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Communist Party of India General Secretary Sitaram Yechury addresses the gathering during Brigade rally, organised by the Left Front, Indian National Congress and Indian Secular Front (ISF) in February. (Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

‘Objective in Bengal polls is to defeat the BJP’: Sitaram Yechury

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 04:17 AM IST
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury is convinced that his party will better its performance in all four states going to the polls
CPI leader Sitaram Yechury addresses media on the occasion of fifty years celebration of the party's newspaper 'Ganashakti' in Kolkata on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
CPI leader Sitaram Yechury addresses media on the occasion of fifty years celebration of the party's newspaper 'Ganashakti' in Kolkata on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

CPI(M) to seek rescheduling of parliament budget session due to assembly polls

PTI | , Coimbatore
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 05:38 PM IST
Since majority of the states such as Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala and Assam have more opposition MPs, they may find it difficult to campaign in these states, where polls are scheduled to held from March 27 to April 6.
Sitaram Yechury termed the ongoing political tussle between the TMC and the BJP as a "mock fight". (ANI Photo)
Sitaram Yechury termed the ongoing political tussle between the TMC and the BJP as a "mock fight". (ANI Photo)

Mamata to join hands with BJP again in case of hung assembly in Bengal: Yechury

PTI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:51 PM IST
The CPI(M) general secretary asserted that West Bengal is headed for a triangular fight in the coming assembly polls.
"This government's disconnect with millions of Indians for whom the Railways are their economic lifeline & sole connect with the rest of India is complete." said Sitaram Yechury (ANI Photo)
"This government's disconnect with millions of Indians for whom the Railways are their economic lifeline & sole connect with the rest of India is complete." said Sitaram Yechury (ANI Photo)

Sitaram Yechury hits out at government over rise in short distance train fares

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 06:11 PM IST
Yechury hits out at government over rise in fares of short distance trains
Chaotic scenes were witnessed at ITO, where hundreds of protesters could be seen chasing police personnel with sticks(Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)
Chaotic scenes were witnessed at ITO, where hundreds of protesters could be seen chasing police personnel with sticks(Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

CPI(M) hits out at Centre for tractor rally

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:30 PM IST
"Tear gassing & lathicharging Kisans is unacceptable. Why, after the Delhi Police & Samyukt Kisan Morcha agreement? Why is the government provoking a confrontation. They must allow the peaceful, agreed tractor parade to continue," CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said in a tweet.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury has ruled out any alliance with the Trinamool Congress for the West Bengal assembly election.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury has ruled out any alliance with the Trinamool Congress for the West Bengal assembly election.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Bengal politics made bipolar by TMC, BJP; issues ignored: Sitaram Yechury

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:36 PM IST
Communist Party of India (Marxists) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said that the BJP and the TMC have created a bipolar atmosphere ahead of the assembly election because it suits them.
People casting their votes through postal ballot.(Representational photo/PTI)
People casting their votes through postal ballot.(Representational photo/PTI)

No postal ballot pilot planned for non-Gulf NRIs: Election Commission

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 03:42 PM IST
The commission added that the logistics of the same are being worked out in consultation with the ministry of external affairs
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Left-wing party leaders D Raja and Sitaram Yechury, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and others address media after a delegation of Opposition leaders met President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan and presented a memorandum regarding farmers' issue.(PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Left-wing party leaders D Raja and Sitaram Yechury, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and others address media after a delegation of Opposition leaders met President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan and presented a memorandum regarding farmers' issue.(PTI)

Opposition leaders meet President Kovind, ask for repeal of farm laws

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 11:59 PM IST
The meeting came a day after a Bharat Bandh called by farmers’ unions in protest against these laws. Thousands of farmers are currently protesting at Delhi’s borders after they were denied entry into the Capital.
A delegation of Opposition leaders comprising Sharad Pawar, Rahul Gandhi, D Raja, Sitaram Yechury, and TKS Elangovan called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan and presented a memorandum.(PTI)
A delegation of Opposition leaders comprising Sharad Pawar, Rahul Gandhi, D Raja, Sitaram Yechury, and TKS Elangovan called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan and presented a memorandum.(PTI)

Opposition leaders meet President, seek repeal of farm laws

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 08:28 PM IST
The delegation of opposition parties alleged that the government had “insulted” the farmers by getting these passed in Parliament in an “undemocratic” manner without any discussion and consultations.
Opposition leaders Rahul Gandhi, D Raja, Sitaram Yechuri, Sharad Pawar and TKS Elangovan address the media after meeting President Ram Nath Kovind over new farm laws at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
Opposition leaders Rahul Gandhi, D Raja, Sitaram Yechuri, Sharad Pawar and TKS Elangovan address the media after meeting President Ram Nath Kovind over new farm laws at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

As protests intensify, opposition leaders meet President Ram Nath Kovind, demand repeal of farm laws

