Demand for withdrawal of land bill grows

Farmers and activists on Thursday demanded withdrawal of the NDA government's Land Acquisition law even as members of a parliamentary panel looking into the vexed legislation asked them to press Members of Parliament for support.

Farmers' outfits to hold 'first actual public hearing' on Land Bill

 The farmers' wing of CPI(M) along with other such outfits will next week hold the "first actual public hearing" on the contentious land acquisition Bill, which is also expected to be attended by some of the members of the joint parliamentary panel examining the legislation.

Seven years after expulsion, Somnath Chatterjee likely to be back in CPI(M)

Seven years after his expulsion, veteran Marxist and former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee is likely to be reinducted into the CPI(M) shortly.

Probe Vyapam instead of harassing Teesta, says CPI(M)

CPI(M) today said CBI's raid on Teesta Setalvad's premises was the "most shocking instance of misuse" of government machinery and was in stark contrast to the way the government was protecting accused in Vyapam and other scams involving BJP.

J&K Congress, CPI(M) welcome Modi-Sharif meet

 Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Friday welcomed the meeting of Prime Ministers of Indian and Pakistan, saying the party would support any move that would lead to complete peace on the borders and between the two countries.

Yechuri indicates CPI(M) may take back Somnath Chatterjee

CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri on Wednesday indicated that former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee will be reinducted into the party from which he was expelled seven years ago, as the two leaders shared a dais here.

Case registered against Tripura CPI(M) MLA for false affidavit

A case has been registered against Keshab Debbarma, an MLA of the ruling CPI(M) from Golaghati constituency in Tripura, for allegedly submitting false affidavits regarding his educational qualification.

CPI(M) asks Centre to make public caste break-up

Joining the chorus, CPI(M) Tuesday appealed the government to "immediately" release the caste breakup enumerated under the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011, saying it will help frame policies for affirmative action.

Make contents of Indo-US defence pact public: Yechury

CPI(M) on Sunday demanded that the contents of the ten-year India-US defence framework agreement, signed last month, be made public.

CPI(M) opposes 'trifurcation' of J&K, bats for more autonomy

CPI(M) on Thursday opposed to the "trifurcation" of Jammu and Kashmir on religious and regional lines but advocated "greater autonomy" for the state and "regional autonomy" to its all three regions.

CPI(M) Tapas Chatterjee leader joins TMC

 CPI(M) leader Tapas Chatterjee on Wednesday joined Trinamool Congress and was expelled minutes after from the Left party, with which he was having a strained relationship soon after.

Minister who has committed impropriety cannot continue in office: CPI (M)

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Wednesday said that a minister who has committed impropriety cannot continue in office, calling for External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to step down in light of the Lalitgate scandal.

Kerala bypoll: Record 77.35 per cent voters exercise franchise

An estimated 77.35 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the Aruvikkara Assembly seat bypoll, which saw ruling Congress-led UDF and opposition CPI(M)-headed LDF locked in a fierce battle.

Can cooperate with Congress on issues but no alliance: Yechury
Can cooperate with Congress on issues but no alliance: Yechury

The CPI(M) is ready for issue-based cooperation with Congress but ruled out any alliance outside Parliament saying it will have "nothing to do" with a party which still follows neo-liberal policies.

Can cooperate with Congress on issues but no alliance: Sitaram Yechury
Can cooperate with Congress on issues but no alliance: Sitaram Yechury

The CPI(M) is ready for issue-based cooperation with Congress but ruled out any alliance outside Parliament saying it will have "nothing to do" with a party which still follows neo-liberal policies.

Lalit Modi issue: Left demands resignation of Swaraj, Raje

 Left parties on Thursday demanded the resignation of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje after a document, purportedly carrying her signature, backing Lalit Modi's immigration application in the UK surfaced.

No question of alliance with Congress: Yechury

Scotching speculations of going with the Congress in its fight against TMC in Bengal, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury Monday said the party will follow the resolutions adopted in the last Party Congress of not aligning or joining any front with the Congress.

Kerala Congress leader Sivaraman quits party, may return to CPI(M)

Protesting against "corrupt" governance of the ruling UDF, Congress leader Sivaraman Monday resigned from the primary membership of the party and expressed desire to return to the Left fold.

Will consider rejoining CPI-M if approached properly, says Somnath Chatterjee

Former Lok Sabha Speaker and CPI(M) veteran Somnath Chatterjee, who was expelled from the party in 2008, on Tuesday said he would consider rejoining the party if "approached properly."

CPI(M) demands inquiry into Lalit Modi row

Terming External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's assistance to Indian fugitive Lalit Modi in getting British travel documents as "completely unacceptable", CPI(M) today demanded though enquiry into the matter.