Describing CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury as the "captain of a sinking ship", Shiv Sena on Tuesday said the left party has "lost relevance" in the country and does not have the strength to stand up as a strong opposition.
CPI on Sunday greeted Sitaram Yechury on being elected as CPI(M) General Secretary and expressed hope that both parties would be able to work together and strive for progress of the working class in the country.
The CPI(M) on Saturday said that the immediate task on its hand was the fight against the Narendra Modi government's policies and "communal" agenda of the Hindutva forces, but ruled out joining hands with Congress in its campaign.
Resolving to step up fight against the "Hindutva" forces and their political offshoot BJP, CPI(M) Thursday made it clear that the party was ready to join struggles with secular forces to secure interest of the masses without striking alliance with non-Left entities at national level.
The Communist Party of India-Marxist's on-going Congress has saluted 104 "martyrs" who sacrificed their lives in West Bengal and has alleged that subversion of democracy and democratic rights is widespread the state.
The CPI(M) Thursday demanded reservation for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in private sector jobs and resolved to run a campaign to bring pressure on the Centre to bring a legislation to help people of these communities, hit hard due to neo-liberal economic policies.
Accusing Trinamool Congress of unleashing "a reign of terror" ahead of the civic polls, former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya Thursday called for united resistance against TMC in order to ensure free and fair elections.
The CPI(M) has abandoned the idea of formulating a third alternative (non-Congress and non-BJP) at the central level given the political situation in the country, the party's outgoing General Secretary Prakash Karat said.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) will be holding its 21st national conference here on Tuesday wherein the party will discuss present political situation and strategies for strengthening its base across the country.
CPI(M) on Wednesday demanded a judicial inquiry into the killing of 20 people during a police operation against Red Sanders smugglers in Andhra Pradesh, alleging that "ordinary workers" have become the target of "police brutality" and demanded compensation for their kin.
Accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress of letting loose a reign of terror in Bengal before the municipal polls, CPI(M) state secretary Surya Kanta Mishra today alleged the State Election Commissioner (SEC) was not acting impartially to ensure free and fair polls.