A reigning Bengali film idol is counting on his stardom to make a mark on the political stage on his poll debut as a TMC candidate from this Left bastion where the decision by sitting MP and CPI veteran Gurudas Dasgupta to not defend his seat has added a twist to the plot.
In his sharpest attack on critics of the gas price hike decision, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Thursday accused CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta and his "accomplices" in the petroleum ministry of carrying out a malicious campaign for vested interests.
CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta Wednesday accused Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily of "openly defying" Election Commission directive and Cabinet decision by allegedly ordering notification of doubling of gas prices with retrospective effect to benefit Reliance.
Delhi government`s decision to order filing of an FIR against Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily, former minister Murli Deora and RIL chief Mukesh Ambani for alleged collusion to hike the prices of natural gas has invited sharp criticism from Samajwadi Party even as CPI`s Gurudas Dasgupta welcomed the move.
After BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the Third Front idea would make India a `third-rate` country, leader of the CPI Gurudas Dasgupta slammed his remark and called him a cheap politician.
CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Saturday sought a discussion in Parliament on the report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the pricing of telecom licences and spectrum, saying it was "never placed" for a debate but just voted out.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Monday said crime and criminality will run riot in the country and corruption will continue if investigating agencies have no independence.
Communist Party of India ( CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Friday said President Pranab Mukherjee could have cautioned the government rather than attempting to get public support and appreciation over his remark that `state-sponsored terrorism (from or by Pakistan) cannot be accepted`.
CPI on Saturday lambasted the chairman of the JPC on 2G scam, PC Chacko, for presenting a report giving clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram, saying both were "morally and legally" responsible for the enormous losses caused to the exchequer.