Unanimously elected in the 17th Party Congress.
The 17th Party Congress of All India Forward Bloc was concluded successfully at Pasumpon Muthuramalingam Thevar Manch, Netaji Nagar (Arinagar Anna Aringam), Chennai. The five-day Congress elaborately discussed the current socio, economic and political issues and chalked out the course of mass action for the coming days. 851 delegates from 22 states participated in the 5 days conference begins on 22nd September 2013. The New Central Committee elected unanimously in the 17th Party Congress.