Brinda Karat

  • Claims of Modi on Gujarat development 'big lies': CPM 24-03-2014 03:17 PM

    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...
  • TMC using Anna to divert attention from notorious image: Brinda Karat 12-03-2014 05:46 PM

    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 13-11-2013 03:47 PM

    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...
  • Modi is a rabid face of RSS, says Brinda Karat 08-10-2013 06:12 PM

    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....
  • Delhi gangrape case: Sushma Swaraj demands to hang the convicts 10-09-2013 04:34 PM

    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....
  • Delhi gangrape: Reactions to the verdict 10-09-2013 01:33 PM

    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 03-09-2013 10:03 PM

    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...
  • Petrol consumption can be curtailed by strong public transport system: CPM 03-09-2013 12:09 AM

    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 28-08-2013 11:47 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Do self-styled godmen have any immunity from law? 28-08-2013 11:47 PM

    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 28-08-2013 11:23 PM

    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 28-08-2013 06:03 PM

    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...
  • Sexual assault case: Asaram's son says girl is mentally unstable 28-08-2013 01:30 PM

    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 23-08-2013 05:55 PM

    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...
  • Democracy under threat in West Bengal: Brinda Karat 07-08-2013 11:26 PM

    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 16-07-2013 11:04 PM

    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) 12-06-2013 09:57 PM

    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 26-05-2013 03:56 PM

    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) 22-04-2013 10:27 PM

    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...
  • 'You can't be secular by protesting against one individual' 14-04-2013 06:42 PM

    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 18-02-2013 02:04 PM

    K Sudhakaran has been criticised after he reportedly called the rape survivor a prostitute. ...
  • CPM rejects sexual harassment ordinance 02-02-2013 02:29 PM

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  • Delhi gangrape: Brinda demands action against police 20-12-2012 06:26 PM

    Howrah: Senior CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat on Thursday decried the gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student on Sunday night in Delhi and demanded that the policemen who failed to notice the irregularities of the bus where the crime was committed be punished. "The policemen responsible should be suspended and action...
  • Political will needed to curb rape incidents: Brinda Karat 19-12-2012 11:40 PM

    CPI leader Brinda Karat said that violence against women rarely become mainstream political agenda. ...
  • Modi comes under attack over '50 cr girlfriend' remark 31-10-2012 07:51 AM

    New Delhi: Just hours after Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor hit back at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for calling his wife Sunanda Pushkar a Rs 50-crore girlfriend, the Congress took the issue further by demanding an apology from Modi. All India Congress Committee Secretary Sudhakar Reddy also...