Brinda Karat

  • Rape for revenge remark: TMC says matter ends after Tapas Pal's apology July 2, 2014

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday gave a clean chit to its Lok Sabha MP Tapas Pal for his 'rape for revenge' remark. TMC MP and spokesperson Derek O'Brien said that the matter is over now. "The TMC is satisfied with the tone and tenor of the Tapas Pal's apology...
  • Brinda Karat slams Vasundhara Raje's policies as anti-labour June 17, 2014

    The CPI(M) on Tuesday said the Left would remain vigilant on the functioning of the Narendra Modi government and observe fulfilment of its promises. "We will observe (fulfilment of) the promises the BJP made as well as (outlines of) the address by President," party's Politburo member Brinda Karat told reporters in...
  • Badaun rape case: Leaders supporting attackers, says Brinda Karat June 2, 2014

    CPI-M leader Brinda Karat on Monday said that the Samajwadi Party certainly has a lot to answer for. Because some of the statements made by some of their leaders imply that they are actually taking the side of those attacking women. Why haven't they taken action against the police officials? ...
  • Hope EC ensures fair polling in West Bengal: Brinda Karat May 12, 2014

    Left leader Brinda Karat says that the Election Commission should ensure fair polling in West Bengal. ...
  • Claims of Modi on Gujarat development 'big lies': CPM March 24, 2014

    Taking BJP and its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi head on, CPM on Monday said their claims about riot-free Gujarat and development there were "big lies" based on "complete untruth". Releasing booklets against communalism and one trashing the "so-called Gujarat development model" in Delhi, senior party leader Brinda Karat also claimed...
  • TMC using Anna to divert attention from notorious image: Brinda Karat March 12, 2014

    CPM Politburo member Brinda Karat said that TMC is trying to use Anna Hazare as a shield to deflect attention from their notorious image. The people rejected Mamata Banerjee's attempt to use Anna Hazare to portray herself as a clean politician and try to fulfill her ambition to become PM....
  • Under fire CBI chief Ranjit Sinha regrets his 'enjoy rape' comment November 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Faced with stinging criticism, outrage and demands to step down, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday expressed regret and apologised for his "enjoy rape if you can't prevent it" comment. The CBI chief tried to control the damage by saying that his statement delivered at a conference held in...
  • Modi is a rabid face of RSS, says Brinda Karat October 8, 2013

    Bangalore : CPM Politburo member Brinda Karat on Tuesday termed BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as a "purveyor" of communal politics and said he represents the "rabid face" of RSS. "Even Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has a chequered track record. Modi, I don't know what is chequered about him. He...
  • Delhi gangrape case: Sushma Swaraj demands to hang the convicts September 10, 2013

    Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said death penalty should be given to the four men convicted for the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern. "All the four convicts should be given death penalty. This will help in controlling the rape menace. This...
  • Delhi gangrape: Reactions to the verdict September 10, 2013

    New Delhi: A fast-track court in Delhi has convicted four men - Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh - for the December 16, 2012 brutal gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a private bus in the national capital. The arguments on the sentencing of...
  • Brinda Karat demands action against those involved in vaccine trial September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat has demanded action against those involved in the trial of a vaccine which allegedly used thousands of children as guiney pigs to test their new product. Karat demanded action in the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine trials which was allegedly conducted on thousands of children...
  • Petrol consumption can be curtailed by strong public transport system: CPM September 3, 2013

    A day after Oil Ministry proposed time restrictions on petrol pumps, CPM leader Brinda Karat has said that the Petrol consumption can be curtailed by strong public transport system. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 28, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Do self-styled godmen have any immunity from law? August 28, 2013

    Self-styled godman Asaram on Wednesday wrote a letter to Jodhpur police seeking more time to appear before it in the sexual assault case of a 15-year-old girl. This comes after Jodhpur police rejected Asaram's request for more time. ...
  • Sexual assault case: Asaram writes to police, says he can't appear before September 19 August 28, 2013

    Jodhpur: Self-styled godman Asaram on Wednesday wrote a letter to Jodhpur police seeking more time to appear before it in the sexual assault case of a 15-year-old girl. This comes after Jodhpur police rejected Asaram's request for more time. Asaram in his letter has said that he can't appear before...
  • Sexual assault case: Police rejects Asaram's plea for more time to appear August 28, 2013

    Jodhpur: Jodhpur police on Wednesday rejected self-styled godman Asaram's request for more time to appear before it in the sexual assault case of a 15-year-old girl. Asaram had asked for more time to appear before the Jodhpur police after a lookout notice was issues against the self-styled godman. Angered by the...
  • Sexual assault case: Asaram's son says girl is mentally unstable August 28, 2013

