LEFT PARTIES

  • 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...
  • Left parties to help provide alternative government: Sitaram Yechury April 15, 2014

    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 when...
  • CPI(ML) Liberation advocates for Third Front February 14, 2014

    The CPI(ML) Liberation on Thursday implored the Left parties to gauge the public mood and take initiate to form a Third Front ahead of the general elections. "The people are fed up with the system and antipeople policies of the UPA government which has plunged the country in a deep crisis,"...
  • Regional parties, Left meet today to decide on a possible secular front February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: With less than three months left for the Lok Sabha elections and amidst the growing clamour of a possible Third Front, MPs of a number of regional parties are meeting on Wednesday. Parliamentarians from the Left parties, AIADMK, Janata Dal (United), Biju Janata Dal, Janata Dal (Secular), Asom Gana...
  • CPM asks AAP to clarify stand on economic, communal fronts January 2, 2014

    Terming the success of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against Congress and BJP "a positive development", CPI(M) on Thursday said its future trajectory would depend on how it shapes its policies on economic and communal fronts. With AAP planning to become a national party and fight elections in other states, the major...
  • Left parties demand suspension, arrest of additional home secretary over rape charges November 26, 2013

    The Left parties in Uttarakhand have demanded immediate suspension and arrest of the state's additional home secretary who has been charged with rape of a young woman on the pretext of giving her a job on Tuesday. The Left parties would stage a dharna at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Park on Wednesday...
  • Jaganmohan meets Left leaders, seeks support against Andhra bifurcation November 16, 2013

    Continuing with his efforts to keep Andhra Pradesh united, YSR Congress Party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy, on Saturday, sought the support of two Left parties to defeat the Telangana Bill when it is introduced in Parliament. Jaganmohan, in the city as part of his nationwide tour to garner support among political...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Left parties accuse UP govt of 'lax' attitude September 9, 2013

    Expressing concern over violence in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas, Left parties on Monday sought stringent action against the culprits and blamed the administration for allowing "communal" elements to exploit the situation due to their "lax" attitude. "The large-scale riot was sparked off by a small incident which occurred nearly ten days...
  • Solar panel scam: Tharoor says CM has taken steps; probe still on July 10, 2013

    Stray incidents of violence on Wednesday marred the 12hour strike called by the CPM led LDF in Kerala to demand resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over the solar scam. Union Minister and an MP from Kerala Shashi Tharoor also claimed the attacks have not hit the image of the...
  • Solar panel scam: LDF calls for bandh as Chandy refuses to resign July 10, 2013

    Thiruvanathapuram: Stray incidents of violence on Wednesday marred the 12hour strike called by the CPM led LDF in Kerala to demand resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over the solar scam issue even as normal life was badly hit across the state. The LDF had called for a shutdown in Kerala...
  • Solar panel scam: Congress backs embattled Kerala CM Oommen Chandy July 9, 2013

    The Monsoon session of Kerala Assembly ended amidst chaos due to solar scam on Tuesday even as Chief Minister Oomen Chandy refused to quit from his post amidst protests called by CPM in Thiruvananthapuram, which has virtually turned into a war zone. ...
  • Won't quit over solar panel scam : Oommen Chandy July 9, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who has been facing pressure from the opposition to resign ever since the solar panel scam surfaced, told CNNIBN on Tuesday that charges levelled against him are baseless and that he will not quit from his post. He said the allegations are a political conspiracy...
  • WB: Mamata continues targeting section of civil society June 23, 2013

    Kolkata: Continuing her tirade against a section of the civil society which has been deriding her government over the rising crime graph, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused them of taking undue credit for bringing political change in the state. "By participating in a few processions, they claim...
  • CPM rubbishes talks of Third Front, says it doesn't make sense June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: CPM general secretary Prakash Karat rubbished the talks of a 'federal front' and said, "... let those parties which are willing to come together on a common programme platform do so without that just talking about a front does not make much sense". The Left parties are scheduled...
  • Coal scam: Left parties want PM to face Parliament April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Left parties on Tuesday termed as "meaningless" the demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the coal allocation issue but asked him to face Parliament as he "owes an answer" to the country. CPI(M) also dubbed the disruption of Parliament as "match fixing" between BJP and Congress. "Demanding...
  • Left lashes out at govt for giving Zplus cover to Ambani April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Left parties on Monday lashed out at the government for providing armed commando cover to top corporate leader Mukesh Ambani, saying the common people have been left in the lurch as gruesome incidents of rape keep happening. "It is unprecedented that at a time when such ghastly and...
  • Congress will oust Left parties from country, says Rahul February 13, 2013

