CPM

  • CPM stalwart Achuthanandan sticks to his stand, state unit refuses to blink 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: The situation in the Kerala unit of the Communist Party of India Marxist (CPM) remains bitter with party stalwart VS Achuthanandan and the party official faction remaining tough on their stands. In his press statement Achuthanandan said that he will not attend the party conference that is concluding at...
  • Kerala: VS Achuthandandan may quit CPM, LoP post 6 days ago

    Alappuzha: Veteran CPM leader and former Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthandandan to quit party over severe criticism from the official faction led by his rival Pinarayi Vijayan at the party state level meet. Achuthandandan walked out of a meeting on Saturday morning. The faction had even brought out a document on...
  • Modi government a joint venture company with RSS, says Prakash Karat February 16, 2015

    Chennai: In a scathing attack on BJP, CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat on Monday dubbed the Modi government as "a joint venture company" with RSS and called for a united fight by "secular and democratic" forces against Sangh parivar outfits which "are bent on dividing people". "We have seen how the...
  • NDA government is working against toiling masses, says CPM February 14, 2015

    Rohtak: CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Saturday attacked the NDA government for "amending" Land Acquisition Act and hiking FDI in insurance sector through ordinance route, alleging that it was pro-corporate and anti-people. The CPI(M) appealed to the people to launch a decisive struggle to "overthrow" the BJP government at...
  • Voting underway for by-elections to one Lok Sabha, one Assembly seats in West Bengal February 13, 2015

    Kolkata: Voting is underway on Friday for by-elections to one Lok Sabha and one Assembly constituencies in West Bengal amid tight security. Election Commission officials said that elaborate arrangements had been made for a free, fair and peaceful polling in the by-elections to the Bongaon (SC) Lok Sabha seat in North...
  • Delhi election results are a total reject of BJP: CPM February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) victory in the Delhi Assembly polls as "stupendous", CPI(M) on Wednesday said that the results are not only a "total" rejection of BJP but also the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "The stupendous victory of AAP in the Delhi election is a...
  • CPM hopes AAP will work for the common man February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: With the AAP heading for a landslide victory, CPI(M) on Tuesday congratulated the people of Delhi for "decisively" rejecting BJP and hoped the new government will implement policies that benefit the "aam admi". "The Aam Aadmi Party under the leadership of Arvind Kejriwal has won an unprecedented and...
  • Can't guarantee passage of pending bills in Rajya Sabha: Sitaram Yechury February 8, 2015

    Vijayawada: CPM politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said that his party cannot guarantee the passage of pending Bills in Rajya Sabha during the coming budget session. "The NDA government introduced anti-people Bills, which have much impact on the economy as well as on the living conditions of the people,"...
  • Centre must come clear on Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act: CPM January 28, 2015

    Vijaywada: CPI (M) politburo member BV Raghavulu on Wednesday said that both the State and the Centre should clarify their stand on promises made in the Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act and demanded that Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu mount pressure on the Union Government over extending a special package to the...
  • TMC leader sparks controversy, says CPM women cadre tear off their blouses, make false molestation cases January 13, 2015

    Kolkata: The politics in West Bengal has hit another low with Trinamool Congress Minister Swapan Debnath alleging that CPM women cadre tear off their blouses and make false rape and molestation cases against his party workers. State Animal Resources Development Minister Debnath said, "CPM's market is down. They are depserate. CPM...
  • Jairam Ramesh slams Modi government over Ordinance on land acquisition, says Congress to oppose it in Parliament December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Rural Development Minister and Congress Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh, who piloted the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, has slammed the Narendra Modi government for bringing in an Ordinance that dilutes key provisions of the Act. Ramesh says, "What...
  • CPM's youth wing launches matrimonial website to promote 'secular' marriages December 18, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: CPI-M's youth wing, Democratic Youth Federation of India, has launched a matrimonial website exclusively to promote 'secular' marriages. The website, "www.secularmarriage.com," will function as a unique platform for liberal-minded people to find their partners irrespective of caste, creed and religion, DYFI sources said. The site, launched by celebrity couple--director Ashiq Abu...
  • Madan Mitra arrest: BJP demands Mamata Banerjee's resignation; Left, Congress welcome CBI move December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP, Left and Congress have welcomed the arrest of West Bengal Transport Minister and TMC leader Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam saying the arrest should have come earlier. Repying to TMC's charge that CBI was acting at the behest of the NDA-ruled Centre,...
  • An unrelenting Opposition rejects Union Minister Niranjan Jyoti's apology, demands her dismissal December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Tuesday apologised to the Parliament for her controversial remarks in Monday's public rally in New Delhi. However, the Opposition refused to relent, saying they wanted her to be sacked. "I had no intentions of hurting sentiments....
  • Left plans series of protests against government policies November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) will take to the streets to protest the "dilution" of the rural employment guarantee scheme later this month as a precursor to nationwide agitation by all Left parties in December against the Narendra Modi government's "anti-people" policies. With new entrants like CPI(ML)- Liberation and Socialist Unity Centre...
  • Tarigami files nomination from Kulgam in J&K November 12, 2014

