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  • TMC 'throttling' democracy in WB: Tripura CM 22-04-2014 10:24 AM

    Guwahati: Charging Trinamool Congress with throttling democracy in West Bengal by intimidating voters, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday said the Left will do better in the state if polling is done without any fear. He also said that TMC's dream to create a base in Tripura "will never...
  • CPI-M ready to withdraw Varanasi candidate 17-04-2014 11:01 PM

    CPI-M leader Prakash Karat Thursday offered to withdraw his candidate from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency provided there was a consensus on a common candidate against BJP's Narendra Modi. Karat made the offer at a meeting of Left-leaning political activists, writers, academics and trade union leaders at the Town Hall...
  • Pro-working class alternative need of hour, says Karat 14-04-2014 11:35 PM

    Coimbatore: Debunking the Gujarat model of development propagated by its Chief Minister Narendra Modi, CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat on Monday said a strong and secular government with pro-working class alternative policies should come to power at the Centre. "The Gujarat model of growth only propagates the idea of capitalism....
  • Voters determine fate of over 30 key candidates in the first 4 phases 12-04-2014 03:03 PM

    New Delhi: The voters of India have already determined the fate of more than 30 key candidates in the first four phases of the Lok Sabha elections. The voters have sealed the fate of stalwarts like former BJP president Nitin Gadkari in Nagpur, Union ministers Praful Patel in Bhanda-Gondia, Mukul...
  • LS polls: Multi-cornered contest in Tripura East (ST) seat in last leg 11-04-2014 09:59 PM

    Agartala: Tripura goes to poll on Saturday to elect its second representative to the Lok Sabha from the Tripura East (ST) constituency, for which all arrangement is complete. A multi-cornered contest will take place in the constituency among the CPI(M), Congress, Trinamool Congress and BJP. There are 12 candidates in...
  • EC deadline to Mamata, says transfer officials by 2:30 pm today 08-04-2014 10:19 AM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has asked the Mamata Bannerjee government in West Bengal to comply with its orders and transfer the six officers in the state by 2:30 pm on Tuesday. According to sources, the EC has warned the state government that it has powers to cancel elections in...
  • Defiant Mamata dares EC, refuses to remove 5 SPs, DM despite orders 08-04-2014 07:47 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken on the Election Commission after it ordered the transfer of five SPs and a District Magistrate following complaints by the Opposition parties. Mamata Banerjee has, however, refused to transfer the officials. Mamata has, in fact, dared the EC to remove the...
  • LS polls: 74 per cent votes cast in Tripura till 3 pm 07-04-2014 04:58 PM

    About 74 per cent of the electorate cast their votes peacefully till 3:00 pm in the Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency in the first phase of polling in the Left Front ruled state. "Approximately 74 per cent voters cast their votes till 3 pm. The election remained completely incident free...
  • Hindutva agenda intact in BJP manifesto: Prakash Karat 07-04-2014 02:59 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said that the Hindutva agendas remain intact in the BJP manifesto, like building the Ram Temple, implementation of uniform civil code and Article 370. The selection of Narendra Modi's s seat from Varanasi shows that the Hindutva agenda is in the forefront as...
  • 41 per cent votes cast in Tripura till noon 07-04-2014 08:29 AM

    Agartala: About 41 per cent votes were cast till noon in Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency, where polling began at 7 am on Monday. Of the two constituencies - Tripura West and Tripura East (ST), election is being held in Tripura West constituency on Monday where about 41 per cent...
  • Bar Amit Shah from making speeches: CPI-M 06-04-2014 05:47 PM

    The CPI-M on Sunday urged the Election Commission to bar BJP leader Amit Shah from addressing election meetings after providing evidence of his "hate speeches" in Uttar Pradesh. The CPI-M also said a police complaint should be lodged by the poll panel against Shah and others "identified in the footage...
  • 'Alarming how intellectuals and film personalities are joining TMC' 05-04-2014 10:42 PM

    CPI(M) Politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday alleged a section of intellectuals and Bengali film personalities were 'surrendering to black money of chitfunds' in Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal. "A section of Tollygunge (film industry) is surrendering to the black money of chit funds. An evil hand is trying to take...
  • LDF nominee alleged of having connection with murder accused 05-04-2014 06:58 PM

    With only five days left for polling, Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) on Saturday alleged the LDF candidate for Vatakara constituency AN Shamseer (CPI-M) with having connection with an accused Kirmani Manoj, serving life imprisonment in connection with RMP leader TP Chandrasekharan's murder. Speaking to mediapersons KK Rema, widow of Chandrasekharan,...
  • Union Minister Ahmed aims for seventh inning in LS 05-04-2014 11:41 AM

    Malappuram: Only a political miracle can upset the apple cart of Union Minister and Indian Union Muslim League President E Ahmed, who is seeking his seventh innings to Parliament from Malappuram constituency in Kerala. According to political observers, such is the electoral track record of the constituency, known as Manjeri...
  • RJD leader Pappu Yadav gets anticipatory bail from Patna HC 04-04-2014 09:04 PM

    The Patna High Court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to RJD candidate from Madhepura Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav in a case related to hindering officials in discharge of duty while lodged in Beur jail in Patna last year. Justice Gopal Prasad provided anticipatory bail to Pappu Yadav in the...
  • Brinda, Nitish to campaign for Gujarat's 'Third Front' 01-04-2014 09:29 PM

