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  • Lok Sabha polls: CPI, CPM to face each other in Vijayawada seat 19-04-2014 05:46 PM

    After a long time, both main Communist parties - CPI and CPM - are contesting from Vijayawada Lok Sabha constituency to assess their strength and motivate their respective cadres. The Communists, either united or after the split in 1964 (when CPM was formed), have never won Vijayawada since 1952 general...
  • West Bengal: CPM worker allegedly beaten to death by TMC workers 19-04-2014 12:59 PM

    Kolkata: A CPI(M) worker has succumbed to his injuries after he was allegedly beaten up by Trinamool Congress workers In Birbhum in West Bengal. The incident took place in the Siuri police station area on Friday. The victim Seikh Hiralal, a 40-year old farmer, was reportedly beaten up in full...
  • WB: EC seeks report over Left's complain against TMC in Cooch Behar 17-04-2014 04:50 PM

    The Election Commission has sought a report from the returning officer of Cooch Behar parliamentary seat, where polling is on in the first phase in West Bengal on Thursday, following complaints by Forward Bloc candidate, Dipak Kumar Roy. Roy has submitted several complaints to Returning Officer Mohan Gandhi of booth...
  • WB: CPM alleges attack by TMC in Coochbehar 17-04-2014 03:29 PM

    Left parties have alleged attack on its party workers by Trinamool Congress in the district, where polling is on in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Thursday. CPM, in a complaint to the to the election commission authorities alleged that one of its party worker...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Several issues, many players in North Chennai 17-04-2014 10:57 AM

    AIADMK is vigorously campaigning to wrest the DMK citadel of North Chennai constituency, where DMDK and CPM are trying their luck. While the race is mainly between DMK, which has been winning the seat for successive five terms and the AIADMK, NDA partner DMDK hopes to make inroads this time,...
  • Modi projection as PM is like a gas balloon to burst: Mamata Banerjee 16-04-2014 05:26 PM

    Kumarganj: The projection by certain quarters that Narendra Modi will become the prime minister is like a gas balloon which will burst when the gas leaks, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said in stepped-up her attack against BJP's prime ministerial nominee. Banerjee claimed at a rally that crores...
  • Left parties to help provide alternative government: Sitaram Yechury 15-04-2014 09:29 PM

    Nashik: Senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said on Tuesday that the left parties can help to provide an alternative non-Congress and non-BJP government at the Centre with the help of 11 like-minded parties after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He alleged that both the BJP and the Congress are similar...
  • Campaign ends for first phase of LS polls in West Bengal 15-04-2014 06:52 PM

    Campaign for four seats in the first phase of five-phase Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal ended on Tuesday with the Darjeeling constituency grabbing the limelight as one of the most closely fought constituencies in the state. Apart from Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Alipurduars constituencies would go for elections...
  • Buddhadeb should have imprisoned Left leaders: TMC 14-04-2014 07:02 PM

    Trinamool Congress on Monday hit back at former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee for his remark that had he been the CM, TMC leader Anubrata Mandal had been in jail and said if that was so then many CPI(M) leaders should have been imprisoned during his tenure. "Buddhadeb and...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Jeep crisis hits candidates on campaign 14-04-2014 11:09 AM

    At the height of the poll season, candidates of various political parties have been hit by a shortage of open-hood jeeps which is a favourite campaign vehicle to criss-cross muddy paths and uneven terrain. President of BJP's Bengal unit Rahul Sinha says campaigning in open-hood jeeps is of great help...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Campaign for Tripura East ends 10-04-2014 05:36 PM

    Campaign for Tripura East (ST)Lok Sabha seat, which is scheduled to go the hustings on April 12, ended on Thursday. The seat will witness multi-cornered contest among CPI(M), Congress, Trinamool Congress and BJP. There are 12 candidates in the fray, including CPI(M)'s Jitendra Chowdhury, who is the state industries and...
  • Give fitting reply to Delhi 'conspiracy', Mamata says voters 09-04-2014 05:50 PM

    A day after she climbed down from her belligerence against the Election Commission agreeing to transfer seven top officials as directed, Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged voters to give a "fitting reply" to the "conspiracy by Delhi" by electing TMC candidates in all 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal....
  • Modi wave creation of corporate media, says Manik Sarkar 07-04-2014 02:41 PM

    Tripura Chief Minister and CPM politburo member Manik Sarkar on Monday said the 'Modi wave' was a creation of the corporate media and in reality there is no such wave in the country. "In reality there is no wave like Modi wave in the country. It is actually the creation...
  • LS polls: Campaign in Kerala to end on Tuesday 07-04-2014 01:01 PM

    Campaign for the April 10 Lok Sabha elections in Kerala will end on Tuesday with leaders raising the battle to a feverish pitch in the final leg as candidates of the Congress-led UDF and the CPM-led LDF are locked in a fierce combat in 20 seats up for grabs. Though...
  • Can India's Antony be its next dark horse Prime Minister?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    Let me say this, I barely know AK Antony except that we both hail from 'God's Own Country', the little piece of beautiful land on...

