SITARAM YECHURY

  • The left is pro-net neutrality, says Sitaram Yechury 3 days ago

    Sitaram Yechury said that telecom companies cannot decide what websites we can or cannot visit. "The left is pro-net neutrality," he added. While NASSCOM said that the concept of net neutrality has to be first explained. ...
  • Changes proposed by NDA to 2013 Land Act dangerous: Sitaram Yechury 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Terming as "dangerous" changes proposed by the NDA government to the 2013 Land Acquisition Act, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday claimed the Centre's reported plan to hold a joint session to get the amendments cleared is unlikely to materialise in the immediate future. Yechury, who was elected as...
  • CPM more important now as Modi isn't as popular anymore: Yechury 5 days ago

    Narendra Modi was chosen as a leader, he won Lok Sabha. Even those who voted for BJP had expectation, wanted deliverance, but not forthcoming. This is why people are looking for an alternative which can deliver. This is why the CPM has become relevant. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 6 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Former LS speaker Somnath Chatterjee congratulates Sitaram Yechury 6 days ago

    Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee congratulates Sitaram Yechury for taking over as CPIM general secretary. ...
  • Sitaram Yechury succeeds Prakash Karat 6 days ago

    CPM Politburo Sitaram Yechury is the party's new general secretary. S Ramachandran Pillai who was also the front runner for the post withdrew his nomination after he failed to garner the support. ...
  • Sitaram Yechury's journey: From an activist to CPIM General Secretary 6 days ago

    New Delhi: One of the most recognisable faces of the CPIM, Sitaram Yechury has the image of being a pragmatic leader unlike his predecessor Prakash Karat, who was a stickler to dogma. An outstanding student, 62-year-old Politburo member has emerged as a leader with considerable skills of political negotiations who has...
  • Sitaram Yechury: Suave, soft-spoken and dynamic 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: Sitaram Yechury, who has been elected the new general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist, has been the most prominent face of the party for decades. Suave and soft-spoken, he has been associated with the Communist movement since his student days and now at the age of 62 faces...
  • Sitaram Yechury elected as new CPM general secretary 6 days ago

    Vishakhapatnam: CPM Politburo Sitaram Yechury is the party's new general secretary. S Ramachandran Pillai who was also the frontrunner for the post withdrew his nomination after he failed to garner the support. The decision on the new general secretary was taken by the party's Central Committee at Vishakhapatnam on Sunday. Yechury's name...
  • Sitaram Yechury likely to be new CPM general secretary as SR Pillai withdraws nomination: sources 6 days ago

    Vishakhapatnam: CPM Politburo Sitaram Yechury is likely to be the party's new general secretary as S Ramachandran Pillai withdrew his nomination for the post, sources said on Sunday. Pillai withdrew his nomination as he failed to garner enough support. The decision on the new general secretary will be taken by the...
  • CPI-M to elect new general secretary, Sitaram Yechury, SR Pillai frontrunners for the post 1 week ago

    Visakhapatnam: The CPI(M) is all set to begin a new chapter as the Prakash Karat era comes to an end. Senior politburo member Sitaram Yechury and party leader SR Pillai are the frontrunners to suceed Karat. The last CPI(M) meeting of the outgoing politburo was held late night on Saturday....
  • CPM meet will re-examine reasons behind party's downfall in past 10 years: Sitaram Yechury April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The CPM party congress began on Tuesday and the party will elect its new leadership in Vishakhapatanam. The incumbent general secretary Prakash Karat has completed three terms at the helm and senior politburo member Sitaram Yechury is the frontrunner to suceed Karat. Other names doing the rounds are...
  • CPM leaders to meet on Tuesday, focus on strengthening the party April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the CPM party congress on Tuesday, the party's central committee will meet on Monday to set the agenda. The party will elect its new leadership in Vishakhapatanam on Tuesday. The incumbent general secretary Prakash Karat has completed three terms at the helm and senior politburo member...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 23, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: VK Singh, Kashmiri separatist leaders attend Pakistan National Day celebrations March 23, 2015

    Minister of State for External Affairs Minister VK Singh on Monday attended Pakistan National Day reception at the High Commission in New Delhi amidst the controversy sparked by Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit's comments that India was not against his interactions with Kashmiri separatist leaders. ...
  • Sitaram Yechury slams Modi government, says UPA's Land Bill was better March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst outrage over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday hit out at the Centre government over the proposed legislation. He said the Narendra Modi government is fooling the farmers and UPA's Land Bill was much better than the NDA's. "BJP supported UPA's Land Bill...
  • Government faces embarrassment in Rajya Sabha; opposition amendment passed March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday faced an embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha when an amendment moved by the opposition to the President's Address over corruption and black money was passed. The amendment was moved by CPI(M) members Sitaram Yechury and P Rajeeve and it was passed through Division of Votes after...
  • Can't guarantee passage of pending bills in Rajya Sabha: Sitaram Yechury February 8, 2015

    Vijayawada: CPM politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said that his party cannot guarantee the passage of pending Bills in Rajya Sabha during the coming budget session. "The NDA government introduced anti-people Bills, which have much impact on the economy as well as on the living conditions of the people,"...
  • Government stalled winter session of Parliament, not us, says Sitaram Yechury January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: As the winter session of Parliament witnessed a washout, the CPM leader Sitaram Yechury blamed the Narendra Modi government for it. Parliament was adjourned repeatedly over the alleged forced conversion row. Yechury said, "I think it was the government who stalled it, not us." Here is the full text of...
  • BJP has advantage in West Bengal but Left will regain its ground: Yechury December 29, 2014

    While accepting that the Bharatiya Janta Party has an advantage in West Bengal, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury claimed that but people are not moving towards the BJP. Yechury also said that the Left will take time to revive. ...
  • Left leaders submit memorandum on chit fund scams December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A delegation of Left leaders met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and submitted a memorandum on chit fund scams like Saradha chit fund scam. They claim a larger conspiracy that extends beyond West Bengal. The Prime Minister, meanwhile, assured that the matter will be looked into seriously....
  • 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...