Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has been hospitalized on Wednesday after he complained of breathing problems.

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and chief minister Mamata Banerjee have wished speedy recovery to former chief minister Bhattacharjee.

According to media reports, the doctors of the hospital are monitoring the oxygen saturation level of the veteran CPI(M) leader.

“Concerned to hear that former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has been hospitalised with breathing problems. Praying for his speedy recovery and wishing him well,” chief minister Mamata Banerjee said in a tweet.

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in his tweet said: “Wishing speedy health recovery of former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya admitted in hospital.”

A media report quoted an official of the hospital as saying: “We are treating him. Necessary tests are being conducted at our flu clinic, following which we will decide on whether he requires hospitalisation.”

Bhattacharchee resigned as the politburo member of the central committee of CPI(M) as well as the state secretariat in 2018.

He served as West Bengal chief minister from 2000 to 2011.

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