The CPI-M on Sunday accused West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress of having reduced the elections to 91 civic bodies in the state to a "mockery or democracy", and urged the Election Commission to review the situation and make adequate arrangements when Assembly polls are held next year.
In a rare gesture, Rajya Sabha today bade farewell to three of its retired members including CPI(M)'s P Rajeeve in absentia, with leaders cutting across party lines wanting his party or the government to get him back to the House.
Leaders of communist outfits on Sunday welcomed CPI(M) Rajya Sabha Parliamentarian Sitaram Yechury's election as his party's General Secretary, hoping the move will help strengthen the Left movement in the country.
Despite the recent bickerings in the ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), it is likely to be a smooth sailing for two of its candidates in the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha from the state on Monday.
Amid opposition parties' allegations of terror and violence by the ruling Trinamool Congress, around 60 per cent voters on Saturday cast their ballots in the election to the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation, billed as the "semifinal" before next year's Assembly poll.
Facing opposition flak for supporting Centre's controversial Land bill in the Lok Sabha, ruling AIADMK on Sunday denied that the legislation was against the welfare of people and insisted that party chief Jayalalithaa will not back any move which is inimical to people's interests.
The Congress has chosen to support candidates who are over 70 years for the Rajya Sabha elections from Kerala, a move which as left younger party workers unhappy, whereas the CPI-M has supported young blood.
Seeking to make farming sectors in Jammu and Kashmir remunerative, the CPI-M on Thursday called for diversification of agriculture and horticulture on modern lines to boost rural economy and productivity in the state.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's convoy was on Monday blocked here by angry protestors for nearly an hour demanding immediate arrest of culprits in the gangrape of the nun of a convent school in Nadia district.
CPI(M) on Monday demanded a statement from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying it was an attempt by her to save her party from the clutches of CBI in Saradha scam.
CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the BJP`s defeat in the recent Delhi assembly polls and the government`s failure to secure passage for the motion of thanks to the president for his address to parliament without amendments.
The CPI-M which witnessed a steep decline as a political force in West Bengal after a string of reverses in national and local polls, on Sunday admitted to committing mistakes in the past, but claimed that it had rectified them.
Taking a swipe at the new PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress on Sunday said Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed should be "careful" about BJP's conversion agenda while National Conference wondered how ministers of the saffron party, whose idealogue had opposed the state's Constitution, now owed allegiance to it.