Sitaram Yechuri

  • Modi's decision to scrap Planning Commission evokes mixed responses August 16, 2014

    The Prime Minister's declaration to scrap the socialist-style 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Budget 2014: What is the state of the economy the UPA leaves behind? February 17, 2014

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar debates this budget with Union Minister Kapil Sibal, BJP leader Arun Jaitley and CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury. ...
  • Is DCGA promoting VIP culture at airports? January 29, 2014

    Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation has asked all airlines and airports to treat MPs as VIPs and adhere to the guidelines on protocol norms. Meanwhile, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh clarified that neither the Ministry nor the DGCA has issued any order directing private airlines to provide...
  • Thorough inquiry should be in coal block allocation scam: Yechury October 20, 2013

    CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said there should be a thorough inquiry in the coal block allocation scam. He said, "Everybody involved should be brought to books and punished as the Prime Minister is the head of the government. Any scam that involves anyone from the government, the PM will have...
  • Is there an attempt being made to divide and communalise Jammu and Kashmir Further? August 12, 2013

    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 emphasising that...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 6, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Has UPA II been lax in securing our borders with Pakistan and China? August 6, 2013

    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 that Centre of not...
  • Modi visa row: Were the signatures forged? July 24, 2013

    The controversy over 65 Members of Parliament signing letter urging US President Barack Obama not to issue Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP poll panel chief Narendra Modi a visa has taken a new turn on Wednesday with nine MPs denying signing any letter. ...
  • News 360: Yechury's copy-paste remark over Modi visa row sets off political war July 25, 2013

    The controversy over 65 Members of Parliament signing letter urging US President Barack Obama not to issue Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP poll panel chief Narendra Modi a visa has taken a new turn on Wednesday with nine MPs denying signing any letter. The MPs who have denied signing the...
  • Too early to talk about a Third Front, says Left leader Sitaram Yechury June 14, 2013

    Talks of a non-Congress, non-BJP Third Front has gained momentum ever since the JD(U)'s ties with its 18-year-old ally BJP came under strain. ...
  • WB Governor must explain his remarks on SFI protests: Yechury April 11, 2013

    CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat wrote a letter to the President against the Governor's statement condemning alleged violence by Left parties and seeking an apology for the attack that took place in the capital. ...
  • SL a sovereign nation, shouldn't interfere in its affairs: Yechury March 20, 2013

    CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said it is not right to order an independent nation's probe into the affairs of Sri Lanka. "No independent country can interfere in the affairs of another sovereign nation. Just last week we condemned Pakistan Assembly's resolution on Afzal Guru's hanging," he said. ...
  • Army Chief's letter to PM a matter of concern: Yechury March 28, 2012

    Sitaram Yechury said Army Chief's letter leak issue needs to be investigated and action should be taken against those responsible. ...
  • Is every party guilty of double standards on Lokpal? December 29, 2011

    The passage of the Lokpal Bill in this session is unlikely as the session is only till December 29. ...
  • Do political parties really want the Lokpal Bill? December 29, 2011

    The Rajya Sabha on Thursday debated the Lokpal Bill that was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. ...
  • More amendments to Lokpal on the way: Yechury December 22, 2011

    CPI-M Politburo member Sitaram Yechury said on Thursday that the Lokpal Bill should have been introduced in the Parliament after the Constitutional Amendment. "However, both are being brought together. Definitely there will be more amendments," he said. ...
  • Modi stealing focus from verdict: Sitaram Yechury September 18, 2011

    CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said that Narendra Modi's fast was tactic to distract attention from the Supreme Court judgment which is actually a step ahead ...
  • Lokpal Bill can't be passed in this session: CPM August 24, 2011

    CPI(M) MP and Politburo member Sitaram Yechury asked the Government to withdraw the Lokpal Bill from Parliament and table a new draft of the legislation. Addressing the media after the all-party meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday, Yechury said the new draft should incorporate some provisions of the Government's version,...
  • Face The Budget: Experts' take on Budget 2011 February 28, 2011

    Karan Thapar discusses Budget 2011, presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, with Kapil Sibal, Arun Jaitley and Sitaram Yechury. ...
  • No compromise on JPC over 2G scam: Yechury February 6, 2011

    Karan Thapar in conversation with CPM leader Sitaram Yechury on Left's JPC demand. ...
  • IBN special: Decoding the Ayodhya verdict September 30, 2010

    Digvijay Singh, Yashwant Sinha, Sitaram Yechury, Soli Sorabjee join the biggest discussion on Ayodhya verdict on CNN-IBN. ...
  • Our efforts for Kashmir sincere, says Yechury September 20, 2010

    A group of 5 leaders including the Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader, who are part of the all-party delegation, on Monday met hardline Hurriyat leader Geelani at his residence in Srinagar. ...
  • Bengal results out: Mamata smiles, Left glum June 2, 2010

    Trinamool Congress storms to power in Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections on Wednesday. ...
  • Left happy but BJP slams Manmohan May 24, 2010

    Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance Government has completed its first year in power. Singh made it clear that he i8s not going to retire anytime soon. So is Singh the beneficiary of the TINA (there is no alternative) factor? Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury and BJP member and...
  • Watch: Yechury in Copenhagen for climate summit December 17, 2009

    The CPI-M leader is a member of Indian Delegation to Copenhagen. ...
  • Face The Budget: Political response to Budget 09-10 July 7, 2009

    On Monday Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented the much-awaited first Budget of the second UPA Government. CNN-IBN's special series on Budget Face The Budget tried to access the political response to the Union Budget 2009-10. The panel of experts included - HRD Minister Kapil Sibal; Leader of the Opposition in...
  • Options open for post-poll tieup: Yechury May 7, 2009

    CPI-M Politburo Member Sitaram Yechury says they are keeping their options open when it comes to extending their support post poll. ...
  • Weekend Edition: Inside the mind of comrade Yechury July 14, 2008

    The nuclear showdown sees the left walkout of the Manmohan Singh government. But is the Left isolated in its campaign? And why is Yechury silent? ...
  • Politicians, jurists say judges should follow rulebook May 21, 2008

    Should judges of the Supreme Court be allowed to travel abroad at the taxpayers' cost? Politicians and jurists say it is time judges too followed the rulebook. "There should be a national judicial commission which will go into the veracity of these allegations because it is not good for the country...