade meeting…”: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

Bhattacharjee's message ahead of Sunday's Brigade Parade Ground meeting.

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, former West Bengal chief minister and Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader sent out a message for the Left Front and Congress’ meeting on February 28 at Kolkata’s Brigade Parade Ground. Bhattacharjee has been unwell for some time and has not left home in months.

Bhattacharjee said in his message that he is aware of the various developments around the meeting on Sunday, including the fact that there will be many people who will attend it. In his message he wrote that he knows that many people have already arrived in the city for the meeting. The senior leader said that he has been following the advice of doctors and has not been granted permission to leave home.

The senior leader, in his message also wrote that he is unable to express how painful it is for him not to be able to attend the Brigade meeting. “The comrades are fighting on the ground and I have been following the doctors’ advice due to my ailments,” he wrote, adding, “I cannot imagine that a meeting is on in the Maidan and I am stuck home.” He wished the Brigade meeting a success.

The Left Front and ally Congress’ meeting will be held at the Brigade Parade Ground of Kolkata, that is expected to draw a huge gathering. People from various parts of Bengal have already started pouring into the city. Ahead of the Assembly elections, this grand show of the Opposition Left parties and Congress in Bengal has drawn a lot of attention in recent times, especially among the young followers of the parties.