A B BARDHAN

  • CPI favours Dalit woman as President: Bardhan June 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The CPI on Thursday said it favoured a Dalit woman as the next President of India, but did not spell out any name for the top Constitutional post. Top CPI leader AB Bardhan said Congress or UPA have not spoken with the Left parties or come out with any...
  • Bardhan hits out at UPA govt over corruption June 16, 2011

    Hyderabad: Hitting out at the UPA government over the issues of corruption and black money, CPI general secretary A B Bardhan on Wednesday alleged that the Centre had failed to take effective steps to check the malaise. CPI leaders S Sudhakar Reddy and Gurudas Dasgupta had been raising the issues in...
  • 'CPI to fight against corruption, price rise' May 30, 2011

    Patna: CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan on Monday said his party would soon launch a nationwide stir in phase manner to protest against corruption, price rise and food insecurity. "We will soon launch a nationwide agitation in phase manner against rampant corruption, price rise, food insecurity and other burning issues...
  • Sonia's comment an insult to Bengal: Bardhan April 16, 2011

    Kolkata: Taking on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's comment that conditions in West Bengal are worsening under the Left Front, Communist Party of India (CPI) general secretary A B Bardhan on Friday said the statement is an insult to the state. "Sonia Gandhi's statement is an insult to West Bengal and its...
  • Left ahead in Kerala, tough fight in WB: Bardhan April 1, 2011

    Kochi: It will be a tough fight between the Left Front and the Trinamool Congress in this month's assembly polls in West Bengal while in Kerala the CPMled Left Democratic Front (LDF) had an edge over the Congressled United Democratic Front (UDF), CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan said on...
  • Left getting alienated from people: Bardhan June 5, 2010

    New Delhi: Fortyeight hours after the Left's defeat in Bengal civic polls, CPI General Secretary AB Bardhan slammed them saying the leaders live in denial, are arrogant and out of touch with people. In an exclusive interview with CNNIBN, CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan spoke to Karan Thapar....
  • Bardhan takes on CPM, calls leaders arrogant June 28, 2009

    General Secretary of Communist Party of India A B Bardhan lashing out at comrades said that Left leaders tend to become arrogant as they come to power. Talking to Karan Thapar on Devils Advocate Bardhan said that CPMled Left Front government in Bengal runs as if it is a single...
  • PM's chair not a heirloom, Bardhan tells Sonia April 28, 2009

    Kolkata: The Communist Party India on Monday attacked Congress president Sonia Gandhi for her criticism of leaders of the other parties who want to become prime minister. Taking on Sonia over her reported statement that it had become a fashion for political leaders of various parties to aspire to be...
  • CPI names LS candidates, plans to contest 50 seats February 22, 2009

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Sunday announced its first list of 28 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections and said it planned to contest 50 seats. Announcing the list, CPI general secretary A B Bardhan told reporters that the Left parties intended to form a Third...
  • Jayalalithaa calls for an alliance with CPI November 19, 2008

    Chennai: CPI leader A B Bardhan is likely to meet AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa on Wednesday. The meeting will be held to discuss the possibility of an alliance between the two parties ahead of the general elections. Jayalalithaa had earlier declared that she was open for an alliance with the left....
  • 'Left lost trust vote, won hearts of Indians' August 3, 2008

    Have the Left parties damaged their credibility by their behaviour? That's the key issue Karan Thapar raised with the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India, A B Bardhan. Karan Thapar: Mr Bardhan, the Left parties have failed to stop the IndoUS deal going further and you have lost...
  • Bardhan No Bar July 26, 2008

    Not many of us know that AB Bardhan, general secretary of the Communist Party of India, grew up in Nagpur, Maharashtra's political hotseat. Known for his political acumen and integrity, Bardhan talks to IBN Lokmat's news editor Subhash Shirke about the current political situation, his views on the nuclear deal...
  • Cyrus takes on Bardhan's horsetrading claims July 21, 2008

    Cyrus Broacha explains how the current state of Indian politics is one big joke. He also reveals why Paul McCartney is upset with Olympics organisers and why there's no point in Rahul Mahajan trying to find life on Mars. ...
  • Left leaders get threats for blocking Ndeal June 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Four top Communist leaders on Sunday received death threats by mail for blocking the IndiaUS civil nuclear deal and for allegedly "harassing" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government. CPIM leaders Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury and CPI leaders A B Bardhan and D Raja got identical copies of the letter...
  • FM's measures have failed, throw him out: Left June 20, 2008

