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28-Apr-2018

Can Yechury stitch together an anti-BJP coalition?

Given the weakened position of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) at the national level, the uneasy truce between its two factions led, respectively, by the present and former General Secretary, will be of interest mainly to the party faithful.Even...

22-Apr-2018 Hyderabad

Sitaram Yechury unanimously re-elected as CPI(M) general secretary

The CPI-M on Sunday unanimously re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years and he pledged to take steps to oust the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Yechury's re-election took place on the last day of the party's...

21-Apr-2018 Hyderabad

BJP has prepares bands of 'rapist rakshaks' : Brinda Karat

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has prepared bands of men who are "rapist rakshaks", CPI-M leader Brinda Karat alleged on Saturday.Reacting to the Union Cabinet approving an ordinance on the death penalty for those convicted of raping children, she said...

06-Apr-2018 Kolkata

Bengal Panchayat polls: Left leaders decry Trinamool's violence

Decrying an "unprecedented attack" by West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on the opposition parties' basic democratic right to file nominations for the panchayat elections, Left leaders on Friday called for firm action against all those indulging in "hooliganism...

05-Apr-2018 New Delhi

MPs not taking salaries have guilty conscience : D. Raja

Slamming the ruling BJP and NDA MPs for saying they would not take salaries and perks for the days Parliament did not function, CPI leader D. Raja on Thursday said those not taking salaries have a "guilty conscience"."They are not taking salaries as they have...

03-Apr-2018 Kolkata

Trinamool turning Bengal panchayat polls into a farce : Biman Bose

Left Front Chairman Biman Bose on Tuesday accused West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of indulging in large-scale violence to deter Left candidates from submitting their nominations for the upcoming Panchayat polls while the State Election Commission's...

03-Apr-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala CM announces vigilance probe into CPI's 'land deal'

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday announced a vigilance probe into a land deal involving the CPI's Wayanad district unit after a TV channel sting purportedly showed the CPI hand in glove with the land mafia.The CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist)...

30-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Punish those who leaked CBSE question papers : CPI-M

The CPI-M on Friday urged the government to punish all those who are to blame for leaking the Class 10 and 12 exam question papers."All those responsible for causing distress to these students need to be identified and punished," the Communist Party of India-Marxist...

22-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Congress won't succeed with another UPA experiment : CPI-M

The Congress won't succeed with another UPA experiment as it has lost all credibility and the best way to defeat the BJP in the next Lok Sabha election will be to pool in all anti-BJP votes statewise, the CPI-M has said."The Congress hopes to build an extended...

12-Mar-2018 Mumbai

Farmers can uproot governments, warns Sitaram Yechury

Warning the ruling BJP, Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said that farmers can "uproot governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra" if they failed to concede their just demands.Reaching Mumbai to address a rally of...

08-Mar-2018 Kolkata

Surjya Kanta re-elected Bengal CPI-M Secretary

Surjya Kanta Mishra was on Thursday re-elected Secretary of the CPI-M's West Bengal state committee, while ailing former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee was named special invitee to the body at the end of the four-day state conference of the party.Mishra,...

08-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Tripura defeat major setback for Left : CPI-M

The election defeat in Tripura "is a major setback" for the CPI-M and the Left, the Communist Party of India-Marxist has said."This is the first time the Left Front had to fight the BJP as its main opponent," said an editorial in the CPI-M journal "People's...

07-Mar-2018 Kochi

Kerala HC orders CBI probe into murder hours after CM says no

Hours after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said there was no need for a CBI probe into the murder of a Youth Congress worker, the Kerala High Court on Wednesday gave the nod for it.Vijayan told the Assembly that the probe into the murder of 30-year-old...

06-Mar-2018 Kolkata

CPI-M accuses BJP-RSS of violence in Tripura

The CPI-M on Tuesday accused the BJP and its allies of large-scale post-poll violence and vandalism against its party workers across Tripura and announced protests all across the country.Terming the attacks by the BJP-RSS and the Indigenous People's Front...