    Agartala: The Congress has no tacit alliance with any Left parties and our main task is to end the rule of Communists in any state in the country, party vice president Rahul Gandhi said in Agartala on Tuesday. "The Congress's mission is not only to oust the Left Front government in...
  • Left parties to meet on Presidential poll today May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Left parties will be meeting on Wednesday to firm up their strategy for the upcoming Presidential elections. The CPM says no decision has been taken yet on PA Sangma who met Prakash Karat on Tuesday. The Left parties say the Congress must declare its candidate first, but...
  • President poll: Left to consult 'secular' opposition May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Left parties on Friday held preliminary discussions on Presidential elections and decided to consult with "secular opposition" parties before taking a final stand on the candidate and met. The parties favoured a wide agreement on a candidate for the President's election. CPI(M) leaders Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury met Samajwadi...
  • Did Cong make a mistake by not attending Anna's rally? December 12, 2011

    Opposition parties on Sunday shared dais with Anna Hazare during the anticorruption rally at Jantar Mantar. ...
  • Left parties slam hike in petrol prices November 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Lashing out at the UPA government for hiking petrol prices, the Left parties on Friday asked all their state units to launch nationwide protests saying the move was a major factor responsible for fuelling prices of essential commodities. "Government's deregulation of petrol pricing is responsible for fuelling hike of...
  • Assembly polls crucial for Left parties: RSP March 12, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The fight against corruption and communalism would be the plank of Left parties in the coming elections to five state assemblies, RSP General Secretary T J Chandrachoodan said on Saturday. Noting that the polls were crucial for the Left movement in the country, he said people were eagerly awaiting the...
  • PM breaks his silence, sparks political debate February 16, 2011

    Ruling, Opposition parties indulge in war of words over PM's interaction with media on scams. ...
  • In parliament, the ties have it! January 22, 2011

    Berlin: A leftwing member of German parliament disciplined for refusing to wear a necktie defended himself on Friday by saying most of his constituents don't wear ties either. Andrej Hunko, an MP for the Left party, and Greens party MP SvenChristian Kindler were relieved of their duties as recording secretaries after...
  • Maoists want Mamata to mediate, Left cries foul August 19, 2010

    The left has questioned how a cabinet minister can mediate on behalf of the rebel group. ...
  • PM doing a competent job: Yechury May 25, 2010

    New Delhi: In the first signs of a thaw between the Left and the UPA, senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury says the prime minister is doing a competent job. Is this a softening of relations between the estranged partners the Left and the UPA? While the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...
  • Left, BJP slam govt on women's bill March 8, 2010

    New Delhi: The ruling United Progressive Alliance government has come under attack from both the BJP and the Left parties for failing to put the bill to vote on the Upper House of the Parliament on Monday. The BJP and the Left parties who are supporting the bill in its...
  • Bengal's Left rallies to lift cadres' flagging spirits November 17, 2009

    Kolkata: The beleaguered Left parties in Bengal launched yet another confidence building exercise. In a show of strength in the heart of Kolkata on Monday, leaders got together in a massive rally and addressed the public. More than the Trinamool's rise or the Maoist threat, it's the rockbottom morale of its...
  • Budget left out the common man: Left parties July 6, 2009

    New Delhi: The Union Budget has unfolded the contradiction between interests of the aam aadmi and the corporates and has failed to address challenges facing the country, Left parties said on Monday. "Though a lot has been talked about the aam aadmi, the actual allocations do not match the intent (to...
  • Left dusts off election defeat, begins introspection May 19, 2009

    New Delhi: After Advani related fracas hit BJPs inner circles, another leader who lost big but remains at the helm of his party is Prakash Karat. The CPM polit buro met to discuss the election results. Though party general secretary Prakash Karat is under fire, Left leaders insisted he won't quit. Their...