Nirupam Sen passed away

Question: Veteran politician Nirupam Sen belongs to which political party?
(a) Trinamool Congress
(b) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)
(c) Communist Party of India (CPI)
(d) Communist Party of India- Marxist Leninist (CPI-ML)
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • Veteran politician Nirupam Sen passed away on 25th December following a cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Kolkata. He was a senior leader of Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M). He was 72 years old. Sen retired from active politics in 2013.
  • He held the office of Ministry of Commerce and Industries from 2001 to 2011 under the Chief Ministership of Buddhadev Bhattacharya in West Bengal government. He is widely known as architect of West Bengal`s industrial drive.
  • The land acquisition movements in Singur and Nandigram broke out during his tenure. He was also a politburo member of the party.

Links:
https://indianexpress.com/article/india/veteran-cpim-leader-nirupam-sen-passes-away-5506872/
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/nirupam-sen-veteran-cpim-leader-passes-away/article25817507.ece

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