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What's left of Left: Communists hit new low, lose strongholds in key bastions

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) demands repolling in Bengal's Diamond Harbour, alleges 'large-scale irregularities'

In his letter, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged that the scale of irregularities were such that the EC should invoke Article 324 of the Constitution.


In case of mismatch with EVM figures, all VVPATs must be counted: Sitaram Yechury

Polling for the seven-phased Lok Sabha election came to an end on Sunday and the counting of votes will be taken up on May 23.

CPM goes to EC against PM statements, BJP rejects charge

Yechury said the Prime Minister “gave out operational details of a sensitive military mission, with a purpose to influence the voters during the silent period of the campaign”.

Sitaram Yechury says wrong to claim Hindus can’t be violent, BJP seeks apology

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.

Fielding Pragya Thakur BJP's way of consolidating Hindutva votebank: Sitaram Yechury

Yechury claimed the BJP's fear of being unable to retain 50 per cent of its seats has led it to rouse communal passions to get votes.


Pak wants Modi to remain PM so that fundamentalism can be stronger there: Sitaram Yechury

Yechury was addressing a news conference at CPM headquarters in Kolkata.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Yechury hints at ‘understanding between TMC, BJP’ in Bengal

“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.

Loan write-off: Congress and CPM allege cronyism, loot

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.

SC demolished Modi, Jaitley, BJP's stand on electoral bonds: Sitaram Yechury

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.

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Nitish Kumar Underlining "Maximum Opposition Unity" Was The Need Of The Hour In The Month Of Feb

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 […]

JNU row: Delhi govt initiates legal action against TV channels over doctored videos

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 […]


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'.

JNU protests: Sitaram Yechury allegedly receives threat call

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.

Yechury questions Centre’s move over Hafiz’s fake tweet

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.

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.


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.

Sitaram Yechury Explains The Logic Behind Bharat Bandh

10 central trade unions today went on a day-long nationwide strike to protest against changes in labour laws and privatisation of PSUs. Read here