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17-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Trinamool-BJP feeding each other in Bengal : Sitaram Yechuri

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday accused West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition BJP of practising the same sort of religious extremism and communal appeasement and said the two forces were feeding on each other."It seems the...

17-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Moody's ratings proof of growing capitalism in India : Sitaram Yechuri

Criticising India's sovereign rating upgrade by the global agency Moody's Investors Service, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday said the improved ratings signify the beneficial atmosphere for the international capitalist groups under the Narendra...

09-Nov-2017 New Delhi

'Paradise Papers' shows note ban didn't end black money: CPI-M

The revelations in "Paradise Papers" of how the super rich stash their wealth abroad "effectively debunks the myth of the Modi government's fight against black money", the CPI-M has said."It has underlined the absurdity of the claim that demonetisation has...

08-Nov-2017 Agartala

Demonetisation hit poor, common people hardest : CPI-M

Demonetisation of high-denomination notes hit the poor and common people hard as the BJP government at the Centre deceived Indians by unilaterally scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes last year, the CPI-M said here on Wednesday."Decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs...

07-Nov-2017 Agartala

BJP-led government trying to subvert federal system : Manik Sarkar

The BJP-led government at the Centre is trying to "destabilise" the country's federal structure by switching over to a presidential form of governance, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said on Tuesday."The government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

06-Nov-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Pinarayi Vijayan goes slow on action against 'tainted' Kerala minister

The CPI-M state secretariat meeting held here on Monday to discuss charges of usurping government land against state Transport Minister Thomas Chandy and suitable action against him turned out to be a damp squib, as it decided to wait for legal opinion.There...

05-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Mukul Roy joining BJP 'Aya Ram Gaya Ram' politics : Surjya Kanta Mishra

Dismissing former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy's crossing over to the BJP as "Aya Ram Gaya Ram' politics, the CPI-M on Sunday said it would be "suicidal" if anybody harboured thoughts of fighting one of them by joining the other as the two parties "complement...

03-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Resist attacks on democracy : Biman Bose

Left Front chairman Biman Bose on Friday called upon the people to resist attacks on democracy and be prepared to lay down their lives in the struggles for life and livelihood.Addressing a rally at the conclusion of the statewide jatha (march) brought out...

26-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Modi, BJP taking steps to shield corruption: CPI-M

The CPI-M has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP of taking one step after another "to shield corruption and allow the rich to launder black money".This is being done "contrary to the strident statements against black money and corruption" they...

25-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Bank recapitalization is amnesty to corporate loan defaulters : CPI-M

The government decision to recapitalize the public sector banks by infusing Rs. 2.11 lakh crore amounts to virtually pardoning corporates who have not returned loans now totalling Rs 11.5 crore, the CPI-M said on Wednesday.A statement from the Communist...

20-Oct-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

'Ready for debate': Pinarayi Vijayan responds to Shah's challenge

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday hoped state BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekheran will motivate his party's National President Amit Shah for a creative debate on Kerala aiming for its further development.In his Facebook post, Vijayan said they had...

18-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Attack on Taj aimed at re-writing history: CPI-M

Accusing the BJP rulers of Uttar Pradesh of having "a medieval communal mindset", the CPI-M has said that the vilification of the Taj Mahal by BJP leaders was part of a project aimed at re-writing history."Nothing exemplifies this attitude more than their attempt...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan rules out pre-poll alliance with Congress

 A pre-poll alliance with the Congress is ruled out, says Kerala Chief Minister and CPI-M leader Pinarayi Vijayan, who appears not to completely rule out a tactical tie-up with it after the 2019 general elections to check the BJP.The Marxist leader also...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Poll alliance to be decided at CPI-M Congress : Sitaram Yechury

The CPI-M on Monday said it will decide the issue of aligning with the Congress at its 22nd party Congress to be held from April 18 to 22 next year in Hyderabad."Based on the Polit Bureau outline and the disccussions in the Central Committee, the Polit Bureau...

11-Oct-2017 New Delhi

CBI, ED must probe Jay Shah: CPI-M

The CPI-M has urged the government to direct the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to probe the business dealings of BJP President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah.In an editorial titled "Is the BJP President's Son above Scrutiny?", CPI-M journal People's...

09-Oct-2017 New Delhi

CPI-M protests against BJP over Kerala killings

Hundreds of CPI-M activists led by its General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday marched up to the BJP headquarters here in protest against the killings of CPI-M cadres in Kerala allegedly by RSS and BJP members.CPI-M leaders said they were being attacked by...

05-Oct-2017 Kannur (Kerala)

Amit Shah skips 'yatra' in Kerala CM's hometown, CPI-M says he's scared

After threatening to take his fight into Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's hometown, BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday failed to turn up here to lead a state-wide yatra he had kicked off two days earlier.But hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party activists...

21-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Treat Rohingyas as refugees, CPI-M tells Modi government

The CPI-M has urged the Modi government to reverse its policy and treat Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar as refugees and said "they cannot be the victims of Islamophobia"."The decision of the Modi government to deport Rohingyas from Myanmar who...

01-Sep-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Kamal Haasan, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan discuss TN politics

Noted film actor Kamal Haasan and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan met here on Friday and discussed, among other things, the political situation in Tamil Nadu.Revealing this, Vijayan said in a Facebook post that they have known each other for long and...

31-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Note ban was money laundering exercise : Sitaram Yechury

A day after the RBI revealed that 99 per cent of the scrapped currency notes came back into the system post-demonetisation, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday called the note ban a "money laundering exercise" and demanded that the government...

