Left Parties

  • Left parties to help provide alternative government: Sitaram Yechury 15-04-2014 09:29 PM

    Nashik: Senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said on Tuesday that the left parties can help to provide an alternative non-Congress and non-BJP government at the Centre with the help of 11 like-minded parties after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He alleged that both the BJP and the Congress are similar...
  • CPI(ML) Liberation advocates for Third Front 14-02-2014 10:30 AM

    The CPI(ML) Liberation on Thursday implored the Left parties to gauge the public mood and take initiate to form a Third Front ahead of the general elections. "The people are fed up with the system and anti-people policies of the UPA government which has plunged the country in a deep...
  • Regional parties, Left meet today to decide on a possible secular front 05-02-2014 08:51 AM

    New Delhi: With less than three months left for the Lok Sabha elections and amidst the growing clamour of a possible Third Front, MPs of a number of regional parties are meeting on Wednesday. Parliamentarians from the Left parties, AIADMK, Janata Dal (United), Biju Janata Dal, Janata Dal (Secular), Asom...
  • CPM asks AAP to clarify stand on economic, communal fronts 02-01-2014 05:38 PM

    Terming the success of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against Congress and BJP "a positive development", CPI(M) on Thursday said its future trajectory would depend on how it shapes its policies on economic and communal fronts. With AAP planning to become a national party and fight elections in other states, the...
  • Left parties demand suspension, arrest of additional home secretary over rape charges 26-11-2013 05:16 PM

    The Left parties in Uttarakhand have demanded immediate suspension and arrest of the state's additional home secretary who has been charged with rape of a young woman on the pretext of giving her a job on Tuesday. The Left parties would stage a dharna at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Park on...
  • Jaganmohan meets Left leaders, seeks support against Andhra bifurcation 16-11-2013 11:46 PM

    Continuing with his efforts to keep Andhra Pradesh united, YSR Congress Party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy, on Saturday, sought the support of two Left parties to defeat the Telangana Bill when it is introduced in Parliament. Jaganmohan, in the city as part of his nationwide tour to garner support among...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Left parties accuse UP govt of 'lax' attitude 09-09-2013 03:47 PM

    Expressing concern over violence in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas, Left parties on Monday sought stringent action against the culprits and blamed the administration for allowing "communal" elements to exploit the situation due to their "lax" attitude. "The large-scale riot was sparked off by a small incident which occurred nearly ten...
  • Solar panel scam: Tharoor says CM has taken steps; probe still on 10-07-2013 11:50 PM

    Stray incidents of violence on Wednesday marred the 12-hour strike called by the CPM led LDF in Kerala to demand resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over the solar scam. Union Minister and an MP from Kerala Shashi Tharoor also claimed the attacks have not hit the image of the...
  • Solar panel scam: LDF calls for bandh as Chandy refuses to resign 10-07-2013 12:45 PM

    Thiruvanathapuram: Stray incidents of violence on Wednesday marred the 12-hour strike called by the CPM led LDF in Kerala to demand resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over the solar scam issue even as normal life was badly hit across the state. The LDF had called for a shutdown in...
  • Solar panel scam: Congress backs embattled Kerala CM Oommen Chandy 09-07-2013 07:47 PM

    The Monsoon session of Kerala Assembly ended amidst chaos due to solar scam on Tuesday even as Chief Minister Oomen Chandy refused to quit from his post amidst protests called by CPM in Thiruvananthapuram, which has virtually turned into a war zone. ...
  • Won't quit over solar panel scam : Oommen Chandy 09-07-2013 06:09 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who has been facing pressure from the opposition to resign ever since the solar panel scam surfaced, told CNN-IBN on Tuesday that charges levelled against him are baseless and that he will not quit from his post. He said the allegations are a political...
  • WB: Mamata continues targeting section of civil society 23-06-2013 10:45 AM

    Kolkata: Continuing her tirade against a section of the civil society which has been deriding her government over the rising crime graph, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused them of taking undue credit for bringing political change in the state. "By participating in a few processions, they...
  • CPM rubbishes talks of Third Front, says it doesn't make sense 14-06-2013 10:29 PM

    New Delhi: CPM general secretary Prakash Karat rubbished the talks of a 'federal front' and said, "... let those parties which are willing to come together on a common programme platform do so without that just talking about a front does not make much sense". The Left parties are scheduled...
  • Coal scam: Left parties want PM to face Parliament 30-04-2013 02:59 PM

    New Delhi: Left parties on Tuesday termed as "meaningless" the demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the coal allocation issue but asked him to face Parliament as he "owes an answer" to the country. CPI(M) also dubbed the disruption of Parliament as "match fixing" between BJP and Congress....
  • Left lashes out at govt for giving Z-plus cover to Ambani 22-04-2013 04:20 PM

    New Delhi: Left parties on Monday lashed out at the government for providing armed commando cover to top corporate leader Mukesh Ambani, saying the common people have been left in the lurch as gruesome incidents of rape keep happening. "It is unprecedented that at a time when such ghastly and...
  • Left parties to meet on Presidential poll today 23-05-2012 06:19 AM

    New Delhi: The Left parties will be meeting on Wednesday to firm up their strategy for the upcoming Presidential elections. The CPM says no decision has been taken yet on PA Sangma who met Prakash Karat on Tuesday. The Left parties say the Congress must declare its candidate first, but...
  • President poll: Left to consult 'secular' opposition 04-05-2012 07:35 PM

    New Delhi: Left parties on Friday held preliminary discussions on Presidential elections and decided to consult with "secular opposition" parties before taking a final stand on the candidate and met. The parties favoured a wide agreement on a candidate for the President's election. CPI(M) leaders Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury...
  • Did Cong make a mistake by not attending Anna's rally? 12-12-2011 10:21 PM

    Opposition parties on Sunday shared dais with Anna Hazare during the anti-corruption rally at Jantar Mantar. ...
  • Left parties slam hike in petrol prices 04-11-2011 02:19 PM

    New Delhi: Lashing out at the UPA government for hiking petrol prices, the Left parties on Friday asked all their state units to launch nationwide protests saying the move was a major factor responsible for fuelling prices of essential commodities. "Government's deregulation of petrol pricing is responsible for fuelling hike...
  • Assembly polls crucial for Left parties: RSP 12-03-2011 01:43 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The fight against corruption and communalism would be the plank of Left parties in the coming elections to five state assemblies, RSP General Secretary T J Chandrachoodan said on Saturday. Noting that the polls were crucial for the Left movement in the country, he said people were eagerly awaiting...
  • PM breaks his silence, sparks political debate 16-02-2011 07:07 PM

    Ruling, Opposition parties indulge in war of words over PM's interaction with media on scams. ...
  • In parliament, the ties have it! 22-01-2011 05:23 PM

    Berlin: A left-wing member of German parliament disciplined for refusing to wear a neck-tie defended himself on Friday by saying most of his constituents don't wear ties either. Andrej Hunko, an MP for the Left party, and Greens party MP Sven-Christian Kindler were relieved of their duties as recording secretaries...
  • Maoists want Mamata to mediate, Left cries foul 19-08-2010 12:06 AM

    The left has questioned how a cabinet minister can mediate on behalf of the rebel group. ...
  • PM doing a competent job: Yechury 25-05-2010 09:26 AM

    In the first signs of a thaw between the Left and the UPA, Yechury says the PM is doing a competent job. ...
  • Left, BJP slam govt on women's bill 08-03-2010 09:27 PM

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  • Sheila woos Left, Brinda not interested 02-05-2009 09:14 AM

    Post-poll alliances apart, Left says it will not join a Cong-led govt. ...