CPI

  • All non-UPA and non-NDA parties must unite: Prakash Karat 09-02-2014 05:50 PM

    Speaking at a left rally in Kolkata, Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat said that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has spoken against the Third Front and called it 'third grade'. Karat said, "He is right as third grade is highest grade, he is still in...
  • Inquiry by competent authority needed in AgustaWestland deal: CPI 02-02-2014 03:30 PM

    Over allegations by middleman Michel in the AgustaWestland deal, CPI leader Gurudas Das Gupta said that there should be an independent inquiry in the case to ascertain the facts. "It is a statement made by an Italian court by a prosecutor to what extent it is correct, what extent it...
  • Kerala: CPI demands Tharoor's resignation 16-01-2014 03:49 PM

    Kerala state executive member of Communist Party of India (CPI) C Divakaran said on Thursday that Shashi Tharoor should resign from the post of minister. He also said that his party will take the issue before the people and explain to them on what he has actually done. ...
  • No legislation should criminalise its citizens: D Raja on Section 377 15-12-2013 03:35 PM

    CPI leader D Raja says no legislation should criminalise its citizens. "No legislation should criminalise its citizens from any section of the society. Now it is for the government how it is going to appeal to the Supreme Court for a review of that judgement." ...
  • FTP: DU Prof Saibaba Raided: Are Left sympathisers being branded as Naxals? 19-09-2013 11:50 PM

    Is GN Saibaba, the wheelchair-bound professor of English in one of the country's premier university, the new face of Naxalism? The Maharashtra Police raided the home of Delhi University professor Saibaba last week, alleging that he is an active member of the banned CPI-Maoist. ...
  • The govt has failed the people, it needs to be shown its place: BJP 18-09-2013 03:47 PM

    CPI leader D Raja said held the central government responsible for price rise and added that steps must be taken to control the hike. He also added that the government should not be in power if they cannot control the market. BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government which...
  • Does Right To Information frighten political parties? 05-09-2013 11:15 PM

    Most of the major political parties except the BJD, TMC and CPI, are keen to pass the RTI Amendment Bill, which aims at keeping political parties out of the RTI ambit. In June 2013, the Chief Information Commissioner's office had passed an order saying political parties should come under the...
  • CPI criticises Oil Ministry proposal to restrict petrol pump timings, says govt clueless 02-09-2013 07:05 PM

    CPI leader D Raja has criticised Oil Ministry proposal to restrict petrol pump timings. He said that the government is clueless and confused. ...
  • Land, Food Bill pro-poor, says Cong; CPI wants the poor to benefit 29-08-2013 01:58 PM

    Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Thursday said that the Food Security Bill and Land Bill are pro-poor. While CPI leader D Raja said that a new bill on land is needed but it must benefit the poor. ...
  • Telangana statehood: Division not the answer, says Prakash Karat 30-07-2013 03:45 PM

    As the Congress seems to be going ahead with the declaration on Telangana despite divisions in the party, CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat on Tuesday said, "Telangana issue will have impact on Gorkhaland which is already simmering." ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Raman Singh 27-05-2013 11:34 PM

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday admitted to security lapse that led to the killing of several Congress leaders in Jagdalpur district on May 25. Singh, however, said that there was no need to politicise the Naxal attack that claimed 28 lives. ...
  • News 360: NIA takes over the Chhattisgarh Naxal attack probe 27-05-2013 09:31 PM

    Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh said that there was no need to politicise the Naxal attack at Baster in Chhattisgarh that claimed 28 lives. However, the Chhattisgarh Chief Minister conceded there were delays in rushing reinforcements to the attack site. ...
  • Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: BJP accuses PM of playing the blame game 27-05-2013 04:59 PM

    BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy has accused the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is trying to make this a particular separate case. ...
  • SL war crimes: We'll keep demanding an international inquiry, says D Raja 17-03-2013 04:55 PM

    CPI(M) MP D Raja said his party will keep pressing for their demand to order an international inquiry into the Sri Lanka war crimes. ...
  • Trade unions' strike unprecendented: Gurudas Dasgupta 20-02-2013 12:00 PM

    CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta called the trade unions' strike unprecedented and said the government had not tried to reach out to unions. ...
  • I am confident government will lose vote on FDI: Prakash Karat 03-12-2012 03:24 PM

    He also said that Kamal Nath is wrong to suggest that FEMA amendments can be tabled and approved by one House only. ...
  • Congress has political agenda behind direct cash transfer scheme: Oppn 03-12-2012 11:58 AM

    The BJP, the CPI-M and the Samajwadi Party are against the direct cash transfer scheme introduced by the government. ...
  • Crisis managers of UPA failed: Mohd Salim 30-12-2011 02:42 PM

    New Delhi: CPI(M) leader Mohd Salim criticised the UPA on Friday saying that the crisis managers of the coalition failed. "Crisis managers of the UPA failed. There was no understanding between the Congress and the TMC, and within TMC, there were two divergent views. The leaders and MPs cannot do...
  • We cannot surrender sovereignty of Parliament: CPI 22-12-2011 06:03 PM

    We cannot surrender sovereignty of the Parliament because someone is threatening, CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said. ...
  • More amendments to Lokpal on the way: Yechury 22-12-2011 02:58 PM

    CPI-M Politburo member Sitaram Yechury said on Thursday that the Lokpal Bill should have been introduced in the Parliament after the Constitutional Amendment. "However, both are being brought together. Definitely there will be more amendments," he said. ...
  • Give Lokpal an independent investigation wing: Karat 21-12-2011 04:31 PM

    CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat said that his party wants to ensure that Lokpal has an independent investigation wing. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Our demands are the common man's demands: D Raja 23-11-2011 01:42 PM

    CPI leader D Raja has ruled out any breakthrough in talks with Finance Minister Pranab Mukerjee on price rise. ...
  • No will to bring evaders to book: CPI on black money 19-11-2011 09:29 AM

    CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said Parliamentary committee will have to take a decision on the black money issue. ...
  • UPA govt is pro-rich: CPI(M) leader Nilotpal Basu 04-11-2011 02:00 PM

    CPI(M) leader Nilotpal Basu said that all Mamata Banerjee is trying to do is buy time and hoodwink the people. ...
  • Modi stealing focus from verdict: Sitaram Yechury 18-09-2011 02:27 PM

    CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said that Narendra Modi's fast was tactic to distract attention from the Supreme Court judgment which is actually a step ahead ...
  • Price hike will have cascading impact: Brinda Karat 16-09-2011 02:19 PM

    CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat slammed the Trinamool Congress saying that if they were honest and not just political grandstanding, they should take a decision that they are against the deregulation of prices and demand a reversal of it. ...
  • Anna's objective is not clear: D Raja 13-09-2011 01:31 PM

    "I don't believe Anna Hazare is apolitical. Fight against corruption can't be apolitical," said CPI leader D Raja. ...
  • Ready to support any anti-graft movement: Left 13-09-2011 12:59 PM

    CPI leader Gurudas Das Gupta reacting to Anna Hazare's views said both the BJP and the Congress are into corruption to fund elections. ...
  • Right man in right place: CPI on Amar Singh 06-09-2011 05:39 PM

    The Prime Minister should come clean on who was Amar Singh fronting in cash-for-votes, said CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta. ...