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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...

03-May-2017 New Delhi

Sitaram Yechury flays government over Aadhar

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday flayed the government for making Aadhar cards mandatory for issuing PAN cards."Goalposts constantly shifted on making Aadhaar mandatory. From passing it as a money bill to violating SC's orders, this is...

24-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Attack on policemen, shows 'jungle raj' in UP : Sitaram Yechuri

Expressing outrage over right-wing outfits attacking police stations in Agra, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said there was a 'jungle raj' (lawlessness) in Uttar Pradesh."BJP MPs and MLAs are leading mobs to attack police stations in Uttar Pradesh....

15-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Outraged over Kashmir youth being tied to moving jeep : CPI-M

The CPI-M on Saturday said it was outraged over the tying of a Kashmiri youth to a moving Army jeep as a shield against stone-pelters in Kashmir and demanded action against those responsible.In a statement, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) cited...

14-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Ambedkar's vision under threat today : Sitaram Yechury

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday said that B.R. Ambedkar's vision of the "Constitution above all" was under threat and called upon the people to take forward his ideals."B.R. Ambedkar's vision, more than just symbolising social justice, helped...

11-Apr-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

We did everything for Mahija : Pinarayi Vijayan

Breaking his silence for the first time since a woman went on a five-day hunger strike demanding justice for her dead son, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said the state government had done everything it could for the family."We do not know...

05-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi seeks Sitaram Yechury support for amendment to GST bills

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and sought Left parties' support on an amendment to be moved by Jairam Ramesh to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bills in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.According to a...

04-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Indian youths need jobs, not vigilantism : Sitaram Yechury

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday flayed the Narendra Modi government for what he said was giving sops to corporates and said the youth need jobs and not vigilantism."Two third of the country's population comprises youths; they need jobs and...

03-Apr-2017 Agartala

Centre trying to oust Tripura government : CPI-M

Tripura's ruling CPI-M has alleged that BJP's central ministers were spreading misinformation about the Left Front government in the state in a bid to dislodge it."BJP's (Bharatiya Janata Party) central ministers visiting Tripura almost every week provide imaginary...

29-Mar-2017 Kolkata

Left Front rally in Kolkata on Narada, Saradha issues

Demanding arrest of ministers, elected representatives and leaders of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress seen accepting money in the Narada sting footage, opposition Left Front on Wednesday brought out a huge rally in the heart of Kolkata and announced their...

28-Mar-2017 Agartala

NDA government trying to scuttle MGNREGA : Manik Sarkar

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government is trying to close the rural job scheme MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act)."The present central government is gradually...

24-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

RSS, BJP working towards Hindu rashtra : Sitaram Yechury

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday accused the BJP and RSS of going ahead with their agenda of turning a secular India into a "Hindu rashtra" as well as violence and communal polarisation in some states.He said both the Bharatiya Janata Party...

24-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Supreme Court must first give verdict on Ayodha issue : Sitaram Yechury

The Supreme Court cannot absolve itself of its responsibilities on the Ayodhya issue and has to first come out with a verdict in the case, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Friday.It is not correct for the apex court to suggest an out-of-court...

23-Mar-2017 Agartala

Resolve issues with Bangladesh, Tripura CM urges Centre

Ahead of the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India early next month, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Thursday urged the Centre to resolve all disputes and issues pending with the neighbouring country."Resolve the disputes and issues...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Modi government legalizes political corruption : CPI-M

The CPI-M on Thursday accused the Modi government of creating "new avenues for large-scale money laundering" while claiming to be fighting corruption in public life."The Modi government has indulged in the height of duplicity to hoodwink the people of this...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Adityanath as CM a step towards Hindu Rashtra : CPI-M

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the RSS have taken "the most audacious step" to usher in a Hindu Rashtra by making Adityanath Yogi the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, the CPI-M has said."They have put in place, as Chief Minister of the biggest state of India,...

19-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

Yogi as CM is BJP's message on 'Hindu Rashtra' : Sitaram Yechuri

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri on Sunday said that by making Yogi Adityanath the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the BJP and its ideological parent the RSS have sent out a clear message that "they want to transform India into a Hindu Rashtra".It...

19-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

BJP, RSS not undefeatable : Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said the BJP and the RSS are not undefeatable and that people of India will win the fight against communalism.Addressing a public rally of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) here, he said that in the...

19-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Adityanath mockery of Modi's 'inclusive growth' call : CPI-M

Yogi Adityanath becoming the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh is a mockery of Prime Minister Narendra Modis call for inclusive growth, the CPI-M said on Sunday."This choice by the RSS, executed by its political arm the BJP, is a deliberate move which bodes...

16-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

No action against Thomas based on media reports : Pinarayi Vijayan

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday informed the Kerala assembly that based on media reports no action will be taken against Vigilance Director Jacob Thomas.Vijayan was responding to a leave for an adjournment motion moved by opposition Congress legislator...

16-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Sitaram Yechury calls for a narrative counter to RSS-BJP

Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said an alternate narrative should evolve in the country to counter the narrative being propagated by the Hindutva forces.He called on all the secular parties to evolve this narrative...

07-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala mulls cloud seeding to tackle worst drought in century

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday hinted that cloud seeding could be one possible measure to tackle the worst drought that Kerala has faced in a century.Noting that his government has done everything humanely possible to handle the situation, Vijayan...

02-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Vijayan dismisses death threat, Yechury questions Modi

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday made it clear that he was not bothered by a RSS leader's offer of Rs 1 crore to have him killed."The RSS in the past has taken the heads of others but I have to move around and I will," said Vijayan in his...

