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Ex-Speaker Somnath Chatterjee 'stable but critical' after heart attack

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Former Somnath Chatterjee, who was hospitalised in a critical condition last week, suffered a on Sunday morning, a said.

"suffered a at the hospital this morning. His condition is now stable but critical. He is undergoing dialysis," said Pradip Tondon, of

The veteran has been put on ventilator support at the city nursing home since last Tuesday following a kidney-related ailment.

The 89-year-old was earlier admitted to the nursing home on June 25 after suffering a

He underwent treatment for 40 days and was discharged just for three days after his health showed signs of improvement. However, he was re-admitted after his condition deteriorated last Tuesday, the said.

Chatterjee, regarded as an outstanding parliamentarian, served as the from 2004 to 2009.

The 10-time member was expelled from the on July 23, 2008, "for seriously compromising the position of the party" as he refused to resign as the after the CPI-M withdrew support to the first over the India-US civil nuclear deal.



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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 20:42 IST