The Hush Post: Somnath Chatterjee, the former Lok Sabha speaker is critically ill. His condition is deteriorating. The CPI(M) veteran is suffering from kidney ailment and was put on ventilator on Saturday.
The 90-year-old was admitted to hospital on August 10 following deterioration in his health. And today morning, Chatterjee suffered a massive heart attack. According to the doctors, things are getting more critical, though somehow things are being managed. From last four days, Chatterjee is under life support system. A team of seven doctors continue to attend him.
In July, he was admitted to a private medical centre in Kolkata after he suffered a haemorrhage stroke.
Chatterjee, who is one of the longest-serving parliamentarians in India, has not been keeping well from the past couple of months.
Chatterjee a 10-time MP, is at present an independent lawmaker in the Lok Sabha. He served as the Speaker of Lok Sabha from 2004 to 2009. He joined the CPI(M) in 1968 and remained its leader till 2008.
He was expelled from CPI(M) after he refused to step down from his position as Speaker of LS in the Parliament after the Communist party withdrew support to the UPA government over the India-US nuclear deal.