06-Mar-2018 Kolkata

Kolkata's Left protests against razing of Lenin statue

Hundreds of Left activists on Tuesday poured out on the streets of Kolkata to protest against the demolition of a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Tripura after the BJP won the assembly elections in the north eastern state.The Communist Party of India-Marxist brought...

05-Mar-2018 Kolkata

Need to form secular platform to defeat BJP-RSS : Sitaram Yechuri

The CPI-M on Monday stressed on the need to form the "broadest platform" of secular and democratic forces to counter and defeat the "communalism" of the BJP and the Sangh Parivar.The Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury, accused...

03-Mar-2018 New Delhi

BJP used money, muscle power to win Tripura : Sitaram Yechuri

Accepting the Tripura mandate, Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday charged the BJP with using money and muscle power to win the state assembly elections."This has happened because the BJP has unscrupulously utilised...

20-Feb-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Crucial days ahead for CPI-M in Kerala

The coming days are going to be crucial for the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in general -- and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and state Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan in particular -- with the state party conference scheduled to be held in...

16-Feb-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Pinarayi Vijayan asked to break silence on Congress worker's murder

The Congress in Kerala on Friday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to break his silence on the brutal murder of a Youth Congress worker by suspected CPI-M men in Kannur.The Youth Congress worker, Shoaib, 30, was allegedly stabbed 48 times, on Monday...

15-Feb-2018 New Delhi

RSS working to re-work Indian Constitution : CPI-M

The RSS wants to re-mould the Indian State with a military which adheres to Hindutva, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has said.This is the message that emerges from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's speech to RSS workers in Muzaffarpur in Bihar that...

13-Feb-2018 Kannur (Kerala)

Congress worker in Kannur murdered, party balmes CPI-M

Thirty-year-old Youth Congress worker, Shoaib was found murdered late last night by CPI-M workers, the party said. The Left party's leadership here has denied any role in it.The Congress party called for a dawn-to-dusk shut down in protest of the murder in the district,...

08-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Simultaneous elections assault on democracy : CPI-M

The concept of holding simultaneous parliamentary and state elections across India by tampering with the Constitution will "foster centralised authoritarianism" and must be firmly opposed, the CPI-M has said."India is a vast country with political diversity...

04-Feb-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Sitaram Yechury comes under fire at party meet in Kerala

Bringing the rift in the CPI-M into the open, some party leaders from Kerala slammed General Secretary Sitaram Yechury at a meet here on Sunday, a day after he confirmed that a complaint has been received against State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son for...

02-Feb-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Mounting fascism curbing freedom in India : Pinarayi Vijayan

Increasing levels of fascism are curbing the freedom to write and speak freely and this needs to be challenged, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Friday.After inaugurating the three-day Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters here, organised...

01-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Budget unconnected to ground realities : Sitaram Yechury

CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's 2018-19 budget was "unconnected to ground realities".In his reaction to Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's last full budget before the next Lok Sabha election, Yechury said...

01-Feb-2018 Agartala

CPI-M's Manik Sarkar is India's 'poorest' CM

Marxist leader Manik Sarkar, who has been guiding the destiny of Tripura for 20 long years, remains arguably India's poorest Chief Minister, with a paltry Rs 1,520 cash in hand and Rs 2,410 in a bank account.In an affidavit submitted earlier this week with his...

31-Jan-2018 Agartala

Tripura polls outcome to push anti-BJP politics : Sitaram Yechury

The result of Tripura's February 18 assembly polls would boost "anti-BJP" national politics, Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Wednesday."The outcome of the assembly elections in Tripura would further push the anti-BJP...

31-Jan-2018 New Delhi

CPI-M attacks Modi for calling 'pakoda' sellers 'self-employed'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claims that anyone opening a 'pakoda' shop on the street should be considered employed "exposes the abject failure" by Modi to create jobs on any meaningful scale, the CPI-M has said.Modi in an interview last week claimed that...