    Ahmedabad: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's arch rival and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, CPM's Brinda Karat, Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav and Samajwadi Party's Jaya Bachchan plan to campaign in favour of the 'Third Front' in Gujarat, sources said on Tuesday. "Nitish Kumar is likely to campaign...
  • Over 200 alleged TMC activists heckle EC official in Howrah 01-04-2014 05:59 PM

    Howrah: Alleged members of the Trinamool Congress on Tuesday heckled an Election Commission official in Howrah as he attempted to enforce the Commission's model code of conduct. The incident happened in central Howrah when EC officials led by an officer, Soumen Acharya, tried to remove TMC flags, banners and festoons...
  • LS polls: Vasuki bids to be first woman MP from North Chennai 01-04-2014 10:15 AM

    Chennai: True to the Leftist style, CPI(M) candidate from North Chennai U Vasuki sips tea at a local shop in one of the narrow lanes of the congested part of the bustling metropolis and hops around meeting voters of various hues in her bid to become the first woman MP...
  • Mamata will join an alliance led by either Congress or BJP: CPIM 30-03-2014 09:54 PM

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee is keeping all options open to rejoin either a BJP or a Congress-led alliance after the Lok Sabha elections, senior CPI(M) leader Surjya Kanta Mishra said in Kolkata on Sunday. "Mamata is playing a got up game with both Congress and BJP to rejoin...
  • CPIM expels rebel Lakshman Seth for praising Mamata 28-03-2014 02:24 PM

    Kolkata: The CPI-M on Friday expelled leader Lakshman Seth for anti-party activity. Seth was expelled after he praised Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for her courage and also accused the party's top leadership of conspiring to throw him out. This is the second major expulsion of a top CPI-M leader...
  • Modi in Varanasi: Spearhead of Hindutva 28-03-2014 12:53 PM

    Narendra Modi is contesting from Varanasi for the Lok Sabha election. This step is laden with an ominous political message. The BJP and the RSS are signaling that aggressive Hindutva will underpin the election campaign. Though the BJP has officially not given any reason for Modi contesting from Varanasi, it...
  • MA Baby vs NK Premachandran: Friends turn foes in Kollam constituency 24-03-2014 01:59 PM

    Kollam: An unusual battle is taking place in the Kollam Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala where the CPIM's MA Baby is pitted against his former comrade who is being fielded by the UDF. With red garlands, crackers and warm handshakes, former minister MA Baby starts his day early, walking down...
  • CPI(M) promises full employment, public investments in its manifesto 22-03-2014 08:03 PM

    Accusing Congress of denigrating Parliament, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has promised that it will integrate growth in order to create full employment in its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The CPI (M) released its manifesto on Saturday. Here is the full text of the manifesto of...
  • LS polls: CPM names 14 more candidates 19-03-2014 05:15 PM

    New Delhi: The CPI (M) on Wednesday named 14 more Lok Sabha candidates, taking the total announced thus far to 88 across the country. The third list of contestants of the Communist Party of India-Marxist include nine in Tamil Nadu, three in Rajasthan and one each in Andaman and Nicobar...
  • Kerala LS polls: Tharoor ahead in race, AAP may not open account 19-03-2014 11:54 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: With less than a month for the state to go to polls, the parties have begun their campaigns in full vigour. Political speeches, loudspeakers announcing the quality of the candidates, election conventions, and candidates visiting voters are the order of the day. Political analysts feel that the electoral climate...
  • CPM joins social media bandwagon, launches its Facebook, Twitter page 18-03-2014 06:21 PM

    Kolkata: It is rightly said , "better late than never". With not even a month left for Lok Sabha elections to begin, it is the Left in Bengal to finally join the social network bandwagon. The state unit of CPI(M) on Tuesday launched its official Facebook page and a twitter...
  • Once 'invincible' Left faces tough battle to prove relevance 15-03-2014 01:08 PM

    Kolkata: Plagued by defections, rebellion and organisational glitches, the once invincible Left Front is hoping that the "worst" is over and will fight the upcoming Lok Sabha polls to prove its relevance in West Bengal. However, it hopes to gain from division of anti-Left votes among Congress, BJP and the...
  • CPI-M releases first list of 24 candidates for LS polls 02-03-2014 06:46 PM

    CPI(M) on Sunday released the first list of candidates for 24 Lok Sabha seats spread across in 12 states and a Union Territory. A press release said, the party has fielded Uddhab Barman from Barpeta, Khemraj Chetry from Tejpur and Rejamond Ali from Silchar in Assam. Singhjibhai Katara would contest...
  • Need to ensure representation of Left at government in Centre: Karat 27-02-2014 07:09 AM

    Kozhikode: CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Wednesday emphasised the need to ensure adequate representation of Left parties at a government at the Centre to bring in alternative people-friendly policies. "CPI(M), with the cooperation of 11 other parties, has already issued a joint declaration at Delhi for a strong alternative...
  • Third Front - The Emerging Alternative 26-02-2014 11:03 AM

    (The article is written by General Secretary of the CPI (M) Prakash Karat. Views expressed here are personal. The article was first published in CPI (M) mouthpiece 'People's Democracy') As the Lok Sabha elections draw near, it has become clear that the electoral battle will be between not two but...