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 07:17 PM IST
“We informed the President that it is absolutely critical that these anti-farmer laws are taken back,” Rahul Gandhi told meadipersons after the meeting.
There are 12.6 million non-resident Indians (NRIs), those holding an Indian passport but ordinarily residing outside the country, spread across more than 200 nations, according to the government.(PTI)
There are 12.6 million non-resident Indians (NRIs), those holding an Indian passport but ordinarily residing outside the country, spread across more than 200 nations, according to the government.(PTI)

‘Can be sold for profit’: Sitaram Yechury warns on postal ballots for NRIs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 09:52 AM IST
The Election Commission of India on 27 November wrote to the Law Ministry to extend the postal ballot facility to overseas electors for the upcoming polls. The amendments, if approved, will have far reaching ramifications as they will not require the nod of Parliament.
Union Education Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ (ANI file)
Union Education Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ (ANI file)

NEP does not dilute reservation policy in educational institutions: Union Education Minister

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 08:31 PM IST
The minister asserted that successful ongoing programmes and policies will continue with new efforts to bring educational inclusion of SCs, STs, OBCs, divyang and other socio-economic disadvantaged groups.
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said in a tweet that the latest announcement was a gimmick.(Amal KS/Hindustan Times photo)
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said in a tweet that the latest announcement was a gimmick.(Amal KS/Hindustan Times photo)

‘Measly compared to other major economies’: CPI(M) slams new stimulus package

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 08:06 PM IST
“The reality is that the sum total of direct extra governmental expenditures is, by liberal estimates, Rs 3,72,295 crore or a mere 1.9% of the GDP,” the CPI(M) said in a party statement.
CPI(ML) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya addresses an election meeting, in Samastipur.(PTI)
CPI(ML) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya addresses an election meeting, in Samastipur.(PTI)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: State-based pacts key in Left’s revival

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 04:59 AM IST
The Dipankar Bhattacharya-led CPIML won 12 seats—its highest ever tally in Bihar polls—propelling the RJD-led Grand Alliance’s total and giving the NDA a scare. The CPIM and CPI won three seats each.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal at Jantar Mantar protest(ANI twitter)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal at Jantar Mantar protest(ANI twitter)

Hathras protest latest updates: ‘No politics on this issue’, says Arvind Kejriwal at Delhi protest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 09:53 PM IST
CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and CPI leader D Raja also joined the protests.
We strongly protest this criminalising of peaceful protests in defence of India’s Constitution, said CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury(PTI)
We strongly protest this criminalising of peaceful protests in defence of India’s Constitution, said CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury(PTI)

Leaders hit out at riots charge sheet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 05:34 AM IST
A statement issued on Sunday by the CPI (M) politburo said:” The CPI(M) condemns the obnoxious action by the Delhi police to further the narrative of its political masters and urges the government to detest from such acts of criminalising peaceful political protests...”
Reacting to the charge sheet, Yechury hit out at the government through a series of tweets.(PTI file photo)
Reacting to the charge sheet, Yechury hit out at the government through a series of tweets.(PTI file photo)

Sitaram Yechury, Yogendra Yadav named in Delhi riots supplementary charge sheet

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 10:47 PM IST
Some of those named have also been charged with -- based on the statements of three students already arrested in the case -- asking the protesters to go to ¨any extreme¨, spreading “discontent” in the community by calling CAA/NRC anti-Muslim, and organising demonstrations to “malign the image of the Government of India”.
CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury told Hindustan Times that the party will take up the issue in Parliament.(PTI)
CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury told Hindustan Times that the party will take up the issue in Parliament.(PTI)

Launch criminal enquiry into BJP-Facebook nexus, says CPI(M)

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Members of several opposition parties want Facebook to explain the role of its India policy head Ankhi Das in the alleged violations of its hate speech policy
The CPI(M) general secretary also told Gandhi’s aide to check with leaders of Congress’s Kerala unit if they were ready to accept the participation of Vijayan, who is heading the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in the southern state, in the meeting, the leader quoted earlier said.(PTI)
The CPI(M) general secretary also told Gandhi’s aide to check with leaders of Congress’s Kerala unit if they were ready to accept the participation of Vijayan, who is heading the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in the southern state, in the meeting, the leader quoted earlier said.(PTI)

Kerala CM Vijayan gives Sonia-convened meeting of Opposition CMs a miss

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 09:05 AM IST
According to two top-ranking leaders of the Congress and the CPI(M), an aide of Gandhi called upon CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury seeking Vijayan’s participation in the meeting.
CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged the functioning of parliament has been grievously circumscribed.(PTI file photo)
CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged the functioning of parliament has been grievously circumscribed.(PTI file photo)

BJP centralising authority under cover of Covid-19, says Sitaram Yechury

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2020 09:48 AM IST
“BJP under the cover of a pandemic is strengthening the drive for centralisation of all authority and power, negating the principles of federalism. Decisions are taken unilaterally by the Centre and the states are burdened with bearing the consequences of such unilateral decisions,” he said at a press conference.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with NDA candidates Ghulam Gaus, Bhishma Sahni, Kumud Verma, Sanjay Mayukh, Samrat Chaudhary after Filing nomination for Legislative Council Polls, at Bihar Vidhan Sabha in Patna on Thursday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with NDA candidates Ghulam Gaus, Bhishma Sahni, Kumud Verma, Sanjay Mayukh, Samrat Chaudhary after Filing nomination for Legislative Council Polls, at Bihar Vidhan Sabha in Patna on Thursday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

