New Delhi: Somnath Chatterjee, former Lok Sabha speaker, has been admitted to a private nursing home in Kolkata. His condition is said to be critical and has been put on a ventilator. As per the hospital sources, Chatterjee has been suffering from various diseases.
89-year-old Chatterjee has breathing and cardiac problems, hospital sources said.
He was earlier admitted to a Kolkata hospital in June. He was released after his improved after a few days. “Chatterjee is gradually improving but will take more time (to recover),” the senior hospital executive had said.
The family members and doctors attending him did not disclose the ailment due to which the 89-year-old former parliamentarian was admitted to the ICU earlier this week. The family members do not want the ailment to be disclosed, the official had said.
Chatterjee, a former CPI(M) leader and 10-time Lok Sabha MP, was speaker of the Lok Sabha in the first Congress-led UPA government from 2004-2009.
The CPI(M) expelled him in 2008 for not resigning as the speaker after the party withdrew its support from the UPA-1 government over Indo-US nuclear deal.