POLITBURO

  • Divide within CPM, Yechury's report blames party's leadership for decline October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: After a drubbing in recent elections, more voices of dissent are growing within the Left Front as CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday submitted a report to the party's politburo saying that the party's leadership has failed as the party has lost its bastions in the last few...
  • Sitaram Yechury submits report on decline of CPM in India, implicitly blames Prakash Karat October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Sitaram Yechury on Sunday submitted a report on the reason for the decline of Communist Party of India (Marxist) in India, that goes against the present General Secretary Prakash Karat's report. According to sources, Yechury has not named Karat but has said that the implementation of the tactical...
  • Three close aides of Achuthanandan thrown out of CPIM May 13, 2013

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: The longdelayed sacking from the CPIM of three staff members of Kerala's Leader of Opposition VS Achuthanandan was effected on Sunday at the twoday politburo and central committee meeting of the party in New Delhi. Those booted out were Achuthanandan's press secretary K Balakrishnan, additional private secretary VK Sasidharan...
  • VS miffed over not making it to CPM politburo April 9, 2012

    Kozhikode (Kerala): Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan was clearly upset on Monday after he failed to make it into the politburo of the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPM). Achuthanandan has been in the politburo, the CPM's highest decision making body, since 1985. "I have nothing to say," the blunt speaking...
  • CPM Politburo to discuss poll debacle, 2G scam September 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The CPM Politburo will meet in New Delhi on Thursday to introspect over its election losses in Kerala and West Bengal. These are the states where the party has faced its worstever electoral performance. Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya who missed the last Politburo meet in Hyderabad,...
  • Buddhadeb skips Politburo meet May 16, 2011

    The CPM Politburo, has dismissed Buddhadeb Bhattacharya quitting the Politburo as 'speculation'. ...
  • CPIM politburo meet: poll strategy on agenda January 14, 2011

    Kolkata: The CPIM politburo will meet on Saturday for a twoday session, primarily to finalise the party's strategy and prospects in pollbound five states, particularly West Bengal and Kerala, and its stand on the 2G spectrum scam and rising food prices. The meet comes at a time when the ruling...
  • West Bengal CM to skip CPIM Politburo meet June 5, 2010

    New Delhi: The important Politburo meeting of the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) will be held on Saturday where the poor performance of the party in the West Bengal municipal elections is expected to be discussed. However, CPIM General Secretary Prakash Karat denied that the Politburo will discuss the West...
  • Left was right in dumping UPA govt: Karat June 22, 2009

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) on Monday said it had no option but to withdraw support to the United Progressive Alliance government over the IndoUS nuclear deal. CPIM general secretary Prakash Karat said the Leftled Third Front "failed to be a viable and credible alternative" in the Lok...
  • Kerala comrade faces Governor's ire, CPM sees red June 9, 2009

    Trivandrum: The CPM cadre in Kerala is seeing red over state governor RS Gavai's decision to sanction prosecution of party state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan in the SNC Lavlin case. Red flags laid siege as Raj Bhavan confirmed that there has been a death threat to governor Gavai. Trivandrum district secretary of...
  • Buddha 'to skip' CPIM Politburo meeting May 17, 2009

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is likely to skip the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) Politburo meeting in Delhi on Monday. The move assumes significance in the wake of the Left Front's debacle in the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal. The Politburo meeting has been convened to...
  • CPI names LS candidates, plans to contest 50 seats February 22, 2009

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Sunday announced its first list of 28 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections and said it planned to contest 50 seats. Announcing the list, CPI general secretary A B Bardhan told reporters that the Left parties intended to form a Third...
  • CPIM politburo meets over Vijayan affair February 14, 2009

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) politburo met here on Saturday to discuss the crisis in its Kerala unit after one of its leaders, Pinarayi Vijayan, was named in a corruption scandal. Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan has demanded the removal of Vijayan, his rival, from the...
  • 2nd CPM term for Karat, Third Front agenda No. 1 April 3, 2008

    New Delhi: Prakash Karat was on Thursday reelected General Secretary of the CPIM by the 19th party congress in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. Karat, who initiated the ultimate Left dream of a Third Front, is looking forward for a viable third alternative denoting it as the need of the hour....
  • Lookaheads: What's making news in India today February 25, 2008

    New Delhi: At least 18,000 employees of the Airports Authority Employees Union could go on a countrywide strike on Monday. The Budget Session of the Gujarat Assembly will begin on Monday. Top CPIM politburo leaders to meet on Monday and Tuesday to discuss forming a third front against BJP, Congress. ...
  • Eye on polls, CPM revokes Kerala CM's suspension October 1, 2007

    New Delhi: Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan and party state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan are back in the CPM politburo. Sources tell CNNIBN its politburo and central committee in separate meetings decided to withdraw the suspension of the two leaders from its highest decision making body. The decision was keeping...
  • Hardliners hold sway, CPIM toughens Nstand September 29, 2007

    New Delhi: In a repeat of May 2004 where the pragmatists had failed to convince the hardliners to join the government at the Centre, the West Bengal unit of the CPI(M) is finally coming around to Prakash Karats way of thinking. "Pranab Mukherjee had called me up. I said we...
  • Quota, Nandigram on agenda at CPI meet March 31, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court stay on 27 per cent quota for Other Backward Classes (OBC) in Central institutes for higher education will figure prominently at the threeday CPIM Politburo and Central Committee meetings beginning in Delhi on Saturday. The Nandigram issue and its adverse impact on the party's image will...
  • CPM to discuss SEZ at politburo meet February 10, 2007

    Kolkata: Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) general secretary Prakash Karat on Friday said the vexed issue of land acquisition for setting up special economic zones (SEZ) would be discussed at the party's politburo meeting next week. Amid protests by the Left Front partners on amending the Land Ceiling Act in West...
  • CPM Politburo doesn't want Basu to quit September 13, 2006

    Kolkata: The CPI(M) Politburo on Wednesday turned down veteran Marxist leader Jyoti Basu's proposal to quit the party's highest policymaking body because of age and ill health. Politburo member M K Pandhe said that Basu had raised the matter towards the fag end of its twoday meeting on Wednesday, seeking...
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