Later he became a Marxist and joined the Indian Communist Party.He was one of the seven members of an inner committee set up by the Indian Communist Party Politburo. He also had important role during the inner-party struggle of this communist party.He was elected as a member of Legislative Assembly of West Bengal in 1952 election. After the split in the Indian Communist Party, Niranjan remained with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)). He also led the coalition ministry of West Bangla in 1967-71.
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