PM Modi condoles demise of CPI veteran Dasgupta

Prime Minister Modi described the CPI leader as one of the "most committed and articulate proponents of his ideology".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday condoled the death of CPI veteran Gurudas Dasgupta, saying he was a strong voice in Parliament.

Prime Minister Modi described the CPI leader as one of the "most committed and articulate proponents of his ideology".

"He was a strong voice in Parliament, whose interventions were keenly heard across the political spectrum," the prime minister wrote on Twitter.

In his condolence message, Naidu said Dasgupta was an able parliamentarian and a well-known trade union leader.

"My heartfelt condolences to bereaved family members, friends and well-wishers," the vice president said.

Dasgupta, 83, died in Kolkata following a prolonged illness.

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