He has cadres jostling for selfies and fan pages devoted to him. As P Jayarajan grows in popularity in the CPM bastion of Kannur, the party watches warily. The recent suicide of a Kerala businessman that laid bare fissures within the CPM has only worsened its sense of unease
The party said during the nomination period from July 1 to 8 candidates of the CPI(M) and other opposition parties were prevented from collecting and filing nomination papers by armed gangs of the BJP.
The BJP received a the maximum donations of Rs 915.596 crore from 1731 corporate donors, forming up to 94 per cent of its total donations. Congress, on the other hand, received just Rs 55.36 crore as corporate funding.
CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan admitted to reporters at a press conference in Thiruvananthapuram that a section of the voters, who have backed the party in the past, has deserted it this time.
Written by J Devika The CPM leadership’s assessment of the UDF victory in the general elections has been largely dismissive. They claim that it is temporary though unexpected; they believe that the position they took on the entry of menstruating women into Sabarimala resulted in a backlash that cost them votes. They point out that […]
It is the first time since 1952 elections that the Left Front could not garner a double digit number while securing the Lok Sabha seats. From having a tally of 24 seats in 2009, it slumped to 12 in 2014 general elections, only to hit a new low in this year's elections.
CPI(M) Kannur district secretary M V Jayarajan said those who turn up at the booths wearing niqab should not be allowed to exercise their vote. He claimed that those who insist on wearing the niqab wanted to cast bogus votes.
BJP and TMC supporters Tuesday fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata during a massive roadshow by Shah, who escaped unhurt but was forced to cut short the jamboree and had to be escorted to safety by police.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.