‘Free and fair elections’: Election Commission , Bihar opposition discuss poll concerns

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 01:10 AM IST
The Bihar Assembly lapses in November and elections in the state will be the first to be held since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country.
Bihar is due to go to the polls later this year.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Bihar is due to go to the polls later this year.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Bihar polls: 5 parties protest postal ballot move

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 02:45 AM IST
Bihar is due to go to the polls later this year. The state is ruled by a coalition of the Janata Dal (United) and the Bharatiya Janata Party.
New Delhi: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury speaks during a press conference in New Delhi, Monday, March 16, 2020. (PTI Photo/Daksh Gogia)(PTI16-03-2020_000124B)(PTI file ohoto)
New Delhi: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury speaks during a press conference in New Delhi, Monday, March 16, 2020. (PTI Photo/Daksh Gogia)(PTI16-03-2020_000124B)(PTI file ohoto)

CPI(M) to stage countrywide protests on June 16 demanding cash transfers, free foodgrains to poor

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2020 09:22 AM IST
Accusing the Narendra Modi government of using the Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse to replace the secular, democratic and federal structure of the country with a unitary form of theocratic government, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the Centre has now virtually left the people of the country to fend for themselves in combatting the pandemic.
The move to charge fares for these trains ferrying migrants --- many of them have lost their jobs --- students and others stranded in different parts of the country due to the ongoing lockdown met with opposition.(REUTERS)
The move to charge fares for these trains ferrying migrants --- many of them have lost their jobs --- students and others stranded in different parts of the country due to the ongoing lockdown met with opposition.(REUTERS)

States to collect rail fares: Govt in guidelines

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 01:57 AM IST
After allowing the running of the Shramik Special trains on Friday, the railways said it will charge sleeper class fares and an additional Rs 50 for one point-to-point journey, while it also added that states can coordinate and pay on passengers’ behalf.
Bikash Bhattacharya had earlier served as the advocate general of Tripura.(HT Photo)
Bikash Bhattacharya had earlier served as the advocate general of Tripura.(HT Photo)

Ex-mayor and noted lawyer Bikash Bhattacharya to contest Bengal RS seat as Left-Congress candidate

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2020 09:30 PM IST
The announcement was made by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury in Delhi as Bhattacharya is a member of the party. He will be contesting the fifth Rajya Sabha seat from the state that will fall vacant.
CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury speaks to the media after attending the all-party meeting in New Delhi, in June 2019.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury speaks to the media after attending the all-party meeting in New Delhi, in June 2019.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Analysis: Why CPI(M) needs Sitaram Yechury in Rajya Sabha

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2020 12:21 PM IST
If Yechury is stopped, the Congress may bag another seat or worse: the Trinamool may get the fifth seat too.
Secretary General of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Secretary General of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

PM Modi should do ‘Naukri Par Charcha’, listen to people: Sitaram Yechury

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2020 01:20 PM IST
Sitaram Yechury also tweeted about the rate of unemployment in the country, stating it to be the worst -ever in independent India.
The protesters, carrying placards and banners, started a march from Mandi House towards the HRD Ministry. (Representational image)(HT file)
The protesters, carrying placards and banners, started a march from Mandi House towards the HRD Ministry. (Representational image)(HT file)

Hundreds march from Mandi House to HRD Ministry demanding removal of JNU VC

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2020 02:33 PM IST
CPI(M) leaders Sitaram Yechury, D Raja, Prakash Karat and Brinda Karat also joined the march. LJD leader Sharad Yadav was also among the protesters. Read on to know more...
Delhi police detaining Yogendra Yadav who was protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Red Fort in New Delhi on December 19.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Delhi police detaining Yogendra Yadav who was protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Red Fort in New Delhi on December 19.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

How Delhi’s two stadiums turned into temporary lock-ups for detained protestors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 04:01 PM IST
Prominent among the detainees were East Delhi former member of parliament (MP) Congress’s Sandeep Dikshit, Swaraj Abhiyan chief Yogendra Yadav, and Left leaders – Sitaram Yechury and D Raja.
Left leader Sitaram Yechury said some of the top court’s recent verdicts needed to be ‘studied studiously’(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Left leader Sitaram Yechury said some of the top court’s recent verdicts needed to be ‘studied studiously’(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Recent SC orders need to be ‘studied studiously’, says Sitaram Yechury

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2019 01:14 PM IST
Among the recent important cases settled by the top court is the Ayodhya title suit, in which the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi-led bench handed over the disputed land to Hindus while asking the government to give Muslims an appropriate 5-acre alternative land.
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