Nilotpal Basu is an Indian politician. He was a Member of Parliament, representing West Bengal in the Rajya Sabha the upper house of India's Parliament as a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).[1] He runs an NGO called Grameen Sanchar Society (GRASSO) which started a Mobile PCO scheme in West Bengal with state and BSNL support.[2] Basu got into controversy after bank loans taken by the GRASSO were not repaid.[3][4][5][6]

Nilotpal Basu
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
1994–2006
ConstituencyWest Bengal
Personal details
Born (1956-12-31) 31 December 1956 (age 63)
Political partyCommunist Party of India (Marxist)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RAJYA SABHA MEMBERS BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 1952 - 2003" (PDF). Rajya Sabha. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Mobile PCOs for rural Bengal". Times of India. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  3. ^ "CPM honcho leases land at Re 1/acre". Aloke Banerjee. India Today. 31 January 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  4. ^ Outlook. Hathway Investments Pvt Limited. 2009. p. 32. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Storm On The Red Sea". Outlook India. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Marxist leaders fall for the good life". India Today. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2019.