Prakash Karat

CP(M) expels Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee for 'anti-party' activities; feud deepens between Yechury, Karat camps

CP(M) expels Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee for 'anti-party' activities; feud deepens between Yechury, Karat camps

Banerjee's expulsion from the party points towards a deepening feud between the Sitaram Yechury camp and the Prakash Karat camps

Sep 14, 2017, 11:02 AM IST

CIC reconstitutes bench to hear complaints against political parties

CIC has constituted a larger bench to hear complaints against six national political parties not adhering to the CIC order bringing them within the ambit of the RTI Act.

Aug 02, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
NDA to announce presidential candidate by June 20: Sources

NDA to announce presidential candidate by June 20: Sources

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA is likely to announce its candidate for the upcoming presidential elections on June 20, said an ANI report. 

Jun 16, 2017, 20:57 PM IST
Gen Bipin Rawat has let down high professional standards of Army: CPI(M) mouthpiece People's Democracy

Gen Bipin Rawat has let down high professional standards of Army: CPI(M) mouthpiece People's Democracy

"The Army Chief is reflecting the views of the Modi government which seeks to suppress the people of Kashmir."

Jun 06, 2017, 12:34 PM IST
Tamil Nadu govt announces inquiry commission to look into violence during pro-Jallikattu protests

Tamil Nadu govt announces inquiry commission to look into violence during pro-Jallikattu protests

The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced the setting up of an inquiry commission to look into the incidents of violence during the pro-Jallikattu protests across the state.

Jan 31, 2017, 12:57 PM IST

Jallikattu: Independent probe into police attack on protesters needed, says Prakash Karat

The state-wide Jallikattu protests, predominantly by students, ended on January 23 after the Tamil Nadu assembly passed a bill replacing the Ordinance for conduct of the bull taming sport. 

Jan 26, 2017, 19:16 PM IST
 Kerala govt to amend law to give Achutanandan key post

Kerala govt to amend law to give Achutanandan key post

Amid reports that Marxist veteran V S Achutanandan is set to be appointed Chairman of Kerala Administrative Reforms Commission.

Jul 04, 2016, 18:38 PM IST
Pinarayi Vijayan – from son of toddy tapper to Kerala CM

Pinarayi Vijayan – from son of toddy tapper to Kerala CM

Unlike Achuthanandan, who is a mass leader and a brand name in Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, a polit bureau member, is seen as a man in sync with party dynamics.

May 20, 2016, 17:13 PM IST
Pinarayi Vijayan to be next Kerala CM; VS Achuthanandan leaves meeting midway

Pinarayi Vijayan to be next Kerala CM; VS Achuthanandan leaves meeting midway

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) will on Friday announce politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan as Kerala's 22nd chief minister.

May 20, 2016, 12:42 PM IST

Prakash Karat's morphed picture row: BJP to move Calcutta HC against police inaction

BJP is likely to move court over Prakash Karat's morphed picture row.

May 11, 2016, 16:55 PM IST

Morphed pic row: Prakash Karat files complaint against Derek O'Brien

 Former CPM general secretary Prakash Karat on Sunday filed a complaint against Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O`Brien for showing a "morphed" picture which showed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh offering sweet to the senior CPI(M) leader.

Apr 24, 2016, 13:48 PM IST

GST Bill shouldn't be passed in hurry, says CPI-M's Karat

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Prakash Karat on Wednesday demanded that all details of the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill should be scrutinised and no attempt must be made by the ruling dispensation to get it passed in parliament in a hurry.

Aug 12, 2015, 12:11 PM IST

BJP govt no different from UPA regime: Prakash Karat

Former CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat has lashed out at the BJP government at the Centre, saying it was no different from the previous UPA regime in "indulging in corruption."

Jul 23, 2015, 13:15 PM IST

No option for govt except to withdraw land bill: Karat

Former CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Wednesday said that the Centre has no other option but to withdraw the Land Acquisition Bill, as there were large scale protests against it across the board.

Jul 22, 2015, 23:58 PM IST

No option for govt except to withdraw Land Bill: Prakash Karat

Former CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Wednesday said that the Centre has no other option but to withdraw the Land Acquisition Bill, as there were large scale protests against it across the board.

Jul 22, 2015, 22:41 PM IST

Mix of neo-liberal market and Hindutva is dangerous, says Left

Expressing concern that threat of authoritarianism in "other forms than Emergency" looms large over country's democratic system, Left parties on Thursday called for drawing correct lessons from Emergency to fight against present "creeping authoritarianism".

Jun 25, 2015, 18:45 PM IST

Karat likely to take over as editor of People's Daily

Former CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat is likely to take up the role as editor of party mouthpiece People's Democracy (PD).

Jun 07, 2015, 17:37 PM IST

Left unity first priority, says Prakash Karat

With both Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad rooting for broad secular unity to defeat BJP in Bihar Assembly polls, senior CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat on Saturday said his party's immediate priority was to work for "unity" of Left parties.

May 30, 2015, 16:28 PM IST
Shiv Sena calls Yechury 'captain of sinking ship'

Shiv Sena calls Yechury 'captain of sinking ship'

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.

Apr 21, 2015, 12:40 PM IST

Chandrasekhar Rao congratulates Yechury on appointment as CPM chief

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday congratulated Sitaram Yechury, who succeeded Prakash Karat as party chief, on his election as General Secretary of CPI(M).

Apr 20, 2015, 14:33 PM IST