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BJP's decision to exit govt in Kashmir was 'conscious': CPI(M)

The BJP's decision to bring down the government is a conscious political move keeping in mind the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2019," Prakash Karat alleged.

CPM: Facile to think only poll tactics can down BJP

In an editorial in party mouthpiece People’s Democracy, former CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat argued that it would be erroneous to underestimate the pan-India strength of the BJP even after the results in recent elections to Gujarat, Karnataka Assemblies.

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Re-elected as CPM general secy, Sitaram Yechury says BJP defeat first task

“We will have no political alliance with the Congress. But we will have an understanding with it inside and outside (Parliament) to stop communalism,” Sitaram Yechury said.

CPM amends draft, drops ‘no understanding’ with Congress

The draft political resolution was presented by Prakash Karat on the first day of the party’s 22nd national conference in Hyderabad earlier this week. It was also supported by the party’s central committee in January.

For 2019 Lok Sabha polls, CPM suggests pooling of anti-BJP votes in states; Prakash Karat rules out UPA-style alliance

Karat said his party would opt for a coalition of all non-BJP parties in the states to defeat the BJP: “If the major non-BJP parties unite, then the smaller parties and forces can extend support to them.”

CPI(M) needs to reorient its struggle to take on BJP, says senior leader Prakash Karat

Karat said BJP has become the dominant party of the ruling class, replacing Congress at the national level,adding that CPI(M) has to reorient itself to fight the saffron party.

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Destruction of Lenin and Periyar statues shows intolerant approach of BJP: CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat

Asserting that the issue was not only about statues being attacked, but the "attack on all kinds of dissent", the Left leaders appealed that peace and normalcy be restored in Tripura at the earliest.

Govt should take steps for comprehensive dialogue with Pakistan: Prakash Karat

"There is an urgent need to back off from blinkered confrontationist stance. First of all, there should be talks to restore the ceasefire and peace on the Line of Control and the international border in Jammu and Kashmir. Simultaneously, the government should initiate talks for the resumption of a comprehensive dialogue with Pakistan," he said.

Prakash Karat interview: 'After 2019 poll, question is will there be secular govt... we will keep that in mind’

PM politburo member Prakash Karat discusses the party's approach to Congress, BJP, regional parties.

Maharashtra Congress urges Prakash Karat to reconsider 'no alliance' decision

In a move aimed at consolidating anti-BJP parties ahead of 2019 polls, Ashok Chavan asked Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh president and Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar to drop his anti-Congress pitch.

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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.

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