    Rajkot: In another bizarre defence by the Asaram camp in the sexual assault case, the self-styled godman's son has alleged that the minor girl who made the charges against Asarm is mentally unstable. He said, "The girl who is levelling allegations is mentally unstable, the allegations on Asaram Bapu are...
  • CPI(M) wants judicial commission for domicile policy August 23, 2013

    The CPI(M) on Friday called for a judicial commission to determine the yardstick of a person's domicile status in Jharkhand, and said the 1932 census survey as the cut off mark could not be taken as there had been separate survey reports in different parts of the state. "Our party demands...
  • Democracy under threat in West Bengal: Brinda Karat August 7, 2013

    CPI-M Politburo member Brinda Karat on Wednesday appealed to the people to focus on West Bengal where democracy "is under threat" from the Trinamool Congress government. "West Bengal is going through its worst phase of crime incidents, and recent statements emanated by some ministers in the Mamata Banerjee Cabinet reflects...
  • West Bengal poll violence: Brinda Karat wants EC to take serious steps July 16, 2013

    Brinda Karat strongly condemned the violence during West Bengal panchayat poll and urged the Election Commission to take serious steps to avoid such an incident in future. The CPI leader also alleged that the state government had deliberately not deployed Central forces. ...
  • Bringing ordinance on Food Security contempt of Parliament: CPI(M) June 12, 2013

    Communist Party of India (Marxist) politburo member Brinda Karat said it will be a "wrong step" to bring an ordinance on Food Security. "Bringing of ordinance is a contempt of parliament. What is the logic and reason behind this when Parliament is just one month away," she said. ...
  • Democratic forces needed to fight Naxal violence: Brinda Karat May 26, 2013

    CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat said democratic forces are needed to fight Naxal violence. Naxals attacked Congress convoy on Saturday in Chhattisgarh, killing over 20 people, most of them Congress leaders and workers. ...
  • Land Bill should be sent back to Select Committee: CPI(M) April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: CPI(M) Politburo Member Brinda Karat reiterated the Left party's demand to send the Land Bill back to a Select Committee. Karat was speaking to CNN-IBN's Rupashree Nanda. Here's the transcript of the interview: CNN IBN: The signal that came out of the all party meet that was held on the...
  • 'You can't be secular by protesting against one individual' April 14, 2013

    Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Brinda Karat on Sunday reacted sharply to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's demand for a secular prime ministerial candidate saying, "You can't claim to be secular by just protesting against one individual. We are opposed to BJP's communal policies". ...
  • Cong silent on leaders demeaning Suryanelli rape survivor: Brinda Karat February 18, 2013

    There is furore over comments by Congress MP K Sudhakar against the Suryanelli gangrape survivor. K Sudhakaran has been criticised after he reportedly called her a prostitute. ...
  • Suryanelli rape case: Brinda Karat submits memo to V-P against Kurien February 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The pressure is mounting on Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson PJ Kurien. CPM MP Brinda Karat has submitted a memorandum against him to Vice President Hamid Ansari. Kurien, however, has ruled out resigning. In an interview to CNN-IBN, the Congress MP remained defiant despite demands of a fresh probe...
  • Suryanelli rape: CPI(M) calls for Kurien's resignation February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Calls for the resignation of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson PJ Kurien are increasing. The Opposition in Kerala, where Kurien hails from, has held demonstrations outside the state assembly asking for his resignation. Kurien was acquitted in the 1996 Suryanelli rape case but the victim and the Opposition CPI(M)...
  • CPM rejects sexual harassment ordinance February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the Cabinet approved an ordinance for tougher anti-rape laws, activists say it is not tough enough. While the government claims it has accepted most of recommendations of the Justice Verma Committee on punishing sex offenders, it has not included proposals like changing rules for the...
  • Tripura assembly elections' campaign picks up pace January 31, 2013

    Agartala: With the Tripura Assembly polls hardly a fortnight away, both the ruling Left Front and opposition Congress are holding a series of meetings to woo the voters. Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, the star campaigner for the LF, has already addressed 25 poll meetings since the announcement of the polls,...
  • CPM 'censures' Anisur for sexist remark against Mamata December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Friday slammed its leader Anisur Rehman for his sexist remark against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Rehman, during a rally on Thursday, had questioned how much would Mamata demand as compensation if she too were sexually assaulted, referring to Mamata's...