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CPI asks CPM to 'think again' on ruling out alliance with Congress, says Left should unite anti-BJP forces
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CPI asks CPM to 'think again' on ruling out alliance with Congress, says Left should unite anti-BJP forces

CPI, an ally in the ruling Left government in Kerala, on Monday said the Left should take the initiative in uniting all those opposed to the right-wing BJP after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan ruled out an alliance with the Congress

CPM leader Prakash Karat plays down differences with Sitaram Yechury, accuses media of false reporting
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CPM leader Prakash Karat plays down differences with Sitaram Yechury, accuses media of false reporting

Senior CPM leader Prakash Karat played down differences with Sitaram Yechury over the issue of having an understanding with the Congress

Sitaram Yechury says he did offer to resign, adds 'other reports' denying it are untrue
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Sitaram Yechury says he did offer to resign, adds 'other reports' denying it are untrue

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday stuck to his earlier admission that he did offer his resignation in the party's recent Central Committee meet, adding reports stating otherwise were completely untrue.

Sitaram Yechury sidelined at CPM central committee meet: How Prakash Karat is pushing party towards oblivion
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Sitaram Yechury sidelined at CPM central committee meet: How Prakash Karat is pushing party towards oblivion

It seems Karat and his friends who support his blind visceral opposition to the Congress are hellbent on driving the CPM into oblivion

West Bengal Congress disappointed over CPM's decision, says together they could have opposed BJP and TMC
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West Bengal Congress disappointed over CPM's decision, says together they could have opposed BJP and TMC

The CPM and the Congress together could have been a strong alternative to the BJP and the TMC, West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury said on Monday, a day after the left party decided not to ally with the Rahul Gandhi-led party.

CPI general secretary Sudhakar Reddy says party yet to decide on tie-up with Congress, will discuss with CPM
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CPI general secretary Sudhakar Reddy says party yet to decide on tie-up with Congress, will discuss with CPM

CPI said that it has not taken a decision on an electoral alliance with the Congress, a day after the CPM ruled out a tie-up with the Rahul Gandhi-led party.

CPM not allying with Congress may spell victory for Pinarayi Vijayan but could prove wrong for party
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CPM not allying with Congress may spell victory for Pinarayi Vijayan but could prove wrong for party

The draft political resolution adopted by the central committee (CC) of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) ruling out an alliance with the Congress is being widely seen in Kerala as a personal victory for Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

CPM says 'no' to Congress alliance: Prakash Karat then, Sitaram Yechury now; Left leadership remains clueless
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CPM says 'no' to Congress alliance: Prakash Karat then, Sitaram Yechury now; Left leadership remains clueless

During his Rajya Sabha tenure, Yechury developed a cosy relationship with the Congress and was often seen as a "Congress apologist". On the theoretical plane, he could justify his proximity to the Congress leadership as siding with the “lesser evil” to checkmate the “bigger evil of communalism” – in the form of emergence of Narendra Modi.

2019 Lok Sabha polls: CPM decides against alliance with Congress as Prakash Karat wins out over Sitaram Yechury
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2019 Lok Sabha polls: CPM decides against alliance with Congress as Prakash Karat wins out over Sitaram Yechury

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) decided to have no alliance with the Congress in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the party's central committee passed a resolution to this effect on Sunday in Kolkata.

CPM playing 'spoilsport' in efforts to form secular front against BJP, says Kerala Congress chief
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CPM playing 'spoilsport' in efforts to form secular front against BJP, says Kerala Congress chief

The Congress in Kerala on Saturday slammed the CPM for "playing spoilsport" in the effort to form a secular front to fight the BJP

Ahead of CPM state conference, Pinarayi Vijayan tightens iron grip on party
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Ahead of CPM state conference, Pinarayi Vijayan tightens iron grip on party

With the party's West Bengal unit losing its sheen, it's going to be an added bonus for Vijayan, whose relationship with CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri is not all that warm.

Prakash Karat attacks Congress on Babri Masjid issue, calls secularism of party 'weak'
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Prakash Karat attacks Congress on Babri Masjid issue, calls secularism of party 'weak'

In an apparent reference to the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992, senior CPM leader Prakash Karat on Sunday claimed the then PV Narasimha Rao government had decided against stopping the vandalism.

JNU cancels talks by Subramanian Swamy and Prakash Karat on Ram Mandir to maintain communal harmony
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JNU cancels talks by Subramanian Swamy and Prakash Karat on Ram Mandir to maintain communal harmony

After coming under fire for cancelling a talk by Subramanian Swamy on the Ram Mandir issue while allowing one by Prakash Karat, JNU has cancelled both the events.

Sitaram Yechury says CPM will give suitable answer if BJP, RSS do not stop political violence in Kerala
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Sitaram Yechury says CPM will give suitable answer if BJP, RSS do not stop political violence in Kerala

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said the Left party was capable of giving a suitable answer if the BJP and RSS did not stop political violence.

Police uses water cannons to disperse BJP workers at Jan Raksha Yatra in Delhi; CPM takes out counter march
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Police uses water cannons to disperse BJP workers at Jan Raksha Yatra in Delhi; CPM takes out counter march

Delhi Police used water cannons on Monday to disperse crowds at a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally in New Delhi

Rohingya crisis: CPM general secretary Prakash Karat questions Centre's stand on migrants being security threat
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Rohingya crisis: CPM general secretary Prakash Karat questions Centre's stand on migrants being security threat

The CPM Thursday questioned the government's stand that the Rohingya were a security threat to India, saying there have been no complaints about them being involved in any terror or criminal activity in the country

AIADMK merger: CPM leader Prakash Karat calls alliance 'opportunistic', alleges BJP's role in it
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AIADMK merger: CPM leader Prakash Karat calls alliance 'opportunistic', alleges BJP's role in it

CPM politburo member Prakash Karat on Monday termed the merger of AIADMK factions as opportunistic and alleged that the BJP was behind it.

Rajya Sabha polls: CPM's 'great decline' seems at hand as Left fails to nominate lone candidate from West Bengal
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Rajya Sabha polls: CPM's 'great decline' seems at hand as Left fails to nominate lone candidate from West Bengal

If the latest count of MLAs and MPs is any indication, the CPM's footprint is receding not just in West Bengal, that was once considered its strongest bastion, but also in Parliament

Using human shields by army not a norm unless situation demands: Bipin Rawat
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Using human shields by army not a norm unless situation demands: Bipin Rawat

Undeterred by criticism from politicians and commentators, Indian Army Chief general Bipin Rawat says use of human shield by the Indian Army is not a norm but individual officers are entitled to decide the tactic depending on circumstances.