Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, former Bengal CM, says NO to Padma Bhushan

Echoing the words of the former Communist Chief Minister of West Bengal, the CPI(M) said in a statement, “ Comrade Buddhadeb Bhattacharya who was nominated for the Padma Bhushan award has declined to accept it. The CPI(M) policy has been consistent in declining such awards from the State. Our work is for the people not for awards. Comrade EMS who was earlier offered an award had declined it.”