31-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Opposition parties meet President, demand Tamil Nadu floor test

A delegation of opposition parties including the DMK, Congress, CPI and CPI-M met President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday and demanded an immediate floor test in the Tamil Nadu assembly.The DMK and other opposition parties in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday accused...

18-Aug-2017 Agartala

Not going to court over censorship of my I-Day speech : Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Friday said his government will not go to court against the censorship of his Independence Day speech by national broadcaster Prasar Bharati, but the ruling CPI-M said they would raise the issue in Parliament."We are not...

15-Aug-2017 Agartala

No economic independence even after 70 years : Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday said that though Indians attained independence 70 years ago, they were yet to gain economic independence due to faulty policies pursued by powers that be since 1947."India got independence 70 years ago. Indians...

14-Aug-2017 Thrissur (Kerala)

Strict action against those who misbehave with women : Pinarayi Vijayan

Strict action will be taken against those who misbehave with women, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday."The recent stand of the government regarding those who misbehave with women will reveal what we stand for," he said, after taking the...

06-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Modi visit abandons Palestinian cause: CPI-M

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel ruptures India's long-held stand that Tel Aviv is "an occupying power of Palestinian territories" and amounts to virtually abandoning the Palestinian cause, the CPI-M said on Thursday."The announcement of a 'strategic...

04-Jul-2017 Kolkata

All-party meet, army needed to reduce communal tension : Biman Bose

Expressing concern over the rising communal tension in certain pockets of West Bengal, opposition Left Front on Tuesday urged the Mamata Banerjee government to organise district level all-party meetings and deploy paramilitary forces or even the army to restore...

04-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Modi's Israel visit extension of Hindutva ideology : Prakash Karat

Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel a "complete turning point", senior CPI-M leader Prakash Karat on Tuesday said it was a part of an overall Hindutva ideology which was coming into play both domestically and in terms of foreign policy.The...

30-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Air India privatisation against national interest : CPI-M

The CPI-M said on Friday that Air India's privatisation was "against national interest" and accused the government of handing over national assets for a song to private companies, both domestic and foreign.A Communist Party of India-Marxist statement came...

17-Jun-2017 Kochi

Narendra Modi takes Kochi Metro ride

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a ride in the newly inaugurated Kochi Metro, Kerala's first metro line, from the Southern Naval Command's air terminal to the Palarivatom station.At the air terminal, the Prime Minister was received by Kerala Governor...

14-Jun-2017 New Delhi

SCO should help cut Indian military ties with US : CPI-M

Membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) gives a good opportunity to India to reduce its military and security ties with the US and also review its confrontationist stance towards China and Pakistan, the CPI-M has said.An editorial in the CPI-M...

10-Jun-2017 New Delhi

BJP meeting farmers' grievances with bullets : Sitaram Yechury

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday accused the BJP-led central government of turning farming into a "loss-making profession" and meeting farmers' genuine grievances with "bullets"."The essential point is this: We are not remunerating farmers...

07-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Sitaram Yechury manhandled by two Hindu Sena activists at press meet

Two youths belonging to a pro-Hindutva outfit manhandled Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury at a press conference here on Wednesday.Enraged CPI-M members pounced upon the attackers, who are Hindu Sena activists, and...

07-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Sitaram Yechury roughed up at press meet

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury was roughed up by a young man at a press conference here on Wednesday.Enraged members of the Communist Party of India-Marxist pounced on him and an accomplice and thrashed them before handing over the pair to police....

06-Jun-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

NDTV raids remind of 'Emergency days' : Pinarayi Vijayan

The CBI raids on NDTV network's co-founder Prannoy Roy's premises is reminiscent of the Emergency days, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Tuesday.In a statement issued here, Vijayan said the CBI raids at the residences of Prannoy Roy and his...

02-Jun-2017 Kolkata

Army chief has declared war on Indian citizens : Surjya Kanta Mishra

Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo member Surjya Kanta Mishra on Friday criticised Army chief General Bipin Rawat's comments on Jammu and Kashmir and accused him of declaring a war on Indian citizens."The language that the new Army chief is using... seems...

29-May-2017 New Delhi/Agartala

Tripura CM pitches for rail links for growth of northeast region

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Monday urged the Centre for increased railway connectivity of India's northeast, including through Bangladesh and Myanmar, for the region's development."Early completion of the proposed 15-km Agartala-Akhaura rail link...

21-May-2017 Agartala

No future polls with EVMs sans audit device : Sitaram Yechuri

In any future elections, EVMs without paper audit trail device must not be used, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Sunday."In case of any dispute, counting of votes must be done through the paper audit trail, not from the EVMs. We already...

21-May-2017 Agartala

Tripura polls will be a Waterloo for BJP: Sitaram Yechury

The BJP might think it is unstoppable in Indian polls, but the assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura in February next year would a Waterloo for it, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Sunday."BJP recently formed governments in Manipur...

15-May-2017 New Delhi

Absolving army Major?

Reacting to the media reports that the Army Major who tied a Kashmiri youth Farooq Ahmed of Central Kashmir to the bonnet of a jeep as a "human shield" has been given a clean chit by the Court of Inquiry (CoI), senior Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader,...

14-May-2017 Kolkata

Mockery of democracy in Bengal civic polls : Sitaram Yechuri

Describing the violence and "rampant irregularities" in Sunday's civic polls as a "mockery of democracy", CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday slammed West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress for its "blatant misuse" of the state machinery."This is...

09-May-2017 New Delhi

Leniency behind India's failure to get Mallya : Sitaram Yechury

Questioning Indias failure to secure extradition of Vijay Mallya from the UK, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday accused the Modi government of being "lenient" towards the liquor baron."The question is if you want to bring Mallya back, you need to...

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