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D Raja, Sitaram Yechury, Prakash Karat, G Sudhakar Reddy and Brinda Karat protest at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi, Wednesday.  ( Source: Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey )

CPM: Kerala can’t paper over Bengal cracks

Within hours of the debacle, the Sitaram Yechury-Prakash Karat fault line in the CPM deepened with Karat making clear that the electoral tie-up in West Bengal was “their tactics” and did not have approval of the the party central leadership.

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TMC morphed photo row: Prakash Karat files formal complaint against Derek O’Brien

The Trinamool MP subsequently in a video message on his Facebook admitted it was a mistake and sought to “end the chapter”.

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#ExpressIntro: Peter Mukherjea charged with murder; Journalists demand sacking of Bassi

Here’s what that made news this Tuesday.

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Oppression of Dalits ‘intensified’ under right wing rule: Prakash Karat

“The biggest failure of state is to render justice to the most oppressed in society, the Dalits. With the advent of rightwing Hindu chauvinists (to power), the oppression has intensified,” Prakash Karat said.

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Winning back the people

Left is stuck with old issues. It must strike new conversations — with middle classes and youth.

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CPI(M)’s Prakash Karat: Increase of women members, retirement policy on cards

The former general secretary added that talks are on to introduce a retirement policy for veterans soon.

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Dadri incident an outcome of hardline forces: CPM’s Prakash Karat

Addressing a function at Badokhar Khurd village on Friday, Karat alleged that these forces were targeting Muslims by spreading canard in the name of cow slaughter through polarisation in the society.

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Both UPA, BJP indulged in corrupt practises, they’re no different: Prakash Karat

“Both have indulged in corrupt practices. But unfortunately the DMK and AIADMK have failed to make any comment in Parliament on such corruption by the BJP,” he said.

Sitaram Yechury said their aim was to formulate policies which would bring relief on the economic front. (Express Archive)

Delhi confidential: Move Awaited

Yechury is still working out of his old office and does not seem to be in a hurry to move to the general secretary’s room.

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Multilingual networker who left Jyoti Basu wondering

The 62-year old CPM general secretary, has an approach to politics that is often described as far less rigid than that of his predecessor Prakash Karat.

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On test, the skills of the ‘flexible’ Marxist

Within the party, Yechuri will need to win over the confidence of the dominant faction, which wanted S Ramachandran Pillai as the new secretary.

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CPM to give greater representation to Dalits in its top bodies

The party also discussed its draft review report on the “Political Tactical Line”, expected to be adopted on Thursday.

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CPM failed to break paradigm of Congress, BJP benefitting from each other’s loss: Prakash Karat

CPM are trying to replace the attempt to build a third alternative with a Left Demo alternative, Karat said.

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CPM meet moves behind closed doors as the tough task begins

Who will get the reins of the party at its most critical juncture: Yechury or Pillai?

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CPM looks within: ‘ageing, not growing’

The CPM has admitted its inability to expand, slowness in its social media campaign and shortcomings in organising national campaigns.

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