Left Front

  • WB government challenges court order on Tapas Pal in Calcutta HC July 30, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government and TMC MP Tapas Pal on Wednesday appealed before a division bench of Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against TMC MP for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it. The hearing is...
  • Another video of Tapas Pal shows him urging villagers to behead Left members July 4, 2014

    Kolkata: There is more embarrassment for the Trinamool Congress after a new video emerged of party leader Tapas Pal delivering another inflammatory speech in a village in West Bengal. Pal is seen urging villagers to take up sharp weapons to behead CPI workers if needed. The TMC leader is...
  • Rape remark: Congress, BJP likely to support Left's privilege motion against Tapas Pal July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her party, the Trinamool Congress, the Left and Congress are demanding a privilege motion against party MP Tapas Pal in the Lok Sabha. BJP leaders suggest that they too won't be against the idea of supporting the...
  • Left to move privilege motion against Tapas Pal for rape remark, NCW to seek criminal action July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: There has been no response from West Bengal Chief Minister yet on whether she will sack Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for saying he will send boys to rape CPM women. Left's Sitaram Yechury has said that the party will move a privilege motion in Parliament against Tapas...
  • TMC MP Tapas Pal says he said 'raid', not 'rape'; demands to sack him grow July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A huge controversy has been sparked by Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's comment that party workers would be sent to rape women from the Opposition. Addressing a rally in West Bengal in May, Tapas Pal said he would not spare anyone who tried to challenge him. His speech...
  • Kolkata: Tax waiver proposed for those who paint their houses in Mamata's favourite colours June 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata may soon be painted in Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's favourite colours of blue and white. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has announced a one year tax waiver for people who paint their houses in those colours. However, criticism is coming in for the Mamata Banerjee government over the move. The...
  • Bouncing back a challenge due to TMC, BJP's overwhelming mandate: Left May 20, 2014

    Kolkata: The Left Front has delivered its worst results since 1952. Left Front chairman Biman Bose told CNN-IBN that bouncing back will be a challenging task for the party due to the overwhelming mandate of the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal. "We have not analysed...
  • Left routed in his one-time bastion of West Bengal, recovery very tough May 16, 2014

    Nothing can be more telling than the landslide victory of Narendra Modi-led BJP and the complete decimation of the Left Front in West Bengal because the latter has been opposed to everything the saffron party stands for and vice-versa. The BJP has not defeated the Left in West Bengal; it...
  • Lok Sabha election results: Kejriwal, Jaitley among the big losers May 16, 2014

    The Congress was definitely the biggest loser in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, struggling to even win 50 seats. The fate of the Congress was reduced down to that of a regional party as the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party steamrolled to a single party majority. Despite the Modi wave,...
  • Left bags one, leads other LS seats from Tripura May 16, 2014

    The state of Tripura with its two Lok Sabha seats has been Left bastion for decades. The state witnessed polls in two phases on April 7 and April 12, 2014. At 06:50 pm: CPI M maintains lead on both LS seats, likely to sweep Tripura. At 04:45 pm: Left is still leading...
  • Odisha: Counting of votes on Friday, 1,616 candidates in fray May 15, 2014

    The fate of as many as 1,616 candidates contesting in the twin elections for Odisha Assembly and Lok Sabha, will be decided on Friday as the Election Commission made all required arrangements for counting of votes. The counting of votes would be held amid tight security for 21 Lok Sabha and...
  • Left Front ask EC to protect counting agents May 15, 2014

    Apprehending manipulation of the vote counting procedure by West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, the opposition Left Front on Thursday asked the Election Commission to protect its agents during the exercise on Friday. Left Front (LF) chairman Biman Bose said they would "protest against" the use of force by the ruling party...
  • Four-way battle in North Kolkata with heavyweight candidates May 2, 2014

    It is a four-way fight in the North Kolkata constituency this election. The TMC, the BJP, the Congress and the Left Front have all fielded heavy weight candidates for the seat. ...
  • Decision on Third Front after elections, says CPM chief Karat May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Prakash Karat feels that the Third Front is still possible. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Karat expressed the hope that the Third Front would form the next government. He said, "Mulayam Singh Yadav could lead the Third front. The Congress should decide on supporting the...
  • Talks of Congress support to Third Front gain momentum April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Congress hinted that it won't rule out the possibility of supporting the Third Front, the Samajwadi Party and the Left Front seem to have welcomed it. SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav and Left leader D Raja have said that their parties would not be...
  • BJP, Trinamool links will be known after poll: Left Front April 6, 2014

