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.
Yechury alleged that from the beginning, the RSS aimed at “Hindukaran’’ (saffronisation) of sena (military) and militarisation of Hindus and said its model was based on the one followed by Mussolini in Italy.
“This year on Baishakhi, 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre is being observed across the country. Unfortunately, Bengal has been more invested in Ram Navami celebrations and the competitive communalism that is taking place between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress,” Yechury said.
The CPI(M) also called it “cronyism of the highest order”. Party general secretary Sitaram Yechury said neither the banking sector nor the Reserve Bank of India has disclosed identity of borrowers whose loans were written off by banks.
The Centre and the Election Commission had taken contrary stands in the Supreme Court on Wednesday over political funding, with the government wanting to maintain the anonymity of donors of electoral bonds and the poll panel batting for revealing names of donors for transparency.
Making a clarion call for opposition unity, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said it was the need of the hour. Participating in a panel discussion during the launch of former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s book “Fearless in Opposition” as part of the Express Book Series along with Rupa, he said, “It is time […]
The Delhi government Monday directed its legal team to initiate action against at least four television news channels for allegedly airing doctored footage of slogans raised at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on February 9. Following the submission of a fact-finding report by District Magistrate, New Delhi, the government will seek the examination of a complaint […]
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'.
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury allegedly received threat calls late last night for supporting the protests at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. The Delhi Police on Monday beefed up the security outside CPI (M) office after a complaint was registered at Mandir Marg Police Station. The Police have put all the call on surveillance.
Trivandrum, Feb 14 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday questioned the Centre that whether it has issued a demarche to Pakistan over the alleged fake tweet by Hafiz Sayeed, which was supporting the JNU anti-national protests. He further said that it is only an attempt of political vendetta.
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.