Left Front

  • BJP, Trinamool links will be known after poll: Left Front 06-04-2014 08:01 PM

    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...
  • Agartala: Left Front candidate submits nomination from West Tripura 18-03-2014 02:59 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Left to contest 18 seats in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; no alliance with DMK or Congress 14-03-2014 04:55 PM

    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 09-03-2014 04:08 PM

    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...
  • No talks with Left so far, says Karunanidhi 08-03-2014 03:46 PM

    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....
  • A day after ending ties with the Left, Jaya calls up Mamata: sources 07-03-2014 12:32 PM

    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 07-03-2014 09:11 AM

    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 06-03-2014 03:42 PM

    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...
  • Left Front to announce LS candidate list in February 17-02-2014 03:57 PM

    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...
  • TMC wins four RS seats, LF one in West Bengal 07-02-2014 08:41 PM

    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,...
  • West Bengal: Several Left MLAs go missing ahead of Rajya Sabha polls 06-02-2014 07:11 PM

    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...
  • Nitish Kumar all set to seal alliance with Left in Bihar 03-02-2014 05:46 PM

    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...
  • JDU, Left hope to create a 14-party secular front 01-02-2014 06:24 PM

    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 Dal...
  • Why Kerala is still rooting for Congress and saying no to Modi 24-01-2014 06:47 PM

    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...
  • AAP against ban on opinion polls, but wants details to be made public 09-01-2014 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: Even as the government mulls a ban on opinion polls, the Aam Aadmi Party has said that it is in favour of opinion polls, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that the party opposes a ban on opinion polls. "We are against a ban on opinion polls. But the...
  • Trinamool has killed 142 political foes, alleges CPI-M 26-12-2013 06:26 PM

    Trinamool Congress activists have killed 142 political opponents and forced 12 to commit suicide in unending attacks on the Left Front in West Bengal, the CPI-M said on Thursday. There have also been 987 cases of physical assaults on women, and more than 46,000 people were forced out of their...
  • Kerala: Housewife takes on Left workers laying siege to CM's house 13-12-2013 01:53 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The LDF Leaders were at the receiving end of a housewife's ire in Kerala on Thursday. Sandhya, a local resident reacted strongly against the Left workers laying siege to the official residence of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy demanding his resignation, as the siege had blocked the way to her...
  • West Bengal: Tata wants to retain Singur land, keen on returing 12-11-2013 10:44 PM

    Tata Motors, on Tuesday, told the Supreme Court that it wanted to keep the leasehold rights over the 997 acre land, allotted by the Left Front government at Singur in West Bengal as it is keen on returning to the state with next phase of expansion of the Nano car...
  • Left Front loses Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad to TMC 07-10-2013 05:45 PM

    Siliguri: The Left Front lost the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad when the Trinamool Congress sponsored no confidence motion against the Left Front ruled board which was passed by the majority of Parishad members on Monday. The Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad has seven members. Four of them are of the Left Front while...
  • Over 80 percent polling in Bengal civic polls, Left alleges rigging 22-09-2013 12:23 AM

    Over 80 percent polling was reported in elections to 12 civic bodies in West Bengal on Saturday, amid allegations of electoral malpractices and rigging levelled by opposition Left Front which "withdrew" candidates and demanded re-poll in two municipalities. The LF announced it was "withdrawing" all candidates and polling agents in...
  • Kerala policemen brutally assault protestor waving black flag at CM 06-09-2013 09:48 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy seems to be continuing to bear the brunt of the solar scam. In further embarrassment, the police were seen attacking an Opposition protestor who was waving a black flag at CM Oommen Chandy. A policeman allegedly repeatedly assaulted the protestor's private parts even as...
  • Left parties accuse US for arming rebels in Syria 02-09-2013 07:19 PM

    The Left parties, on Monday, said the US charge against Syria about using chemical weapons was "unsubstantiated" and accused Washington of arming and financing rebels to topple the Syrian government. "This latest intent of US aggression against a sovereign country is on the pretext that the Syrian government used a...
  • BJP asks UPA to quit, Left says government is useless 28-08-2013 12:59 PM

    New Delhi: As the rupee and markets continue to be in a downward spiral and other economic indicators also not looking rosy, the Opposition has taken on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government and demanded that it should step down immediately and call for fresh elections to end the policy...
  • WB: Opposition members stage walkout from Assembly 27-08-2013 03:31 PM

    Opposition Left Front members on Tuesday staged a brief walkout from the Assembly after Speaker Biman Banerjee refused to admit an adjournment motion moved by Leader of the Opposition Surya Kant Mishra. Rising from his seat at the end of question hour, Mishra read out the motion urging the Speaker...
  • IAS Durga's suspension must be raised in Parliament, says Left 03-08-2013 02:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Left Front has called for the issue of the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal to be taken up in Parliament in the monsoon session. "This victimisation of an IAS officer should find a place in Parliament. The UP government should respond on this. If action...
  • WB panchayat elections result: TMC gets absolute majority; to form boards in 13 districts 29-07-2013 08:30 AM

    Kolkata: 9 AM: Counting is over for all 17 Zilla Parishads. The Trinamool Congress has won absolute majority and will be forming boards in 13 districts while the Left and Congress will be forming boards in one district each. There is hung result in two districts as none of the...
  • West Bengal: Moderate voting during the third phase of panchayat polls 19-07-2013 09:13 AM

    Kolkata: Sporadic violence on Friday marked the third phase of panchayat elections in West Bengal covering three districts of Howrah, North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas where an average 25 per cent polling was recorded in the first four hours of voting. SEC secretary Tapas Ray said the voting process remained...
  • WB panchayat polls: Parties field former Maoists in Jungalmahal 08-07-2013 08:59 AM

    Kolkata: Political parties across the spectrum, from the Trinamool Congress to the Left Front and the Congress are fielding candidates in the West Bengal panchayat elections with alleged Maoist links. Hamlet Mandi, who faces murder and attempt to murder charges after being arrested in December 2011 for his alleged Maoist...
  • WB: 20 killed in political clashes ahead of panchayat elections 30-06-2013 07:58 AM

    Kolkata: Political violence has already claimed 20 lives ahead of the panchayat polls in West Bengal. The five phase panchayat polls in July is a referendum on Mamata's two years in power - a high stake political battle between the Trinamool Congress, the Left Front, the Congress and the BJP...