    Terming Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's recent virulent attack on the BJP a " game" between the two parties, West Bengal's opposition Left Front on Sunday said the understanding between the two would come into the open after the Lok Sabha polls. "The Trinamool's attacks on the BJP are just a...
  • Agartala: Left Front candidate submits nomination from West Tripura March 18, 2014

    Ruling Left Front candidate Shankar Prasad Dutta on Tuesday filed his nomination from West Tripura seat. Before submitting his nomination papers, Datta participated in a big procession by ruling CPM which travelled in different parts of the capital town. The 58-year-old leader, who is General Secretary of Tripura unit of CITU, said,...
  • Left Front tottering but CPI's AB Bardhan confident of 32 LS seats March 16, 2014

    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...
  • Left to contest 18 seats in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; no alliance with DMK or Congress March 14, 2014

    Chennai: After its brief alliance with the ruling AIADMK came to an end, the Left front in Tamil Nadu has decided to go alone in the Lok Sabha polls. The Left front is contesting in 18 of total 39 seats in the state. The CPI and CPM will contest in...
  • Tripura: Left, Congress announce candidates for 2 LS seats March 9, 2014

    Major political parties in Tripura including the ruling Left Front and opposition Congress on Sunday announced their party candidates for the two Lok Sabha constituencies which go to poll on April 7 and 12 respectively. The Congress announced that former Vice-chancellor of Tripura university, Arunoday Saha would contest from West Tripura...
  • No talks with Left so far, says Karunanidhi March 8, 2014

    Days after sending feelers to CPIM and CPI which had quit the AIADMK-led alliance, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Saturday said no talks had been held with them so far and declined to commit on the number of seats they would be offered if they joined the Democratic Progressive Alliance. "Not...
  • A day after ending ties with the Left, Jaya calls up Mamata: sources March 7, 2014

    Chennai: A day after AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa snapped her pre-poll alliance with the Left Front, sources have told CNN-IBN that she called West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and wished her for the coming Lok Sabha polls. Mamata had told CNN-IBN...
  • TN: AIADMK-Left alliance collapses, DMDK in talks with BJP March 7, 2014

    Chennai: In a major setback for the Third Front, the Left parties were forced to snap their ten-day-old alliance with the AIADMK after seat-sharing talks failed. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had been quick to tie up with Left parties in early February. It was feted as the beginning of...
  • LS polls: TMC, Left announces list of candidates in Tripura March 6, 2014

    The ruling Left Front and Trinamool Congress (TMC) have announced their party candidates for the two Lok Sabha constituencies in Tripura where elections would be held on April 7 and 12 respectively. Convener of the Left Front and sitting MP Khagen Das said, state Industries and Commerce Minister Jitendra Chowdhuri would...
  • Left Front to announce LS candidate list in February February 17, 2014

    The Left Front in West Bengal would announce its candidate list for the Lok Sabha election in the state this month, LF chairman Biman Bose said on Monday. Bose said the names of all 42 candidates would be announced shortly. Reacting to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's remark that opposition members who...
  • TMC wins four RS seats, LF one in West Bengal February 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Four Trinamool Congress candidates and a Left Front nominee were elected in the election to five Rajya Sabha seats from West Bengal on Friday. The victorious Trinamool Congress candidates are filmstar Mithun Chakraborty, painter Jogen Chowdhury and KD Singh and Ahmed Hasan. The Left Front winner is Ritabrata Banerjee, a...
  • West Bengal: Several Left MLAs go missing ahead of Rajya Sabha polls February 6, 2014

    Kolkata: A political drama is playing out in West Bengal just days ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections. Several MLAs of the Left Front have gone missing as the Trinamool Congress battles it out to secure all five Rajya Sabha seats. One of the missing MLAs, Revolutional Socialist Party's Ananta Deb...
  • Nitish Kumar all set to seal alliance with Left in Bihar February 3, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is eyeing an alliance with the Left Front in the state. Kumar, whose party the Janata Dal United is leading the movement along with the Left for a secular democratic alliance, said their focus is on a larger alliance at the national level. "This will...
  • JDU, Left hope to create a 14-party secular front February 1, 2014

    New Delhi: As the country gets ready to elect the 16th Lok Sabha, some regional leaders along with the Left Front are trying to present a non-Congress, non-Bharatiya Janata Party alternative. The proposed front is likely to include at least 14 parties with the constituents of the erstwhile Janata...
  • Why Kerala is still rooting for Congress and saying no to Modi January 24, 2014

    The CNN-IBN-Lokniti survey clearly shows that BJP is emerging as the single largest party and Narendra Modi is emerging as the top PM contender. Only Kerala is bucking both these trends. As in the past there is no inclination for BJP and nor are the voters interested in Modi as...