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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...

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...

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-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Demonetisation mere posturing: Prakash Karat

CPI-M leader Prakash Karat on Wednesday criticised the Centre's decision to demonetise the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, terming it "posturing" to divert people's attention from the government's failures."This is just a political posturing to hide the...

27-Jun-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

Achuthanandan's post will be decided by Kerala cabinet: Prakash Karat

Putting an end to speculation around the post that being offered to former Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan, Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo member Prakash Karat on Monday said that this will be decided by the state cabinet.Addressing reporters...

19-May-2016 New Delhi

Kerala CM will be decided on Friday: Prakash Karat

The new chief minister of Kerala will be decided on Friday, CPI-M leader Prakash Karat said on Thursday after the Left returned to power in the state.The Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist is set to win 91 of the 140...

24-Apr-2016 New Delhi

Prakash Karat files formal complaint against TMC's Derek O'Brien

Prakash Karat on Sunday filed a police complaint against Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien here for morphing the former CPI-M general secretary's photograph that showed Home Minister Rajnath Singh offering him a sweet."I have lodged a complaint with Delhi...

15-Feb-2016 New Delhi

Rajnath Singh relies on fake Twitter IDs: Prakash Karat

CPI-M leader Prakash Karat on Monday took pot-shots at Home Minister Rajnath Singh for saying that Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed backed the Afzal Guru event at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus here."The home minister relies on a fake...

13-Feb-2016 Kolkata

CPI-M politburo to take final call on tie-up with Congress

With the Left Front having given its approval, the CPI-M at the end of its two-day session on Saturday said its politburo will take a final call on the issue of forming an alliance with the Congress for the upcoming West Bengal assembly polls.Chaired by veteran...

30-Dec-2015 Kolkata

Need to improve the quality of party membership: Prakash Karat

Stressing the need to better the quality of party membership, including revving up its women membership, the CPI-M on Wednesday said it is making efforts to improve inner party democracy.Addressing media persons on the fourth and penultimate day of the organizational...

27-Dec-2015 Kolkata

Remove BJP, Trinamool to save India, Bengal: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

Expressing alarm over the policies of the Narendra Modi government at the centre and the Mamata Banerjee regime in West Bengal, CPI-M veteran and former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday gave a call for the removal of the BJP and the Trinamool Congress...

20-Jun-2015 New Delhi

Authoritarianism difficult to impose in India: Prakash Karat

It is not possible now for any political party to enforce Emergency in India, but there exists a looming danger of a "creeping form of authoritarianism", said veteran CPI-M leader Prakash Karat who was then forced into hiding to escape from being arrested."The...

19-Apr-2015 Visakhapatnam

Sitaram Yechury is new chief of CPI-M, vows to strengthen party

Senior leader Sitaram Yechury was unanimously elected the new general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Sunday -- the last day of the party's 21st Congress here. He resolved to strengthen the party to meet the challenges faced by...

19-Apr-2015 Visakhapatnam

CPI-M meet on to elect new general secretary

The Communist Party of India-Marxist on Sunday began a crucial meet to elect a new general secretary.On the final day of the 21st Congress, the party will choose the new Central Committee, which will then elect a new politburo and general secretary.Party's...

14-Apr-2015 Visakhapatnam

CPI-M conclave seeks to strengthen party, forge Left unity

The Communist Party of India-Marxist began its conclave here on Tuesday with a call by its outgoing general secretary Prakash Karat to build and strengthen the party by overcoming the reverses suffered in recent years.In his inaugural address at the 21st...

14-Apr-2015 Visakhapatnam

Prakash Karat calls for strengthening CPI-M, forging left unity

The Communist Party of India-Marxist began its conclave on Tuesday with a call by its outgoing General Secretary Prakash Karat to build and strengthen the party by overcoming the reverses suffered by it in recent years.Addressing the 21st Congress of the...

08-Mar-2015 Kolkata

Sitaram Yechury takes jibe at Modi for mocking CPI-M

CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the BJP's defeat in the recent Delhi assembly polls and the government's failure to secure passage for the motion of thanks to the president for his address to parliament...

03-Jan-2015 Bhubaneswar

'Achhe din' for capitalists, foreign companies: Prakash Karat

'Achhe din' (good days) under the BJP government have come only for the capitalists and foreign companies, CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat said here Saturday."Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised to bring 'achhe din' for the people of the country....

16-Nov-2014 Patna

Secular forces must unite: Prakash Karat

The CPI-M Sunday called for a unity of all secular forces to "save the country from communal forces"."This is the need of the hour," Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Prakash Karat said here.He added that his party would support Bihar's...

29-Oct-2014 New Delhi

Prakash Karat denies divide in CPI-M, says new political line soon

CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday denied reports of pide in the party leadership, and said the party will adopt a new political-tactical line soon.Speaking after the conclusion of a four-day discussion at the central committee of the Communist...

29-Oct-2014 New Delhi

CPI-M to protest changes in MGNREGS

CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday said the government was trying to change the character of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGS) and his party would launch a protest against it.Karat said the Communist Party of...

14-Aug-2014 Agartala

BJP following Congress policies: Prakash Karat

The BJP-led government has replaced the Congress-led UPA at the centre, but the economic, foreign and societal policies remained unchanged, CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat said here Thursday."During the 80 days of its rule, the National Democratic...

22-Jun-2014 Thiruvananthapuram

Blame game in Left over poor show in Kerala

The Left parties have done well in the Lok Sabha elections in Kerala compared to other states, but a blame game has begun within the two Communist parties in the state over the poll results and analysis.Kerala accounted for more than half of the Lok Sabha...

03-May-2014 New Delhi

Prakash Karat bats for Third Front, dismisses Modi 'wave'

CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat Saturday batted forcefully for a non-Congress, non-BJP government at the Centre while discounting any "wave" in favour of BJP leader Narendra Modi."The 11 parties that we brought together have not allied with either the...

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