Former West Bengal Chief Minister, Jyoti Basu, was admitted
to hospital on Sunday after experiencing breathing problems.
Mr. Basu, 96, is considered a Marxist patriarch in India and
is one of the founders of the Communist Party
of India-Marxist (CPI-M). The CPM has held power in West Bengal for three
He was himself State Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1977
to his resignation in 2000.
The vice president of the private hospital said that his
release date would be decided by Tuesday by a group of doctors from the medical
Several government officials visited Mr. Basu to wish him a