Slamming the Congress-led UDF Government for steep hike in taxes and service fees, CPI(M) in Kerala on Thursday threatened to unleash a massive agitation and urged the people to desist from paying the increase including the new rates of water charges.
With the CPI(M) failing to make a mark in the Assembly by-elections and losing its deposit in one of the seats, the party on Tuesday termed the result as disastrous and said it needs to introspect the causes behind the defeat.
In a barbed comment at CPI(M) in the backdrop of the recent murder of an RSS activist here, a senior CPI leader on Tuesday said his party would not justify political murders and the issue would be raised in the state committee of the LDF.
Accusing opposition BJP, CPI(M), and Congress of spreading canards against the Trinamool Congress (TMC) regime in West Bengal, TMC leader and state minister Partha Chatterjee today accused BJP of trying to influence the polls.
Expressing concern over the havoc caused by heavy floods in Jammu and Kashmir, CPI(M) on Friday asked the Centre to rush relief to the affected areas and assure compensation for the losses suffered by the people.
CPI(M)-led LDF opposition in Kerala on Monday took pot shots at Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over certain adverse observations made by the Supreme Court in connection with the two-decade old palmolein oil import corruption case.
As it looks to reach out to Dalits in Kerala, BJP will have Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading those efforts next week when he takes part in the 152nd birth anniversary celebrations of Dalit icon Ayyankali.
CPI(M)-led LDF Opposition will be organising demonstrations at district headquarters in Kerala, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the wake of an adverse court order in a case pertaining to alleged corruption in implementation of an effluent treatment plant at a public sector company.
The Left parties, including major partner CPI(M), on Saturday ruled out the possibility of joining hands with Trinamool Congress to counter BJP, a day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that no one was "untouchable" in politics including the communists.
With Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla stoking a controversy by reportedly calling all Indians "Hindus", CPI(M) on Friday accused the RSS-BJP of "distorting" history to serve their ideological and political ends.
CPI(M) Politburo member Brinda Karat on Thursday said chances were bright in the on going CBI probe into the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam that names of more Trinamool Congress leaders and some of its MPs and MLAs will pop up.
CPI(M) on Tuesday criticised the government for calling off the Indo-Pak talks after Kashmiri separatists met Pakistan High Commissioner, saying the decision was "inexplicable" as these meetings could be held only after the authorities permitted them.
CPI(M) Tuesday attacked the BJP-led government for announcing the winding up of the Planning Commission without any discussion in Parliament and said this "arbitrary move" would only facilitate private capital profit maximisation at the cost of welfare programmes.
Left parties were on Friday critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s maiden Independence Day speech with CPI(M) questioning the announcement that the government will abolish the Planning Commission while CPI charged that he failed to talk about empowering people.