Sitaram Yechuri

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Can't minimise AAP's importance in lok Sabha polls: HD Deve Gowda 28-03-2014 05:40 PM

    Bangalore: Former Prime Minister and JDS supremo HD Deve Gowda on Friday said he will not minimise the importance of the Aam Aadmi Party in the coming Lok Sabha polls. "I'm not going to minimise the importance of Aam Aadmi Party, whether they are going to win ten seats, five...
  • Third Front formation possible only after LS polls: Yechury 10-02-2014 05:05 PM

    New Delhi: Any Third Front alliance would only take shape after the Lok Sabha polls and not in the run up to it, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said on Monday even as heightened activity continues for the forging of such a coalition. "There is not going to be a (Third)...
  • Aviation Ministry says no order to private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs 29-01-2014 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: Even as the debate over the VIP culture of Parliamentarians raises more heat, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Wednesday clarified that neither the Ministry nor the Directorate General of Civil Aviations has issued any order directing private airlines to provide special privileges to MPs. "No guidelines...
  • Opposition hits out at Manmohan, says his speech was a sham 03-01-2014 12:46 PM

    New Delhi: Minutes after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh briefed the media on his 10 year long tenure, the Opposition upped the ante against him, saying his speech was a sham. "Prime Minister's speech was a sham. How can the Prime Minister say he had no role in the scams. He...
  • CPI, CPI(M) want Naveen to take leadership of Third Front 02-01-2014 04:30 PM

    The ruling BJD in Odisha on Thursday claimed that CPI and CPI(M) wanted Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to take leadership of the proposed Third Front. "Two Left parties, CPI and CPI(M) want that Naveen Patnaik take leadership of the proposed Third Front after the general elections in 2014," BJD Vice-President...
  • Centre gives Rs 300 crore to cyclone-hit Odisha 06-12-2013 03:39 PM

    New Delhi: Centre on Friday decided to release the first tranche of assistance of Rs 300 crore towards relief and rehabilitation of the people hit by severe cyclonic storm Phailin in Odisha, a day after CPI(M) attacked the UPA government for not disbursing a single paisa so far. "The government...
  • Jaganmohan meets Left leaders, seeks support against Andhra bifurcation 16-11-2013 11:46 PM

    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...
  • Anti-communalism convention a 'doosra' for communal forces: Yechury 01-11-2013 10:53 PM

    Terming the anti-communalism convention organised by the Left parties in New Delhi a "doosra", CPI-M politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Friday said it would send communal forces "to the pavilion". "Just as the 'doosra' is bowled to send a batsman back to the pavilion, the convention is a 'doosra' to...
  • Regional parties unite for a secular front, attack Modi 31-10-2013 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: The political churning ahead of the 2014 elections has begun with 14 regional parties led by the Left coming together on Wednesday in Delhi for exploring possibilities for the setting off talks of a possible third front once again. Jharkhand Vikas Morcha Leader Babu Lal Marandi, who attended...
  • Did not meet President with YSR Congress delegation: Sitaram Yechury 10-10-2013 12:16 AM

    New Delhi: CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury tonight rubbished reports that he had met President Pranab Mukherjee with a YSR Congress delegation. Terming the reports as "completely fabricated", Yechury said, "There is no question of my going to meet the honourable President at all." He said he had a day-long meeting...
  • YSR Congress leaders meet Pranab Mukherjee over Telangana row 09-10-2013 04:22 PM

    YSR Congress party honorary president YS Vijayamma on Wednesday called on President Pranab Mukherjee and urged him to keep Andhra Pradesh united. Vijayamma was accompanied by Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechuri and leaders of her party. Later, talking to reporters, Vijayamma said she drew the President's attention towards...
  • CPI(M) seeks court-monitored CBI probe into Saradha scam 07-10-2013 04:55 PM

    New Delhi: CPI(M) on Monday accused the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal of delaying the attachment of properties of Saradha and about 25 other such firms in the state and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe into the chit fund fraud along with immediate refund for the hapless small...
  • Modi welcomes SC verdict on negative voting in a poll 27-09-2013 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: Just hours after the Supreme Court on Friday recognized the right of voters to reject all candidates in a poll, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate welcomed the court's judgement saying that it will have a long lasting impact. "I am sure it will have a...
  • SC should have consulted political parties over negative vote: Yechury 27-09-2013 01:01 PM

    New Delhi: While most political parties have welcomed the Supreme Court ruling that directs the Election Commission to hold a 'none of the above option', voices of dissent have also come up. CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said, "This should have been discussed with the political parties. Neither SC nor the...
  • It's not SC vs Parliament: Yechury on ordinance to shield convicted MPs 25-09-2013 12:50 PM

