India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Monday July 20, 2015
CPM chief Sitaram Yechury had lunch and a spent close to two hours on Sunday with former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee. The veteran leader had been expelled from the party in July 2008 for refusing to quit the Speaker's post as the Left withdrew support to the UPA government over the Indo-US nuclear deal.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 19, 2015
The CPI-M today demanded an explanation from the Mamata Banerjee government about the death of Kishenji after the chief minister's nephew and MP Abhishek Banerjee claimed that the government had killed the top Maoist leader in 2011.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 18, 2015
The decks seem to be cleared for the re-induction of two veteran Marxist leaders into the Communist Party of India-Marxist or the CPM shortly. The homecoming of former Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Somnath Chatterjee and the only surviving member of the country's first Communist government of 1957, KR Gowri Amma is likely to take place soon, according...
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 9, 2015
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury today indicated that former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee will be reinducted into the party from which he was expelled seven years ago, as the two leaders shared a dais in Kolkata.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 28, 2015
The CPI(M) is ready for issue-based cooperation with Congress but ruled out any alliance outside Parliament saying it will have "nothing to do" with a party which still follows neo-liberal policies.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Monday June 22, 2015
CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury has ruled out any possibility of a front or alliance with the Congress.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 10, 2015
The Left parties should not have withdrawn support to UPA-I government on the issue of Indo-US nuclear deal, says CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on the steep decline of the communists eversince.
India News | NDTV.com | Thursday May 7, 2015
Sitaram Yechury, the new head of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) is speaking to NDTV
India News | Barkha Dutt | Thursday May 7, 2015
Sitaram Yechury, the new head of the CPI (M), has for the first time admitted that the party should have found a more people-friendly reason than the Indo-US nuclear deal to withdraw support to Dr Manmohan Singh's government in 2008.
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Friday May 1, 2015
Transport unions and workers went on a strike across the country on Thursday, but in West Bengal, this took a back seat. The CPM and the BJP separately organised a bandh against what they claimed was violence by Trinamool cadre during the recent civic polls. The bandh turned into a direct face-off between the ruling Trinamool on the one hand and th...
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday April 30, 2015
Cricket lovers have some wiggle room for the strike in Bengal on Thursday, but not so the students. The strike - called separately by the CPM, the BJP and trade unions -- coincides with an IPL match at Eden Gardens and university exams.
India News | Written by Nidhi Razdan | Monday April 20, 2015
A day after taking over as General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sitaram Yechury spelled out his agenda in an interview to NDTV, admitting that this was a "difficult period" for the party as it looked to revive itself.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Sunday April 19, 2015
Sitaram Yechury, the newly appointed general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), expressed confidence that the party would make a turnaround in West Bengal before the next assembly elections.
India News | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian (With inputs from agencies) | Sunday April 19, 2015
Sitaram Yechury has been unanimously elected the new general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). His name was proposed for the post by outgoing party chief Prakash Karat and veteran S Ramachandran Pillai, who had initially been in the race for the post.
India News | Reported by Sandeep Phukan, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Sunday April 19, 2015
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is all set for a leadership change. Before the six-day long party congress ends in Visakhapatnam today, the CPI (M) would have chosen a new general secretary.
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Saturday April 18, 2015
Just an hour after voting closed in Kolkata municipal election, a police sub-inspector was shot at in post-poll violence. The incident occurred near Girish Park in north Kolkata.
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie and Alok Pandey | Saturday April 18, 2015
Elections to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation - billed by many as the semi-final ahead of the assembly elections in West Bengal next year - ended today amid reports of sporadic violence, which the Opposition claimed were carried out by Trinamool Congress.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Saturday April 18, 2015
As Prakash Karat got off from the car and walked towards the main venue of the 21st congress of the CPM in Visakhapatnam, a group of enthusiastic delegates stopped him for a photograph.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Friday April 17, 2015
Facing sharp erosion in its support base in recent years, the biggest party of the Left Front, the Communist Party of India (CPM), has said that it will reach out to the marginalised sections of the country.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Saturday March 21, 2015
The Calcutta High Court has ordered that the Mamata Banerjee government must give advertisements to Ganashakti, a Bengali daily that is affiliated to the CPI-M. The order was passed on February 27 by Justice Debangsu Basak but came to the notice of the newspaper on Friday evening. It is not known yet if the state government plans to challenge this ...
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Thursday March 12, 2015
The West Bengal unit of the CPM is meeting in Kolkata in a conference ahead of the all-important party congress in April. In the confabulations ending on Friday, three issues from the past have surfaced, though not loudly.
India News | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Tuesday March 10, 2015
Beef cooked in the open and Hindus and Muslims sitting together for a meal - this was how a section of people in Kerala protested today against the recent ban on the meat in Maharashtra.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday March 10, 2015
Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of Bengal, today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss what she had earlier described as a "long list" that includes her state's financial crisis.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Monday March 9, 2015
The CPM in West Bengal has raised a question that, from its own point of view, it couldn't have timed better. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Monday, at her own initiative. On the eve of her first ever planned meeting with him, the CPM is asking if Ms Banerjee is planning a 'ghar wapasi...