Prakash Karat

  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Tharoor needs sweat equity for being in politics: Karat 07-04-2014 11:49 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: CPM general secretary Prakash Karat has attacked union minister and Congress candidate from Thiruvananthapuram Shashi Tharoor. "Thiruvananthapuram has a dubious distinction of having a minister. Dubious because after getting elected, he (Tharoor) was made a minister. But after 11 months, the PM asked him to resign due to impropriety...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Don't sign ordinances, CPI-M tells president 02-03-2014 10:45 PM

    The CPI-M on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve a clutch of bills which it said the cabinet might turn into ordinances for politically vested reasons. "The union cabinet is considering a clutch of bills which were not taken up in parliament during the recently concluded session," CPI-M...
  • 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...
  • CPM opposes ordinance route for anti-graft bills, writes to President 02-03-2014 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve a clutch of bills which it said the cabinet might turn into ordinances for politically vested reasons. "The union cabinet is considering a clutch of bills which were not taken up in parliament...
  • 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...
  • Would a Third Front government spell doom for India? 25-02-2014 10:52 PM

    A non-Congress and non-BJP alternative is back ahead of the general elections. Leaders of at least 11 political parties on Tuesday resolved to fight the Lok Sabha elections unitedly against Congress and the BJP with CPIM General Secretary Prakash Karat, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish...
  • Third Front takes shape yet again but sustainability questionable 25-02-2014 10:10 PM

    New Delhi: A non-Congress and non-BJP alternative is back ahead of the general elections. Leaders of at least 11 political parties on Tuesday resolved to fight the Lok Sabha elections unitedly against Congress and the BJP with CPIM General Secretary Prakash Karat, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh and Bihar Chief...
  • Jagan Reddy campaigns aggressively for united Andhra, meets CPM's Karat 16-02-2014 08:35 PM

    New Delhi: YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy is aggressively looking for support against Telangana. After meeting BJP President Rajnath Singh earlier this week, Jagan on Sunday met CPI(M) chief Prakash Karat. The series of meetings comes in wake of the tabling of Telangana Bill in Lok Sabha. The House...
  • Parties with no representation in Parliament can join Third Front: Nitish Kumar 11-02-2014 08:26 AM

    JD(U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that parties which do not have any representation in the Parliament but are a force to reckon with, could also be a member of the bloc. "Parties which does not exist in Parliament but have strength outside Parliament can...
  • Secular front efforts gain momentum; Nitish, Deve Gowda and Karat meet 10-02-2014 09:50 AM

    New Delhi: Amidst reports of a 14 party-group forming a secular front ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is meeting former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) chief Deve Gowda and CPM general secretary Prakash Karat in Delhi on Monday. Emerging from the meeting, Nitish...
  • Bringing Modi would encourage communalism, capitalism: Prakash Karat 09-02-2014 08:25 PM

    Kolkata: Bringing Narendra Modi to power at the Centre and implementing his Gujarat model of development would only encourage capitalism and communalism, CPI-M veteran Prakash Karat on Sunday said. Addressing a massive rally at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata, Karat said in Modi's Gujarat only big business had gained,...
  • All non-UPA and non-NDA parties must unite: Prakash Karat 09-02-2014 05:50 PM

    Speaking at a left rally in Kolkata, Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat said that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has spoken against the Third Front and called it 'third grade'. Karat said, "He is right as third grade is highest grade, he is still in...
  • LS pollscape: Tricky alliances in TN, upbeat Jaya, isolated Congress 05-02-2014 11:36 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's prime ministerial ambitions received a major boost with the CPI and the CPI-M courting her over the last couple of days. While the Times of India says that the CPI has already decided on even the seat sharing, CPI-M's Prakash Karat said that...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Is Third Front a political mirage? 03-02-2014 11:56 PM

    New Delhi: The leaders of a possible Third Front will be meeting in Delhi on February 5 but the fissures have already emerged with Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav saying no such alliance was possible without him. The remarks came in the backdrop of CPM chief Prakash Karat meeting...
  • CPM asks AAP to clarify stand on economic, communal fronts 02-01-2014 05:38 PM

    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...
  • BJP orchestrating riots to make Narendra Modi PM: CPM leader Karat 27-11-2013 03:32 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat has alleged that communal violence in different parts of the country is a part of an orchestrated campaign to create communal polarisation to help Bharatiya Janata Party and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the coming elections. He criticised...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav rules out prospects of third front ahead of LS polls 07-10-2013 11:53 AM

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday ruled out formation of a third front ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha elections, saying differences could crop up among various parties on ticket distribution if it takes shape now. Yadav, however, reiterated that the third front will be formed after elections and...
  • Third front could be formed post 2014 general elections, talks on: SP 07-10-2013 11:21 AM

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has yet again sparked off another round of talks about the formation of a third front. He said that he has been in talks with the Left and a third front could be formed post 2014 Lok Sabha elections. "Third front could be...
  • Third Front meet in Delhi on October 30: Mulayam Singh Yadav 05-10-2013 08:17 PM

    Lucknow:Like-minded political parties will meet in Delhi October 30 to discuss the formation of a Third Front ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said on Saturday. Addressing a gathering at Etawah after laying the foundation stone of his dream project, a Lion Safari, Yadav said...
  • Is India under US pressure on the nuke liability law? 19-09-2013 11:09 PM

    A controversy has erupted over the Indo-US nuclear deal ahead of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington next week. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Cabinet Committee on Security is all set to clear a deal between Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and American company Westinghouse, which...
  • Controversy erupts over Indo-US nuke deal ahead of PM's visit to Washington 19-09-2013 09:33 PM

    New Delhi: A controversy has erupted over the Indo-US nuclear deal ahead of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington next week. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Cabinet Committee on Security is all set to clear a deal between Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and American company...
  • Govt must not succumb to US pressure on Nuclear-deal, warns Left 19-09-2013 04:20 PM

    Left parties on Thursday warned the government that it would commit an "illegal act" if it tried to dilute the Civil Nuclear Liability Act or signed any agreement for supply of nuclear reactors during the upcoming US visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. "If the government wants to succumb to...
  • BJP wants to ride to power on communal agenda: Prakash Karat 15-09-2013 06:03 PM

    Patna: Lashing out at BJP for anointing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate, the CPI(M) on Sunday alleged that the party wants to "polarise the country on communal lines" in a bid to win the 2014 general elections. By projecting Modi as it prime ministerial candidate,...
  • Rise of Narendra Modi is spiralling communal incidents: Prakash Karat 09-09-2013 08:38 AM

    Claiming the rise of Narendra Modi as one of the main reasons behind spiralling incidents of communal violence in the country, CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat on Sunday accused a section of large capitalists of supporting Modi. "The Congress-led UPA is getting alienated from the masses by following neo-liberal policies...
  • Telangana statehood: Division not the answer, says Prakash Karat 30-07-2013 03:45 PM

    As the Congress seems to be going ahead with the declaration on Telangana despite divisions in the party, CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat on Tuesday said, "Telangana issue will have impact on Gorkhaland which is already simmering." ...