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Sabarimala: CPI(M) hits back at Modi's comments, says PM speaking like RSS 'pracharak'

On a visit to Kerala Tuesday, Modi tore into the CPI(M)-led LDF government over the Sabarimala issue, saying this will go down as "one of the most shameful behaviour" by any party and government in the country.

BJP gives CPM another drubbing in Tripura, but Oppn is not impressed

Opposition CPI (M), which ruled the state since 1993, has accused BJP of unleashing massive violence on communist supporters before and during the bye-poll process.

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German communist leader emerges as icon for Kerala Left party

Communist Marxist Party (CMP), which was formed by the late rebel CPI(M) leader M V Raghavan in 1986, has decided to remember her and use her picture in the party’s campaign material.

Veteran CPI(M) leader Nirupam Sen passes away

Party sources said Sen's body would be taken to his residence and then to a private mortuary. "On Wednesday, Sen's body will be taken to the CITU office here. After that it will be taken to the party's state head quarters where people will be allowed to pay their last respect," the leader said.

BJP, CPI (M) clash in Tripura, counter FIRs registered, no arrests yet

Speaking to indianexpress.com, Sipahijala district superintendent of police Kulwant Singh said that CPI (M) and BJP took out rallies at Durlav Narayan on Tuesday evening during which members of both parties clashed with each other.

Congress, CPI(M) to boycott Bengal assembly proceedings till November 22

The opposition parties have decided to conduct a mock assembly inside the House premises to protest the functioning of the TMC government.

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Three held for attack on CPI(M) leader's son, daughter-in-law in Kerala

Nikithas, son of party district secretary P Mohanan, suffered head injuries and Manomi was also injured. The couple have been admitted to the government medical college hospital here. The CPI(M) had alleged that they were attacked by activists belonging to the Sangh Parivar.

Tripura CPI (M) to hold 22nd conference in capital, drop public meeting citing 'present situation'

In a press conference at the party's state headquarters, Dhar said that CPI (M) politburo general secretary Sitaram Yechury, former general secretary Prakash Karat, politburo leader Brinda Karat were invited to join the conference.

Sharad Pawar, Ashok Chavan seek to form common front with Left

Sharad Pawar said that while the drought situation is worsening in the state, the big political discussions are about building a temple in Ayodhya.

Assam killings part of larger campaign of hate, violence: CPI(M)

CPI(M) alleged that the "environment of hate created and fanned by the BJP" in Assam "lies at the root of the murders".

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President Mukherjee ignored burning issues in his speech: Sitaram

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday said President Pranab Mukherjee did not mention anything about the burning issues in the country in his speech while addressing the Parliament on the first day of Budget Session 2016-17. He further said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to change the Indian Republic into RSS's version of 'Fascist Hindu Rashtra'.

Bajrang Dal, VHP activists attack CPM office in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Feb 17 (ANI): Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal activists allegedly attacked the office of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Sector 30 B here on Wednesday. CPI (M) state secretary Raghunath Singh said they were at home when they received information of VHP and Bajrang Dal activists raising slogans against the CPM, CPI and Prakash Karat. He confirmed lodging a complaint with the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) who sent some policemen there. He also went on to describe the ongoing JNU students row as being fascist in nature.

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We support Article 370, not anti-national elements: Brinda Karat

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Wednesday said that Kanahaiya Kumar has done nothing wrong and all the charges against him are baseless. She said that her party supports Article 370 and autonomy for Kashmir within framework of Indian Constitution, but never supports anti-national slogans raised in Jadavpur University.

JNU row: Lawyers thrash students, journalists

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): A scuffle broke out between students and lawyers outside the Patiala House court complex on Monday during the hearing of an alleged sedition case involving Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar. The students, who have been demanding Kumar's release, alleged that they were roughed up by lawyers when they entered the court premises. During scuffle, three journalists were also attacked by the lawyers inside the court premises. A CPI (M) activist said lawyers thrashed a journalist severely. He also said the court would not decide the matter, but the students themselves. An eyewitness said he was waiting peacefully when the lawyers pointed towards them, abused them and called them Pakistanis.

Rajnath relies on a 'fake' Twitter handle: Prakash Karat

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Prakash Karat on Monday visited the JNU campus to express solidarity with the protesting students. Taking potshots at Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that JNU incident was supported by Hafiz Saeed, he said that Home Minister relies on a 'fake' Twitter handle. He further said that they were not perturbed by some unwarranted elements imposing the label of 'anti-national' on them. Karat added that they are prepared to face everything and are not worried about being labelled anti-national or something.

Probe underway into threat call to Yechury

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP)-1 of New Delhi District, Jatin Narwal, on Monday said that they are investigating the threat call to CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury. He added that the written complaint has been received on the issue and legal action will be taken. He further said that number has been disclosed. The security around the CPI (M) office has been increased after this incident.

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JNU row: Yechury demand evidence about Rajnath's Hafiz Saeed claim

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday questioned Home Minister Rajnath Singh's claim that event about Afzal Guru in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus had the support of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed. The CPI (M) politburo member further asserted that if the Home Minister managed to bring up any evidence of 'anti-national' or terrorist activity in the varsity, then the CPI (M) will support necessary action in national interest. Amid a massive faceoff over the JNU controversy, Singh earlier alleged that 'anti-national' protests in the JNU campus had the backing of the LeT chief Hafiz Saeed.

Academic institutions should not be used for sensitive discussions

Delhi/Hyderabad, Jan 07 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Thursday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Ram Janam Bhoomi event, which is scheduled to be held in Delhi University, saying that educational institutions should not be involved in sensitive issues such as these. All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi said that academic institutions should not be used for such discussions. He added that the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University should not have given the permission to speak on a sensitive issue like Ram Janam Bhoomi.

TMC creates ruckus when in power: CPI (M)

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Communist Party of India (M) Hannan Mollah on Wednesday said that Bengal is being ruled by hooligans who are creating ruckus. He said the party in power has given many hate speeches to create tension in the society. He said such a commotion erupts during the tenure of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee only. He further said that anyone who tried to stand up against them was threatened.

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