SITARAM YECHURI

  • Opposition parties unite, demand BJP minister Niranjan Jyoti's resignation December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The opposition parties on Wednesday cornered the Narendra Modi government in Parliament over the controversial statement made by Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. Parties were led by the Trinamool Congress in both the Houses as they demanded Jyoti's resignation for using abusive language. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu...
  • 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....
  • No politics in Tripura CM inviting Modi to address the state Cabinet: CPM December 1, 2014

    Defending Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said that there was no politics in inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the state Cabinet. "This is the constitution of our country. Wherever the PM goes the CM of that state receives him," Sitaram Yechury said. ...
  • 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...
  • Various opinions within party only natural: Yechury November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday sought to brush aside differences with the official political-tactical line moved by General Secretary Prakash Karat, saying such things were "natural" in a democratic party. "It's only natural and a party with a vibrant inner party democracy like ours, that various opinions...
  • 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...
  • Disinvestment proceeds spent only to meet fiscal deficit: CPM September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Countering government's justification for divesting stakes of PSUs, CPI(M) has said that the disinvestment proceeds were only being spent to meet fiscal deficit instead of being used for capital expenditure and social sector schemes. "Fact remains that the government is losing dividend income more and more as it...
  • Bypoll defeat will lead BJPRSS to focus more on communal polarisation: CPM September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Poor performance of BJPled NDA in successive assembly byelections would eventually lead the BJPRSS combine to focus more on the core Hindutva agenda of communal polarisation, CPI(M) has warned. "Of the 50 assembly seats that went to the polls in these three rounds of byelections across various states...
  • Allow us to donate part of MPLAD fund for J&K: Sitaram Yechury to Hamid Ansari September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday urged Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari to permit MPs to donate part of their MPLAD funds for relief and rehabilitation work in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir. In a letter to Ansari, he said, "it has been the usual practice that such a...
  • Modi government failed to fulfil its poll promises in 100 days: Sitaram Yechury September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: On the completion of the Narendra Modi government's 100 days, senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said that the government did not present a blueprint for the first 100 days in the joint session of Parliament convened after general elections. Measuring performance against poll promises, the Left leader said...
  • HinduHindi row: Hindutva aims to convert secular India into an intolerant nation, says Yechury August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: CPM Politburo member Sitaram Yechury has slammed Minority Affairs Minister Najma Hetpullah for her controversial remark that Indians living in India should be called Hindus. Even as she later clarified that she did not say the word 'Hindu' but 'Hindi' to refer to Indians, Yechury said, "distorting history...
  • PMO should clarify who was spreading rumours about Home Minister's son: Left August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: With Narendra Modi government facing embarrassment over "rumours" about "alleged misconduct" by Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son, Left parties today said that the rift within the ruling BJP was now out in the open and the PMO should clarify who was spreading these "rumours". "It is very much...
  • Modi's decision to scrap Planning Commission evokes mixed responses August 16, 2014

    The Prime Minister's declaration to scrap the socialiststyle Planning Commission, evoked mixed responses from politicians across party lines. While some politicians like Rashid Alvi and Sitaram Yechury questioned the move and demanded to know more about the institution that will replace it, others like Abhishek Manu Singhvi agreed that the...
  • Insurance bill 'welcome gift' from government to John Kerry: CPM July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: With the insurance bill aimed at raising the FDI cap from 26 to 49 per cent listed in Parliament's agenda, CPI(M) on Thursday said that it was a "welcome gift" from the Narendra Modi government to visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry. "The Modi government has extended...
  • Don't doubt our intention on shredded files: Rajnath Singh July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The members should not doubt the government's intention in destroying files in the home ministry, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday after questions were raised about the files shredded by his ministry. "Don't doubt the intention of government in destroying files. We will not do anything that will...
  • NDA's Rail Budget a cosmetic exercise: CPI(M) July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) on Tuesday described the NDA government's maiden railway budget as "a cosmetic exercise" and said it was designed to impose greater burdens on the common people who used railways the most. "It is a classic exercise in a beauty parlour treatment. It was a cosmetic exercise and the...
  • Congress takes its protests against price rise to the streets July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government is facing the heat not just in the Parliament but even outside since the Congress has now taken its protests against price rise to the streets. Congress workers held protests in Jantar Mantar slamming the government over inflation and rising prices. The party also held...
  • Modi government undermining parliamentary, democratic practices: CPM June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) on Thursday drew a parallel between the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi and the "authoritarian tendencies" of the Narendra Modi government which, it said, was "undermining" parliamentary and democratic practices. "What we are seeing today is not merely the tendencies that can pose a danger to democracy alone....
  • President's address compilation of poll slogans: CPM June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday termed the president's address to the joint session of parliament a "compilation of election slogans" of the BJP. "The president's speech is a compilation of all slogans of BJP's election campaign. You can also rehash the election manifesto, but how would you achieve...
  • All issues will be discussed within the party: Prakash Karat June 3, 2014

    Amidst a strong demand within the party for leadership change in the wake of its electoral rout, CPM general secretary Prakash Karat on Tuesday said the questions raised over the party's political line will be discussed in its next Central Committee meeting. He, however, noted that any decision taken in haste...
  • Narendra Modi has our full support: MNS May 14, 2014

    Raj Thackeray's MNS has reiterated its support to Narendra Modi even as it remains outside the NDA. ...
  • Modi, Rajnath meeting RSS brass BJP's internal matter: CPM May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) on Sunday dubbed as "internal matter" of BJP the meeting its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and party chief Rajnath Singh had with RSS top brass. "BJP has always been and will remain the political front of the RSS and it was their internal matter why and what...
  • No scope for 'blackmail' by Congress, BJP: Yechury on Third Front May 5, 2014

    Hyderabad: Regional and Left parties are working for a majority on their own in the next Lok Sabha, sans support from Congress or BJP, senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said on Monday. "No, I am saying that the number of other parties, excluding Congress and BJP, will be substantial...
  • 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...
  • CPM hopes to win one seat in Assam, says Sitaram Yechury March 29, 2014

    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 told...