Balaswar: Five-time MLA from Baleswar Arun Dey passed away in the AMRI hospital here at 7.20 pm on Monday. A bachelor, he was 76. He had tested Covid-19 positive three weeks ago. Dey was elected to the State Assembly three times on CPI ticket, once as an NCP member and once as an Independent candidate. He was active in student movement and a prominent trade union leader.In 2014, he unsuccessfully contested Assembly elections from Baleswar.