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Forward Bloc gets State secretary after 65 years

  • Forward Bloc gets State secretary after 65 years

    Summary: The All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) has elected a new State secretary after a gap of 65 years. Mr Ghosh (95) was the longest serving State secretary of a political party after he was elected State secretary of Forward Bloc for the consecutive 15th time in 2013. The post was lying vacant after the death of Ashok Ghosh, who was the State secretary of the Forward Bloc since 1952. “Both the Left Front and Forward Bloc are facing challenges. We will follow the footsteps of Ashokda and work hard to strengthen our party,” Mr Chatterjee, who is in his mid 50s, told PTI.

    The All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) has elected a new State secretary after a gap of 65 years. Naren Chatterjee, a senior party leader, was unanimously elected by the party’s State council on Sunday. The post was lying vacant after the death of Ashok Ghosh, who was the State secretary of the Forward Bloc since 1952. Mr Ghosh had died of old-age related ailments last year. “Both the Left Front and Forward Bloc are facing challenges. My sole aim would be to strengthen the party and the Left unity in the State.

    We will follow the footsteps of Ashokda and work hard to strengthen our party,” Mr Chatterjee, who is in his mid 50s, told PTI. Mr Ghosh (95) was the longest serving State secretary of a political party after he was elected State secretary of Forward Bloc for the consecutive 15th time in 2013. The AIFB was founded by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in 1939.. .

    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kolkata/forward-bloc-gets-state-secretary-after-65-years/article17547685.ece


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