    Srinagar: CPI(M) State Secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Wednesday filed his nomination papers from Kulgam assembly segment of south Kashmir, seeking a fourth consecutive term. Tarigami filed his nomination papers before the Returning Officer of Kulgam. He was accompanied by Independent legislators Ghulam Hassan Mir and Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen, with whom...
  • CPI-M ruled Tripura's capital Agartala wins 'Clean and Green City' award November 9, 2014

    Agartala: The Agartala Municipal Corporation won the 'Clean and Green City' award this year for waste material management and keeping the city green. "We have been given this award by the Skoch Foundation, a New Delhi based Urban Policy and Development Expert Group for waste material management and keeping the...
  • CPM welcomes steps to revive erstwhile Janata Parivar November 7, 2014

    Patna: Welcoming the move of six political parties of the 'Janata Parivar' (family) to come together to take on the Central Government, CPI(M) on Friday said that it would closely study its principles and policies before giving a thought to join such a coalition at the national level. "We welcome...
  • Left welcomes SP-JDU-RJD front, calls it a good initiative November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: CPM Politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Thursday welcomed the coming together of the SP, JDU, JDS and RJD. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Yechury said, "The time has come now for all these Left streams, Communist, and non - Communist Left to consolidate and come together because I think the...
  • Saradha scam: Mamata hits out at media for labeling TMC leaders as thieves November 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Virtually giving a clean chit to the Trinamool Congress and its leaders on the chit fund scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed nobody from her party has taken money from chit fund-aided companies, and hit out at a section of the media for showing Trinamool...
  • Kiss of Love organiser attacks police, says did nothing to prevent attack November 3, 2014

    Thiruvananthpuram: Rahul Pasupalan, the organiser of the Kiss of Love protest said that though the police had information that people will try to attack the protesters, they did not take any precaution to stop it. Pasupalan said "They had given us protection but did not do anything against those who...
  • Birbhum violence: Mukul Roy calls journalist 'small fry' November 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Even as the opposition upped the ante over the violence-hit Makhra village in West Bengal's Birbhum, the ruling Trinamool Congress seemingly on the defensive, hit out at the media calling a journalist "small fry". Political clashes allegedly between the Trinamool and the BJP activists on Monday had left three people...
  • Six Left parties holds meeting, calls nationwide campaign against Modi government's policies November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: All six Left parties held a meeting on Saturday to decide on working together as a pressure block and launch a nationwide joint protest campaign against communalism and the problems afflicting the people's lives and livelihood. CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat has called for a nationwide campaign against...
  • Congress questions Arun Jaitley's comment advising CAG to not indulge in sensationalism October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has questioned Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's advice to the Comptroller and Auditor General not to sensationalise its work. Jaitley on Wednesday had asked the CAG not to sensationalise its findings to get into headlines. "Auditor should be conscious of the fact that he is reviewing a...
  • Karat downplays rift within CPM, says no differences with Yechury October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst widespread reports of a rift within the CPM, party General Secretary Prakash Karat on Wednesday came out in the open and termed any fissures as merely a speculation by the media. "Media reports of dissent within the politburo are wrong. Differing opinions are regularly expressed by members in...
  • Battle for succession deepens as CPM introspects on its way forward October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: At day two of the central committee meeting on Monday, differences within the CPM's top leaders Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury were out in the open. The party which faces an existential crisis after being reduced to just 9 seats in the Lok Sabha polls has its two...
  • 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...
  • CPM asks Centre to issue White Paper on blackmoney October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) on Wednesday demanded the issuance of a White Paper detailing the amounts of illegal money stashed away abroad and those involved, saying just naming some individuals would not serve any purpose. Accusing the Narendra Modi government of "going back" on its poll promise of bringing back black...
  • Rs 1,381 crore of tax exemption to political parties in 2 years: RTI October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The tax-exempted income of 13 major political parties of the country, in last two years, amount to Rs 1,381 crore, according to an RTI query. Of this the Congress and BJP have cornered around 80 per cent. During 2012-13 and 2013-14, the Congress had a tax- exempted income...