AB Bardhan

  • Left Front tottering but CPI's AB Bardhan confident of 32 LS seats 16-03-2014 09:31 PM

    New Delhi: First, an embarrassing downfall of the 'Third Front' and now its own constituents are unraveling in West Bengal and Kerala. Even as a tottering Left Front tries to hold together ahead of polls, veteran CPI leader AB Bardhan is confident that the communists would be able to clinch...
  • Was a mistake to form a third front before elections: CPI's AB Bardhan 16-03-2014 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: Former CPI general secretary AB Bardhan has admitted that it was a mistake for the Left front to attempt to forge a third front alliance before the polls. In conversation with Karan Thapar on this week's Devil's Advocate, he also said the embarrassment of its premature failure could...
  • AIADMK-CPI announce alliance for upcoming Lok Sabha elections 02-02-2014 02:19 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and CPI leader AB Bardhan on Sunday announced the AIADMK-CPI alliance for the upcoming 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Earlier in January, J Jayalalithaa had announced a 'whirlwind' campaign to ensure AIADMK wins all 40 seats in the state. She had sought the support...
  • CPI, CPI(M) want Naveen to take leadership of Third Front 02-01-2014 04:30 PM

    The ruling BJD in Odisha on Thursday claimed that CPI and CPI(M) wanted Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to take leadership of the proposed Third Front. "Two Left parties, CPI and CPI(M) want that Naveen Patnaik take leadership of the proposed Third Front after the general elections in 2014," BJD Vice-President...
  • Regional parties unite for a secular front, attack Modi 31-10-2013 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: The political churning ahead of the 2014 elections has begun with 14 regional parties led by the Left coming together on Wednesday in Delhi for exploring possibilities for the setting off talks of a possible third front once again. Jharkhand Vikas Morcha Leader Babu Lal Marandi, who attended...
  • RS polls: CPI denies plans for alliance with other parties 15-06-2013 05:12 PM

    Chennai: CPI on Saturday said it does not have any plans for alliance with other political parties in Tamil Nadu for the June 27 Rajya Sabha biennial elections. "Till now there is no such alliance or any such thing. As AIADMK is contesting all five seats, they have expressed their...
  • Bardhan hits back at CPI(M) over remarks against his party 19-05-2013 12:25 AM

    Hyderabad: Senior CPI leader AB Bardhan on Saturday took exception to some CPI (M) leaders' reported remarks over his party's policies and programmes. Noting that the CPI (M) leaders claimed that his party had no programme or policy, he said, "The CPI continued to work vibrantly on various burning issues...
  • CPI to launch movement for land, jobs, food 06-01-2012 10:50 PM

    Hyderabad: The CPI's National Council on Friday resolved to build people's struggles on issues of land, jobs and food by joining hands with all democratic forces. "The main issues we have identified are land, unemployment, food and democratic rights. The main thrust of the resolution is that we should build...
  • CPI fielding candidates in poll-bound states 03-01-2012 12:38 AM

    Hyderabad: The Communist Party of India is fielding candidates in five states going to polls earlier this year, including Uttar Pradesh, having an understanding with Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Communist Party of India (Marxist"Leninist), besides some secular and democratic forces, the party's general secretary AB Bardhan said in...
  • Team Anna should listen to others also: CPI 11-12-2011 03:02 PM

    CPI leader AB Bardhan on Sunday advised Team Anna to be flexible and listen to other voices as well. ...
  • Parties advise Anna to be flexible on Lokpal 11-12-2011 02:59 PM

    New Delhi: Even as the Congress chose to stay away, the Left, the BJP and other parties spoke out their stand on the Lokpal Bill, sharing stage with anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare at Jantar Mantar on Sunday. BJP's Arun Jaitley, CPI's D Raja and CPM's Brinda Karat arrived at the...
  • Left, LJP demand revocation of AFSPA from J&K 17-11-2011 06:35 PM

    New Delhi: Demanding the repeal of Armed Force Special Power Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur, Left parties and LJP on Thursday said they will raise the issue of Kashmir in the coming Parliament session. At a press conference here, Left front leaders AB Bardhan (CPI), Prakash Karat...
  • Lokpal not enough to check corruption: Left 02-09-2011 03:11 PM

    New Delhi: Asserting that enactment of the Lokpal Bill is not enought to check graft, Left leaders on Friday said the country needs laws for poll and land reforms and tackling corruption by corporates. Addressing a protest rally, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat accused the UPA government of being the...
  • 'Need effective Lokpal Bill to tackle corruption' 20-07-2011 11:35 PM

    New Delhi: Making a strong pitch for bringing the Prime Minister under the purview of the Lokpal, Left parties on Wednesday emphasised the need for tackling corruption at the higher level. The Left parties, as well as Civil Society members also stressed on the need to have a strong, effective...
  • 'Ministers quit Cabinet like rats on sinking ship' 09-07-2011 04:56 PM

    New Delhi: Hoping that Parliament's Monsoon session will be the "best session" for Opposition to corner the UPA, CPI General Secretary AB Bardhan on Saturday said some "wise" ministers are abandoning the Cabinet like "rats out of sinking ships" before investigators reach their doorsteps. He claimed that the Congress was...
  • Lokpal Bill can't rid India of corruption: CPI 23-06-2011 02:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Thursday said that those who expect the Lokpal Bill to rid the country of corruption are "living in a fool's paradise" and asked civil society members if they had "touched" the source of corruption. "I agree with most of the points...
  • UPA govt complicated Telangana issue: CPI 15-06-2011 09:59 PM

    Hyderabad: Accusing the UPA government of complicating the Telangana issue, the CPI on Wednesday demanded that the Centre end the dispute by accepting the demand of separate Telangana with Hyderabad as its capital. "If anyone has complicated it, it is the UPA government, the government of Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram....
  • Ensure that Maran quits Cabinet: Bardhan to PM 13-06-2011 12:39 PM

    Hyderabad: Stating that the continuance of Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran was "untenable", Communist Party of India (CPI) General Secretary AB Bardhan on Monday demanded that the Prime Minister ascertain that the former was made to quit his post. "Maran's continuance in the Union Cabinet is no longer justified. He...
  • Leadership change in CPI next year: Bardhan 25-05-2011 05:06 PM

    New Delhi: After the severe drubbing at the hustings in West Bengal, the CPI on Wednesday said it would witness leadership change at the party Congress next year. However, General Secretary AB Bardhan said the proposed change in leadership had "nothing to do" with the recent debacle suffered by the...
  • Left lost Bengal due to its arrogance: Bardhan 15-05-2011 02:54 PM

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devils Advocate. How does the Left view its defeat in West Bengal and Kerala? Thats the key issue I shall explore today with the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India AB Bardhan. Mr Bardhan, the Left has lost both West Bengal and...
  • Left lost Bengal due to its arrogance: Bardhan 15-05-2011 02:48 PM

    In this episode, Karan Thapar discusses how does the Left view its defeat in West Bengal and Kerala with AB Bardhan. ...
  • Either change or you are out: Bardhan tells Left 15-05-2011 10:57 AM

    New Delhi: Describing the drubbing of the Left in West Bengal as a "defining moment", CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan has warned its leaders to "either change or you are out". Bardhan recalled that he had earlier cautioned over the "arrogance" of Left leaders, but refrained from blaming anybody...
  • Poll results a warning for the Left: Bardhan 14-05-2011 05:36 PM

    New Delhi: CPI General Secretary AB Bardhan has admitted that the Assembly election results are a warning sign for the leadership to change or perish. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar, Bardhan said that there was nothing wrong with the Left's ideology, but the tactics adopted for dealing with different situations...