28-Feb-2017 New Delhi

RSS wants to impose its views on everyone : Sitaram Yechury

CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday flayed the Modi government and the Sangh Parivar over the death and rape threats to Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur for taking on the ABVP."Ministers are supposed to work under the constitutional oath to ensure...

25-Feb-2017 Pune

Pune clashes not linked to Ramjas College controversy : CPI-M

A CPI-M leader on Saturday said that the clashes between activists of the party's student wing SFI and RSS-affiliated ABVP in the Savitribai Phule Pune University campus were not related to the ongoing controversy in Delhi's Ramjas College."This was an...

25-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Press US for action in Indian engineer's killing : Sitaram Yechury

Deploring the killing of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in the US, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday called for pressurising the Donald Trump administration for quick action."We urge our government to put the strongest pressure on the authorities...

24-Feb-2017 Kannur

Police won't go after 'imaginary' accused : Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said the police won't go after "imaginary" accused persons in the kidnapping of the Malayalam actress."The police will not go after imaginary accused persons," Vijayan told a public meeting. At the same time,...

23-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Ramjas violence example of state-backed intolerance : CPI-M

Describing the violence outside Ramjas College here as an example of "state machinery backed violent intolerance", the CPI-M on Thursday demanded action against ABVP activists involved in the assault as also against the police for connivance.Wednesday's clashes...

14-Feb-2017 Kannur (Kerala)

Kannur can be brought back to normalcy: Pinarayi Vijayan

Kannur district, considered Kerala's most volatile due to the violent rivalry between the CPI-M and the BJP/RSS, can be brought back to normalcy, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday."Even though previous peace talks have not earned the desired results,...

13-Feb-2017 Agartala

Tripura CM asks officials to meet people, resolve problems instantly

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar asked civil service officials to meet people more often to resolve and sort out their problems, if possible on the spot."Occasionally abstaining from routine official works, you must meet more frequently with the people to...

09-Feb-2017 Thiruvananthapuram/Manama

Bahrain keen to increase ties with Kerala

Bahrain is willing to increase its ties with Kerala in various sectors, Bahrain's Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa informed visiting Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.A statement issued by the office of Vijayan on Thursday night said...

09-Feb-2017 New Delhi

'Raincoat' jibe due to PM's 'peculiar imagination': Sitaram Yechuri

Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said that the "raincoat" jibe at former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh probably came of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "peculiar imagination"."I think the raincoat example came out of the...

09-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Set limits on election expenditure : Prakash Karat

Denouncing "money power" during elections, the CPI-M wants a limit set on overall expenditure incurred by political parties during elections."Limits on election expenditure have to be set if the role of black money in elections is to be curbed," former CPI-M General...

09-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Regional parties degenerating due to family ties : CPI-M

Family ties are contributing to the degeneration of the ideology of regional political parties and the time has come to curb this trend, the CPI-M has said.Commenting on the political chaos in Tamil Nadu, CPI-M journal "People's Democracy" said in an editorial:...

09-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Sitaram Yechury denounces Modi's 'fascistic demagoguery'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has destroyed the accountability to Parliament by refusing to answer members, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Thursday."Prime Minister refuses to answer a single point raised in the debate, destroying accountability...

05-Feb-2017 Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram

Words misrepresented, respect former minister : Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said his words on former minister P.S. Nataraja Pillai were "misrepresented" and he had full respect for him as the Congrss demanded that he apologise for his rude remarks."I have only high regards and respect...

03-Feb-2017 New Delhi

What happened to Naga peace accord, Sitaram Yechury asks Modi

After violent protests in Nagaland against 33 per cent quota for women in urban local bodies, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Friday questioned the Modi government over the Nagaland peace accord."Nagaland is burning. Fair to ask what happened to the 'Naga...

28-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Sitaram Yechury questions government's silence on vigilante groups

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday condemned the assault on filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Jaipur, questioning the silence of Narendra Modi government over vigilante groups in BJP-ruled states running amuck.Activists of Shree Rajput Karni...

27-Jan-2017 New Delhi

RSS, BJP escalating violence in Kerala : CPI-M

Claiming that six of its activists have been killed and scores of others injured since the LDF returned to power in Kerala, the CPI-M on Friday alleged that it was in fact the leftist parties that were at the receiving end of "murderous attacks" by the RSS and...

23-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Modi government subverted Jai Hind to Jio Hind : Sitaram Yechury

While paying tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday accused the Narendra Modi government of subverting the nationalist leaders enduring slogan ‘Jai Hind."Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose...

19-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Government weakening state-run insurance companies : CPI-M

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday accused the central government of weakening state-run general insurance companies through disinvestment, which it said is "not in the country's interest"."The CPI-M strongly opposes the clearance given...

11-Jan-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

CPI-M to 'hang' Modi over failure of demonetisation

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) will hold a special programme in 14 district headquarters in the state where Prime Minister Narendra Modi would face a mock trial and would be hanged.Soon after Modi announced the spiking of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes...

08-Jan-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Left Front to go alone in poll-bound states : CPI-M

The high-level party meeting of the CPI-M held here has decided to fight the upcoming assembly polls in five states under the banner of the Left Front only, party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Sunday.Addressing reporters here after the four-day-long...

07-Jan-2017 Jammu

Authorities unable to handle situation after snowfall : CPI(M)

Castigating the administration for its ill-preparedness to handle the expected snowfall, CPI (M) State Secretary Ghulam Nabi Malik has said the tall claims made by the authorities on their alertness have been exposed by the massive power breakdown, road blockades,...

03-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Trinamool MP's arrest delayed, much awaited : Mohammed Salim

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Tuesday said Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay's arrest by the CBI in the Rose Valley chit fund scam was "much awaited" and accused the Narendra Modi government of delaying the arrest."Sudip Bandyopadhay's...

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