    "You can't have two types of justice," said CPM MP and Politburo member Sitaram Yechury pointing out that as per the law both politicians and non-politicians have the right to appeal. Yechury argued that in the era of coalition politics, disqualification of even a single member can change the entire...
  • Riots perfect backdrop for BJP to anoint Modi as PM hopeful, says Sitaram Yechury 20-09-2013 04:11 PM

    Accusing RSS-BJP of sharpening communal divide for electoral gains, CPI(M) on Friday said the death and displacement of a large number of people in the Muzaffarnagar riots was the "perfect backdrop" for BJP to anoint Narendra Modi as its Prime Ministerial candidate. The "ghastly" communal violence in Muzaffarnagar has served...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots a warning bell, says Sitaram Yechury 13-09-2013 03:24 PM

    Expressing concern over growing communal incidents in different parts of the country, CPI(M) on Friday asked the government to be alert during the upcoming festive season and take all steps to "nip the mischief in the bud" wherever it occurred. Terming the Muzaffarnagar incidents as "a warning bell", the party...
  • JD-U, SP create uproar in Rajya Sabha over Vanzara's charges 05-09-2013 01:52 PM

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Thursday witnessed uproar by Left, SP and JD(U) members over charges by jailed IPS officer D.G. Vanzara against Narendra Modi and his aide Amit Shah. Members belonging to Left parties staged a walkout after they were not allowed to raise the issue. As soon as...
  • New JPC members' row disrupts Rajya Sabha 29-08-2013 06:49 PM

    The Rajya Sabha was on Thursday adjourned for the day after protests over adoption of a motion to appoint two members to the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on 2G spectrum. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla moved the motion regarding the appointment to examine matters related to allocation...
  • UPA eyeing to make food security an election issue: Sitaram Yechury 22-08-2013 11:46 PM

    Hitting out at the Congress-led UPA government on the food bill, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Thursday charged it with "creating an illusion" as if its enactment will ensure food security and warned that such "political gimmick" with an eye on elections will not work. Pointing out that the then...
  • Coalgate scam: Some files are missing, admits minister Sriprakash Jaiswal 17-08-2013 09:10 PM

    In a new twist, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday admitted that some files related to the coal block allocation scam are missing, remarks that drew attack from opposition parties. "It is true that some files from 1993 to 2004 are missing. Attempts are on, we are in touch with...
  • CPI(M) blames high current account deficit for falling rupee 16-08-2013 05:20 PM

    The volatility in rupee value was "bound to happen" due to a very high current account deficit and the situation was akin to the major financial crisis faced by India in 1991, the CPI(M) said on Friday. "It is clear that a very serious current account deficit has built up...
  • BJP, Cong spar over Kishtwar, govt says won't allow repeat of 1990 in J&K 12-08-2013 03:44 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday assured the country that there will be no repetition of 1990 in Jammu and Kashmir when Kashmiri Pandits were forced out of the Valley by the terrorists. He said the government will not allow forced migration or resettlement of people now wile...
  • Don't sack Omar government over Kishtwar violence: Ram Gopal Yadav 12-08-2013 03:15 PM

    The Samajwadi Party on Monday said the Jammu and Kashmir government should not be sacked because of the communal violence in the state. "The state alone cannot manage the situation. But dismissing the (state) government is not a solution either," Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav told the Rajya Sabha....
  • LoC turns hot again as Pakistani troops kill 5 Indian soldiers in Poonch 07-08-2013 12:37 AM

    New Delhi: Two months after Nawaz Sharif took charge as the Prime Minister in Islamabad, India-Pakistan relations took a new hit on Tuesday after heavily armed terrorists backed by Pakistani troops ambushed an Indian Army patrol in Jammu and Kashmir, killing five soldiers and triggering angry reactions in New Delhi....
  • Oppn asks UPA to act tough against Pakistan for killing 5 soldiers 06-08-2013 06:54 PM

    Jammu/ New Delhi: The Pakistani attack on a border domination patrol of the Indian Army at the Line of Control near Poonch in which five Indian soldiers were killed and one injured saw the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government facing a tough time in Parliament with the Opposition blaming the...
  • Modi US visa row: BJP demands probe into letter sent to Obama 25-07-2013 11:50 AM

    New Delhi: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded a probe into the allegations of forged signature on the letter sent to the United States demanding denial of visa to Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP poll panel chief Narendra Modi by 65 MPs. The BJP said that the government should...
  • Modi visa row: Confusion surrounds the letter addressed to US president 24-07-2013 10:30 PM

    There is wide confusion over the signing of the letter sent to the US President Barack Obama. Rajya Sabha MP Mohammed Adeebs letter to President Obama requesting him not to grant Narendra Modi a visa has stirred a controversy in the national capital. While Adeeb claims to have the backing...