Sitaram Yechury is a two-time Rajya Sabha MP. His current tenure will end in August.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury was roughed up by a young man at a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday.
CPM slams Bipin Rawat's defence on Kashmir: Left party doesn't realise consequences of armed forces defying civilian govt
Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has found an unlikely adversary in former general secretary of CPM Prakash Karat.
Senior BJP leader and Union minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday slammed former CPM general secretary Prakash Karat for "finding faults" with the Indian Army and "sympathising" with Kashmiri stone-pelters.
The CPM has criticised army chief Bipin Rawat for defending the use of a "human shield" in Kashmir, saying his comments reflected the views of the Modi government, which seeks to "suppress" the people there.
Ramjas College clash was just a spark since students across Delhi have been waging small and big battles for months now be it against the changed rules for UGC fellowships, discriminatory hostel rules for women or the JNU incident in 2016
It’s Karat’s way of hitting back at Yechury’s decision that led to the CPI(M) and the Congress contesting the West Bengal assembly elections together.
At look at some prominent JNUSU office bearers of the recent past and what they are doing today.
Likening the Una assault to the lynching of 5 Dalit men Haryana in 2012, Karat said attacks on Muslims and Dalits engaged in leather trade are on the rise
The chaotic scenes that dominated the CPM's three-day Central Committee meeting in New Delhi, however, saw neither democracy nor centralism, rather a Bollywood style fight sequence between the Sitaram Yechury and Prakash Karat camps
In the week since Pinarayi Vijayan of the Left Democratic Front took over as the Chief Minister of Kerala, he has made all the ‘right’ noises.
For far too long, the CPM's top crust has crushed all grassroot concerns with iron hand in the name of 'democratic centralism'. There have been clarion calls for 'inner-party democracy' in plenums after plenums. Party leaders who are still in touch with ground reality have accused the theorizing apparatchiks in Delhi of running a 'rule of fear' and have issued repeated warnings that party structure will crumble if the leadership doesn't listen to feedback from the grassroots.
For now, the truce that was enforced between the warring leaders during the election run-up in the mutual interest of both, still continues.
With the dismal performance, it is CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury who is clearly in the line of fire.
The new chief minister of Kerala will be decided on Friday, CPM leader Prakash Karat said on Thursday after the Left returned to power in the state.
Was CPM right in aligning with Congress? Electoral fight in Bengal a litmus test for Karat and Yechury
Their contrasting lines have been the driver of internal politics in the CPM. Since the party dominates the Left Front, their rivalry, springing as much from their contrasting lines as from their personalities, has influenced the Front as well.
CPM on Monday sought the intervention of a parliamentary panel into the issues of use of a morphed picture showing Home Minister Rajnath Singh offering sweets to former party chief Prakash Karat and bribery charges against a Trinammol Congress Rajya Sabha MP as allegedly brought out by a sting operation.
In the Kerala polls, the stakes are clearly the highest for the CPM. A defeat for the CPM would mean that the party would be left to rule only Tripura
Hammer and sickle uncrossed? With crucial Assembly polls on horizon, Indian Left has an identity crisis
On the eve of elections to five state Assemblies including Kerala and West Bengal, the Left is now in an identity crisis and has subjected itself to two opposing pulls from within on the question of an alliance with the Congress
Since Modi has come to power universities are under siege: CPM's Prakash Karat slams BJP's ideological hegemony
CPM on Monday attacked the Narendra Modi Government alleging that it "directed the crisis" at JNU and was attempting to impose ideological hegemony on varsities in the country.