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".
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
CPI MP D Raja on Thursday shared the concerns expressed by BJP patriarch L K Advani's over the possibility of an Emergency in India saying the Modi government was undermining Parliament and other institutions.
CPI on Thursday termed former Delhi Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar's arrest in the alleged fake degree case as a "conspiracy" by the Centre to "overlord" Arvind Kejriwal-led elected government and also sought similar action against Union minister Smriti Irani.
CPI leader D. Raja on Wednesday took a dig at the BJP-led central government and BJD-led Odisha government, alleging they had a tacit understanding to slow down the CBI probe into chit fund scam in the state.