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CPI leader Raja moves resolution for abolition of death penalty

As a debate rages over the hanging of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, the Rajya Sabha on Friday admitted CPI leader D Raja`s private member`s resolution to abolish the death sentence in the country.

CPI protests SC rejection of Memon's plea

CPI on Wednesday protested the Supreme Court's decision to dismiss Bombay blasts case convict Yakub Memon's plea against his execution tomorrow, saying the time has come to reconsider all laws to abolish death penalty.

No truck with Nitish-led secular alliance for Bihar polls: CPI

The six-party Left alliance would have no 'truck' with the Nitish Kumar-led secular alliance in the forthcoming Bihar Assembly poll and would release a common manifesto on September seven, the CPI on Tuesday said.

Left parties to contest all 243 Bihar assembly seats

Left parties would contest on their own all 243 assembly seats in the coming Bihar assembly polls, a CPI-ML leader said on Friday.

Interlinking of rivers: Tamil Nadu CM should seek support of parties, says CPI

CPI Tuesday welcomed the Tamil Nadu government's request seeking immediate commencement of work on interlinking of rivers and said the Chief Minister should seek support of other political parties as they would back it.

'Loans taken by poor from NABARD should be waived'

 CPI on Monday demanded that loans taken by poor people from NABARD for construction of homes be waived as done for development works given by the bank to the state government.

Vyapam scam: CPI demands removal of MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav

 Expressing satisfaction over Supreme Court's order transferring probe into the Vyapam scam to CBI, the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Thursday demanded "immediate" removal of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav in this connection.

Delhi's statehood issued need to discussed in parliament: CPI

 Referring to AAP's demand for a referendum on the issue of statehood for Delhi, the CPI on Monday said it is a larger political issue which needs to be discussed on the floor of House.

Kerala CM terms MLA's action as 'cheap political stunt'

 Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday said strict action would be taken against those trying to prevent government officials from discharging official duties.

CPI alleges malpractice in TN bypolls; demands EC enquiry

 Alleging "large-scale booth capturing" and "rigging" by the J Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK during the recent bye-election to R K Nagar Assembly segment in Chennai, CPI today demanded that Election Commission conduct an enquiry into the matter "without further delay".

CPI criticises beef ban, says BJP will suffer in Bihar polls

CPI on Thursday criticised the recent ban imposed by the BJP governments in Maharashtra and Haryana on beef saying "they have no business to enter into kitchen."

CPI seeks removal of Swaraj and Raje, action against Smriti Irani

Hitting out at the Modi government for "failing" to provide a corruption and scam free regime, Communist Party of India (CPI) on Wednesday sought removal of Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for their alleged links with tainted former IPL chief Lalit Modi.

DMK dubs RK Nagar bypoll a "farce"; CPI seeks probe

DMK on Tuesday termed as a "farce", the RK Nagar bypoll, from where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa won by a huge margin, while CPI demanded a probe into the conduct of byelection here and appropriate action by the Election Commission.

Need for strong Left at national level: CPI

Describing the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls as "crucial", CPI today said there was a need to defeat BJP in the forthcoming polls and also emphasized on the "reunification of the communist movement" in the wake of assembly polls due in several states next year.

Jayalalithaa wins big in RK Nagar by-poll, defeats CPI's Mahendran by over 1.5 lakh votes
Jayalalithaa wins big in RK Nagar by-poll, defeats CPI's Mahendran by over 1.5 lakh votes

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa trounced her nearest rival and CPI candidate C Mahendran with a huge margin of over 1.5 lakh votes as the results for Radha Krishnan Nagar assembly seat by-election was declared on Tuesday.

CPI national council to discuss Bihar polls

The upcoming Bihar elections will be one of the key issues which the CPI national council will discuss during its three-day meet beginning Tuesday.

After Singh's remark, CPI asks PM to break his silence

CPI on Tuesday latched on to a BJP MP's criticism over the help offered by top party leaders to former IPL boss Lalit Modi and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence and "own up" responsibility for the conduct of his ministers.

One Maoist killed in Vizag

 A Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire between the ultras and security forces in Gorapakala village of the district today, police said.

Murli Manohar Joshi meets Sushma Swaraj

With the opposition launching a fresh offensive seeking her resignation over 'Lalitgate', External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj received support from veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi who met her on Thursday night at her residence here.

Rajnath Singh meets PM Modi as 'Lalitgate' rages on
Rajnath Singh meets PM Modi as 'Lalitgate' rages on

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is believed to have discussed about the fallout of the raging controversy over help provided to Lalit Modi by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.