29-Jan-2018 Agartala

Tripura to form 8th Left government : Manik Sarkar

CPI-M-led Left parties will win the elections and form the eighth Left Front government in Tripura, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said on Monday after filling his nomination for the February 18 assembly polls."CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist)-led Left Front...

27-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar

Biju Patnaik played major role making me PM : H.D. Deve Gowda

Former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda on Saturday said Biju Patnaik played a major role in making him Prime Minister."Biju Patnaik played a major role in making me Chief Minister of Karnataka and Prime Minister of the country," revealed the former Prime Minister.Describing...

26-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Basic tenets of Constitution under threat : Sitaram Yechuri

As India celebrated its 69th Republic Day, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday said the basic tenets of the Constitution are "under grave threat"."Greetings to all of us citizens on Republic Day. It was a momentous day when India adopted values...

23-Jan-2018 New Delhi

CPI-M mulls impeachment motion against Chief Justice Misra

The CPI-M on Tuesday said it was contemplating an impeachment motion with other opposition parties against Chief Justice Dipak Misra after four senior-most judges complained about arbitrary allocation of cases in the Supreme Court."In this situation, there...

21-Jan-2018 Kolkata

CPI-M Central Committee says 'no' to electoral pact with Congress

The CPI-M's Central Committee on Sunday ruled out, by majority vote, any "understanding or electoral alliance" with the Congress in its draft political resolution, with General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the final decision will be taken in the party...

18-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Executive threatening judiciary's independence : CPI-M

There is every danger of the Indian judiciary's independence being compromised by the pressure tactics adopted by the executive, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has said.Referring to the revolt by four senior most judges of the Supreme Court against...

17-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Governments should not fund any religious pilgrimages : CPI-M

The central and state governments in India should not provide subsidy or funds to pilgrimages of any religion, the CPI-M said on Wednesday, a day after the Centre announced withdrawal of Haj subsidy."As per the secular principle of the state, the CPI-M is...

17-Jan-2018 Mumbai

CPI-M flays abrupt end to Haj subsidy

The CPI-M on Wednesday criticized the government for abruptly stopping the Haj subsidy for pilgrims when the Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that this should be phased out over a 10-year period."The sudden withdrawal of the subsidy seems arbitrary and motivated...

12-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Sort out issues to protect transparency in SC : CPI-M

The CPI-M on Friday said the four senior Supreme Court judges have raised important issues that have a vital bearing on the institution and hoped the issues will be sorted out keeping in mind the principles of democratic functioning and transparency."Four...

12-Jan-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Pinarayi Vijayan hails Kerala diaspora meet, BJP disagrees

The two-day 'Kerala Loka Sabha' that started here on Friday could well be an engine for the future growth of the state, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said inaugurating the first-of-its-kind event.Held at the banquet hall of the state assembly, the event...

11-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Stop making Aadhaar mandatory : CPI-M

The CPI-M has urged the government to stop making Aadhaar linkages mandatory to avail basic services and also criticized the Supreme Court for delaying a ruling on the contentious issue."The only way out of the impasse is to stop making Aadhaar mandatory...

10-Jan-2018 New Delhi

100% FDI in retail will harm retailers, shopkeepers : CPI-M

The CPI-M on Wednesday denounced the government decision to allow 100 per cent FDI through the automatic route in single brand retail trade, warning this will have "harmful consequences" for domestic retail traders and shopkeepers.Until now, Foreign Direct...

09-Jan-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Pinarayi Vijayan's chopper expenses excluded from Ockhi relief fund

Following an opposition protest, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's office on Tuesday announced cancellation of an official order that envisaged deducting from the Ockhi cyclone relief fund the expenses incurred on his helicopter ride to cyclone-hit areas.Vijayan...

03-Jan-2018 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee lying about Bengal farmers' well-being : Biman Bose

Hitting out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Left Front Chairman Biman Bose on Wednesday said that her claim about farmers in the state was "false" as about 150 of them committed suicide in the recent past.Banerjee had claimed farmers were the...

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