“If the law and order situation is good, we shall go to cast our votes. If the situation is as grim as it is now, we might not turn up to vote. The entire family is feeling threatened. Law and order situation is not good here,” a resident said.
"We are at a stage where Military veterans, also ex-Chiefs, have to come together to tell off BJP-Modi's despicable attempts to misuse our brave Forces for elections. BJP won't reform but those responsible for conducting free & fair polls must act strongly against the ruling party," CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury tweeted.
“We were surprised to see that the Chief Minister is inciting violence and luring voters by bait of government jobs before the Parliament elections. We have lodged a complaint with the Election Commission”, said CPM West Tripura secretary Pabitra Kar.
In Begusarai, where there is little clarity on whether the CPI will be part of the RJD-led Grand Alliance and who the NDA candidate will be, Kanhaiya offers the only certainty for the state and local units of the CPI.
This comes in the backdrop of the state leadership of both the Congress and the CPI (M) in West Bengal pushing for a tactical tie-up, while the Left party's Kerala unit has been opposing any pact with the Congress.
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.