  • Can India's Antony be its next dark horse Prime Minister?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    Let me say this, I barely know AK Antony except that we both hail from 'God's Own Country', the little piece of beautiful land on...

  • LS polls: Opposition accuses West Bengal poll officials of ignorance 06-04-2014 05:17 PM

    The BJP, Congress and CPI-M on Sunday urged the Election Commission (EC) to ensure the chief electoral officer of West Bengal pays attention to opposition grievances. Accusing the electoral office in Kolkata of failing to promptly redress their grievances of violation of Model Code of Conduct, the three political parties...
  • Voting for CPM means helping BJP, says Rahul Gandhi 05-04-2014 03:14 PM

    Voting for the CPM means "helping the BJP", said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who on Saturday began a day-long whirlwind trip of Kerala. Gandhi criticised the CPM, the main opposition in Kerala. "The CPM has no role in national politics, so a vote here for the CPM means it...
  • 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...
  • Five-party 'Progressive Forum' to take on Modi in Gujarat 01-04-2014 07:06 PM

    Janata Dal (United), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Left parties have come together in Gujarat to challenge BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on his home turf by forming a 'Progressive Forum', to contest elections from 11 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat. Gujarat units of the Janata Dal (United), Samajwadi Party,...
  • Left seeks EC's intervention in West Bengal for fair polls 01-04-2014 05:38 PM

    Accusing Trinamool Congress of creating widespread fear psychosis through "terror and intimidation" in West Bengal, Left parties today sought Election Commission's intervention to ensure free and fair polls. A Left Front delegation, comprising senior leaders of CPM, CPI, RSP and Forward Bloc, met top EC officials here and said the...
  • LS polls: TMC will spread across India in six months, says Mamata 01-04-2014 02:11 PM

    Kolkata: Claiming that the Trinamool Congress will spread its roots across India within the next six months, party chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the Congress, CPI-M and the BJP of being hand in glove in West Bengal. Banerjee, who was interacting with media persons at the NSC Bose International...
  • Trinamool terrorising voters in West Bengal: CPM 31-03-2014 05:34 PM

    Accusing Trinamool Congress of terrorising voters in West Bengal, CPM on Monday exuded confidence that it will do much better in the Lok Sabha polls in the state if people were allowed to vote freely. The party hopes to do better in the state "provided people are allowed to come...
  • Congress fights for political existence in West Bengal 31-03-2014 11:27 AM

    Weakened and bruised by the migration of its leaders and workers to Mamata Banerjee's TMC, the Congress is fighting a battle for its political existence in West Bengal. None other than Pradip Bhattacharya, who was very recently replaced as the Bengal Congress chief, said, "It is a fight to prove...
  • CPM hopes to win one seat in Assam, says Sitaram Yechury 29-03-2014 04:56 PM

    The CPM hoped to win one Lok Sabha seat in Assam where it has put up three candidates, party Politburo member Sitaram Yechury said on Saturday. "We have a very good chance to win the Barpeta seat. Our performance in the state is going to be better this time," Yechury...
  • Gap between Left, TMC narrowing: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee 26-03-2014 10:41 AM

    Describing the Lok Sabha poll as "very important" for the Left, former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee claimed the vote gap between the Left and the Trinamool Congress was narrowing. "If you analyse the results of the 2011 Assembly poll, you will see that the gap of votes between...
  • TMC following footsteps of Left, says Rahul Gandhi in Bengal 25-03-2014 01:02 PM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi during his visit to West Bengal on Tuesday attacked the Mamata Banerjee government for following the footsteps of the erstwhile Communist regime, saying the state has not progressed as desired. Addressing a party rally at Nagrakata in the district, Gandhi also alleged that central funds...
  • WB: Political parties attack TMC candidate actor Dev's 'rape' comments 24-03-2014 04:33 PM

    Bengali movie star Dev on Monday likened the Lok Sabha poll frenzy surrounding him to "being raped", prompting condemnation from political parties and women. Dev is contesting on a Trinamool Congress ticket from Ghatal in West Midnapore district of West Bengal. Talking to Bengali tabloid, the actor-turned-politician said: "Eighty percent...
  • 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...
  • CPM hopeful of non-Congress, non-BJP government, says Prakash Karat 20-03-2014 06:04 PM

    CPM on Thursday exuded confidence that Left and regional parties would pool in their respective strengths after the upcoming general elections in their bid to form a non-Congress, anti-BJP government. "We (Left and regional parties) have earlier decided to fight both Congress and BJP. We are going together...We are working...