    Raipur: The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Friday demanded the dismissal of Finance Minister P Chidambaram from the post of Union Finance Minister, saying inflation has reached 11 per cent proving all the FM's measures a total failure. "We want his (Chidambaram's) immediate ouster," CPI General Secretary, A B Bardhan...
  • UPA govt would not fall if Left withdraws support: CPI March 15, 2008

    New Delhi: The CPI has indicated that in the event of the Left withdrawing support to the UPA Government over the IndoUS nuclear deal, the outside supporters would not bring it down. The CPI General Secretary, A B Bardhan, however evaded direct replies to questions on whether the Left would move...
  • 48 hrs before talks, Left goes soft on Ndeal March 15, 2008

    New Delhi: For the first time since the UPA and Left locked horns over the nuclear deal, the Left has indicated that the government need not stall talks with the Nuclear Suppliers Group. This comes just before the crucial UPALeft discussions on the IndoUS nuclear deal on March 17. The Left...
  • Govt backs down over Ndeal after Left's threat March 8, 2008

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has confirmed that the talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Indiaspecific safeguards have been completed. "We had decided in November last year we would go to the IAEA for talks on Indiaspecific safeguards. That stage is over now. We have...
  • CPM rules out midterm polls at Centre January 23, 2008

    New Delhi: There will be no midterm polls at the Centre, CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan said on Wednesday. Bardhans statement came in the wake of longsustained fears of the falling out of the UPA allies Congress and CPI(M) over the controversial IndoUS nuclear deal. In fact, Bardhan admitted...
  • National Wipes: What's making news today December 14, 2007

    CPI General Secretary, A B Bardhan said that the Left does not want the IndoUS nuclear deal to be operationalised; The Shimla High Court asked the union health ministry to file a reply by Monday, giving the reasons for seeking a fourmonth extension in implementing pictorial warnings on tobacco products;...
  • Left says Govt's actions on Ndeal must match words October 12, 2007

    New Delhi: The Left has responded positively to the Prime Minister's speech at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit and has welcomed the possibility of the work on the IndoUS nuclear deal being slowed down. However, it is determined to keep the pressure on and says that the Congress' actions have...
  • I take no responsibility for what Pratibha does: Bardhan July 1, 2007

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devils Advocate. The Left has claimed credit for proposing Pratibha Patil as a candidate for the Presidency of India. So how do they react to the serious allegation she faces? Thats the issue I shall raise with the General Secretary of the Communist Party...
  • 'Don't blame Pratibha for what her kin have done' June 30, 2007

    The race for Rashtrapati Bhavan is getting murkier by the day with allegations and charges being leveled against UPA nominee Pratibha Patil with alarming frequency. Two days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh came out in defence of Patil, dismissing all allegations and charges against her as mudslinging, CPI General Secretary...
  • Cong woos TN CM for Prez poll June 13, 2007

    New Delhi: Efforts by the Congress to convince its allies to agree on Home Minister Shivraj Patil as UPA candidate for the post of President, have reached a peak with the DMK chief Karunanidhi arriving in the Capital. Karunanidhi, who flew in here from Chennai drove straight to 7, Race Course...
  • Devil's Advocate: A B Bardhan May 6, 2007

    Is the Communist Party of India serious when it says it may be time to reconsider support to the UPA Government or is that just a tactical ploy? In Devils Advocate interview programme on CNNIBN, Karan Thapar asked this question to the General Secretary of the CPI A B Bardhan. Following...
  • Singur land deal not transparent: CPI January 6, 2007

    New Delhi: Left Front partner CPI on Saturday said that the land deals both in Singur and Nandigram were not transparent. CPI alleged that the land deals at Singur for the Tata car project and at Nandigram for a chemical hub by Indonesia's Salim group issue had not been discussed...
  • Don't hurt farmers: CPI tells WB govt December 26, 2006

    Kannur, Kerala: The Left Front Government in West Bengal must set up industries in the state without harming farmers interests, the CPI said on Tuesday. "The CPI is not against industrialisation. But the process should not be at the cost of farmers and the working class by taking away fertile land...