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Mamata to join hands with BJP again in case of hung assembly in Bengal: Yechury

February 28, 2021 10:12 pm

Terming the ongoing political tussle between the TMC and the BJP as a "mock fight", CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged that the saffron party is using money from the PM CARES fund, set up to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, to "buy" leaders during the time of elections.

Farmers protests: After PM Modi accusation, Oppn hits back at ‘lies’, attempt to ‘mislead’ people

December 26, 2020 1:56 am

Sukhbir Singh Badal, chief of the BJP’s estranged ally Shiromani Akali Dal, said the Centre should stop defaming farmers and hold talks with them on ways to repeal the laws.

Merry Christmas: PM Modi, President Kovind and others greet people on Christmas

December 25, 2020 12:47 pm

Along with PM Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind, Union ministers Rajnath Singh and S Jaishankar, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took on Twitter to greet the country on the auspicious occasion of Christmas.

Sitaram Yechury to CEC: Postal ballots to NRIs fraught with challenge of manipulation

December 05, 2020 8:51 am

The Indian Express had on December 1 reported that the EC has told the Law Ministry that it is “technically and administratively ready” to extend the Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS) to NRI voters for elections next year in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Does NEP seek to end reservation policy? Sitaram Yechury asks PM Modi

November 23, 2020 10:32 pm

In the letter, Yechury highlighted how the NEP had no mention of reservations for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Class communities, and the differently-abled.

In meeting with President, oppn parties raise doubts on Delhi riots probe

September 18, 2020 9:29 am

The leaders claimed “there are several publicly documented accounts and videos of police being complicit in the violence, directing mobs pelting stones, or looking the other way when mobs were indulging in violence”.

Opposition to raise naming of Yechury, others in Delhi riots chargesheet

September 14, 2020 5:39 am

CPI(M) Rajya Sabha MP K K Ragesh gave a notice demanding suspension of all business to discuss the issue on Monday, the opening day of the session.

Delhi riot chargesheet: As Apoorvanand, Yechury step up attack, police say probe meticulous

September 14, 2020 12:14 pm

The note, shared by Delhi Police’s Additional PRO Anil Mittal, sought to respond to “allegations” that “anti-CAA protesters, including social activists, academicians and students are being framed in false cases”.

Chidambaram on Delhi riots chargesheet: Police have 'brought criminal justice system to ridicule'

September 13, 2020 8:37 pm

Chidambaram said he was glad that former police officer Julio Ribeiro has "upbraided" the Delhi police for its "biased handling" of the Delhi riots case.  "Will the Delhi police listen to this iconic police officer," he further asked.

Daily briefing: Yechury among others named in Delhi riot chargesheet; Why MF Husain used to paint strange, new things

September 13, 2020 8:26 am

From latest updates on the coronavirus vaccine to Congress leader Kapil Sibal's remarks on the party reshuffle, read the top stories from print edition today.


President Mukherjee ignored burning issues in his speech: Sitaram

February 23, 2016 2:26 pm

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'.

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

February 15, 2016 10:04 am

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

February 15, 2016 9:28 am

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 protests: Sitaram Yechury allegedly receives threat call

February 15, 2016 1:14 pm

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.

JNU row: Yechury demand evidence about Rajnath's Hafiz Saeed claim

February 14, 2016 3:19 pm

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

January 07, 2016 10:29 am

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.