Ex-DCW chief Barkha Shukla calls for ban on condom ad featuring Sunny Leone

 Former chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women Barkha Shukla Singh on Thursday condemned the advertisement of condom featuring Sunny Leone saying it serves "immorality and bad practices" to the people and urged government to immediately withdraw the commercial from TV.

'Porn star' Sunny Leone's vulgar condom advt is no art: Atul Anjan
'Porn star' Sunny Leone's vulgar condom advt is no art: Atul Anjan

Facing flak for allegedly saying that condom advertisements by Sunny Leone promote rapes in the country, senior CPI leader Atul Kumar Anjan, Thursday, said that he was not against propagation of family planning methods but was only speaking against the vulgar advertisement featuring the porn star turned Bollywood actress.

Watch: Is Sunny Leone's condom ad the reason behind rapes in India?
Watch: Is Sunny Leone's condom ad the reason behind rapes in India?

There is no dearth of sexist remarks made by political class in India every other day. A new addition to this category is an inane comment by senior CPI leader Atul Anjan who believes that the reason for rise in rape cases in the country is repeated telecast of actress Sunny Leone's condom advertisement.

CPI says Patel leaders remarks attack principle of reservation

 The CPI on Friday said the remarks made by Patel leaders that their community be given OBC status or quotas offered to others be cancelled, attacks the principle of reservation and can lead to war between castes.

Will expose BJP, AIMIM in Bihar: CPI

Stating that Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM contesting the upcoming Bihar polls would lead to communal polarisation benefitting BJP, CPI day said the Left Front will expose the "game" being played by the two parties.

CPI(M), CPI condoles death of President's wife

Leaders of Left parties on Tuesday condoled the death of First Lady Suvra Mukherjee.

Left parties to launch campaign against BJP

Left parties will launch a campaign against the BJP from poll-bound Bihar next month to expose the party on various issues including alleged corruption.

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.