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Lok Sabha Elections 2019 - Mamata Banerjee has brought BJP to West Bengal: Yechury

PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2019 06:41 PM IST
Yechury recalled Banerjee’s previous alliance with the saffron party and questioned Bengal CM over her commitment to fight the BJP.
The TMC, which won 34 Lok Sabha seats in the 2014 national polls, wrested power from the Left Front after 34 years in West Bengal.(ANI photo)
The TMC, which won 34 Lok Sabha seats in the 2014 national polls, wrested power from the Left Front after 34 years in West Bengal.(ANI photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Left ready to back non-NDA govt but in a fix over Mamata Banerjee

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 03:50 PM IST
The Left parties are willing to provide outside support to any alternative coalition to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre
Several Opposition parties have taken a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks in a television interview in which he said he gave a go-ahead for the Balakot air strike despite inclement weather because a cloud cover would have helped Indian Air Force jets avoid Pakistan’s radars(AFP)
Several Opposition parties have taken a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks in a television interview in which he said he gave a go-ahead for the Balakot air strike despite inclement weather because a cloud cover would have helped Indian Air Force jets avoid Pakistan’s radars(AFP)

PM Modi ’s Balakot remark draws Opposition flak

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2019 11:40 PM IST
As a section of Twitter users trolled the PM, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury complained to the Election Commission that Modi violated the poll code by divulging the details of a sensitive mission.
Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury was booked on Saturday for allegedly promoting enmity between communities on religious grounds after Baba Ramdev lodged a complaint against him for “hurting religious sentiments of Hindus” in Haridwar.(PTI)
Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury was booked on Saturday for allegedly promoting enmity between communities on religious grounds after Baba Ramdev lodged a complaint against him for “hurting religious sentiments of Hindus” in Haridwar.(PTI)

After Ramdev complaint, Sitaram Yechury booked for ‘hurting Hindu sentiment’

Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2019 11:18 PM IST
Sitaram Yechury had in Bhopal on Thursday said, “Hindus can be violent which is evident by Hindu mythologies Ramayana and Mahabharata.”
Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury says the Left is ready to play a big role in forming an alternative, secular government at the Centre.(PTI File Photo)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury says the Left is ready to play a big role in forming an alternative, secular government at the Centre.(PTI File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019- ‘It’s unfortunate that Rahul Gandhi contested from Kerala, against Left’: Sitaram Yechury

Hindustan Times | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 08:57 PM IST
Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said in an interview that the Left, whose presence in national politics has diminished over the years, is ready to play a big role in forming an alternative, secular government at the Centre.
Lok Sabha elections 2019| Rahul Gandhi will have to contest next election from a neighbouring country: Piyush Goyal(AFP)
Lok Sabha elections 2019| Rahul Gandhi will have to contest next election from a neighbouring country: Piyush Goyal(AFP)

Lok Sabha elections 2019| Rahul Gandhi will have to contest next election from a neighbouring country: Piyush Goyal

Ahmedabad | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2019 08:36 PM IST
The BJP leader alleged that Rahul Gandhi doesn’t have the courage to speak against the Left even though he is contesting against a CPI candidate in Wayanad.
On Sunday, the Congress announced Rahul Gandhi’s candidature from Wayanad in Kerala.(PTI Photo)
On Sunday, the Congress announced Rahul Gandhi’s candidature from Wayanad in Kerala.(PTI Photo)

Lok Sabha elections: Why Congress fielding Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad puts CPI(M) in a bind

Hindustan Times | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 05:33 PM IST
This author predicted before the West Bengal results that the alliance would be counter-productive for the CPI (M) while it could benefit the Congress .
In a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury wrote that the the commission’s finding was a narrow interpretation of the complaint made by him.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
In a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury wrote that the the commission’s finding was a narrow interpretation of the complaint made by him.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

‘Narrow interpretation’: Sitaram Yechury on Election Commission’s clean chit to PM Modi’s address

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 05:59 PM IST
On Friday, the election commission had given the prime minister a clean chit saying that his televised address on Mission Shakti did not violate the model code of conduct.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for election campaigns ahead of Lok Sabha polls, in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, Friday, March 29, 2019.(PTI file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting for election campaigns ahead of Lok Sabha polls, in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, Friday, March 29, 2019.(PTI file photo)

PM Modi’s speech on Mission Shakti didn’t violate model code of conduct: Election Commission

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 06:45 AM IST
The commission, which had asked three officers to look into a complaint by CPM’s Sitaram Yechury, said it concurred with the report that Doordarshan had only used the feed provided by news agency ANI and did not spend any additional money.
People watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation on television, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
People watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation on television, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

PM Modi’s televised address to be examined: EC after complaints by opposition

UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 12:10 AM IST
CPM’s Sitaram Yechury was among the first to lodge a formal complaint against PM Modi’s address, underlining that the announcement comes in the midst of the ongoing election campaign where the PM is a candidate.
In a public rally in Jind on Sunday, March 17, 2019, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged that all the national assets in the country were being privatised and handed over to PM Modi’s corporate friends.(HT File Photo)
In a public rally in Jind on Sunday, March 17, 2019, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged that all the national assets in the country were being privatised and handed over to PM Modi’s corporate friends.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Modi can't keep on blaming Congress for his failures, says CPM leader Yechury

Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By HT Correspondent, Rohtak
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 01:28 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Addressing a joint public rally of left parties in Haryana’s Jind, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury questioned PMModi about why farmers were forced to commit suicide “in large numbers” in his tenure.
The meeting of the 21 opposition parties on Wednesday briefly touched upon the subject of a pre-poll Common Minimum Programme.(HT Photo)
The meeting of the 21 opposition parties on Wednesday briefly touched upon the subject of a pre-poll Common Minimum Programme.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Opposition yet to reach consensus on pre-poll Common Minimum Programme

New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2019 11:29 PM IST
After the extensive discussions on the prevailing security situation, Congress leaders turned on to the CMP even as CPIM general secretary Sitaram Yechury opposed it.
While some parties such as the Congress, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are ready for such an announcement, the Left Front and other parties are apprehensive about signing a united agenda of governance and then fighting against each other in the summer’s Lok Sabha polls.(AP)
While some parties such as the Congress, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are ready for such an announcement, the Left Front and other parties are apprehensive about signing a united agenda of governance and then fighting against each other in the summer’s Lok Sabha polls.(AP)

Oppn may go for Common Minimum Programme instead of a grand alliance

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 08:19 AM IST
The Congress and some opposition parties are keen on a Common Minimum Programme (CMP), even in the absence of a formal pre-poll alliance, several leaders familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity.
A Congress party flag in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
A Congress party flag in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

Congress may not ally with Left after killing of its workers in Kerala

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 06:59 AM IST
Last week, Kerala Congress president Mullappally Ramachandran announced that his party was willing to hold a political dialogue with the CPI(M) if the ruling party shunned its violent brand of politics.
Rahul Gandhi personally called Mamata Banerjee during her protests against the BJP after CBI officials tried to arrest the Kolkata police commissioner.(PTI Photo)
Rahul Gandhi personally called Mamata Banerjee during her protests against the BJP after CBI officials tried to arrest the Kolkata police commissioner.(PTI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi meets Sitaram Yechury, may have discussed Lok Sabha election strategy for West Bengal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2019 11:17 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi and Sitaram Yechury met at Parliament house, fuelling speculations of a seat adjustment between the Congress and CPI(M) in West Bengal, where their parties are increasingly being sidelined.
Mamata Banerjee began a sit-in dharna in front of Metro station at Esplanade on Sunday night.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times))
Mamata Banerjee began a sit-in dharna in front of Metro station at Esplanade on Sunday night.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times))

Opposition supports Mamata in battle against Centre, but CPM has a different take

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2019 03:30 PM IST
CPM’s Sitaram Yechury said the corruption cases against Trinamool government in chit fund scam have been public for years but the Modi government chose to stay quiet as top mastermind of the scam joined BJP.
Have to defeat ‘chowkidar’ Modi to save country, says Sitaram Yechury. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times )(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Have to defeat ‘chowkidar’ Modi to save country, says Sitaram Yechury. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times )(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Have to defeat ‘chowkidar’ Modi to save country: Sitaram Yechury

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2019 06:05 PM IST
The veteran leader also attacked the ruling Trinamool Congress in the state, stating that the “saffron party and the Mamata Banerjee-led party were two sides of the same coin”.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will be in Delhi on Tuesday where he will meet top opposition leaders including Congress President Rahul Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati (File Photo)(PTI)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will be in Delhi on Tuesday where he will meet top opposition leaders including Congress President Rahul Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati (File Photo)(PTI)

Naidu steps up grand alliance efforts, to meet top opposition leaders in Delhi Tuesday

Hindustan Times, Polavaram (Andhra Pradesh) | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 07:37 PM IST
The TDP chief is likely to meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi, CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, JD (S) president HD Deve Gowda and NCP chief Sharad Pawar among others. He said he will also try to meet SP president Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati.
Senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday asserted that no clean chit has been given to the Narendra Modi government in the Rafale deal by the Supreme Court, which has “merely stated” that it did not have the jurisdiction to intervene in the matter.(PTI)
Senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday asserted that no clean chit has been given to the Narendra Modi government in the Rafale deal by the Supreme Court, which has “merely stated” that it did not have the jurisdiction to intervene in the matter.(PTI)

‘No clean chit to Modi government on Rafale from Supreme Court,’ says CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury

Samastipur (Bihar) | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2018 11:54 AM IST
Sitaram Yechury said the Opposition has been seeking a probe by Joint Parliamentary Committee, but the government appears to be wary of the same.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury.(PTI file photo)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury.(PTI file photo)

BJP’s defeat due to people’s anger against Modi govt’s polices: Yechury

New delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 09:13 PM IST
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said Thursday the Bharatiya Janata Party’s defeat in three state assembly polls was a clear indication of the people’s discontent and anger at the policies of the Narendra Modi government.
The much talked about meeting of opposition leaders that was originally expected to take place on November 22 could now happen in the second week of December and see the parties discuss ways to strategise a plan for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.(HT Photo)
The much talked about meeting of opposition leaders that was originally expected to take place on November 22 could now happen in the second week of December and see the parties discuss ways to strategise a plan for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.(HT Photo)

In a bid to take on BJP in 2019 polls, opposition likely to meet on December 10

Hindustan Times | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 09:40 AM IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar, among others, are expected to attend the meeting
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now interfering with court proceedings which is extremely dangerous, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now interfering with court proceedings which is extremely dangerous, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said on Monday.(PTI Photo)

PM Modi interfering with court proceedings is dangerous, says CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury

Agartala | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 06:21 PM IST
“Modi and his party are now seeking votes, giving priority to Hindutva and communal polarisation. They failed to implement every single promise they had made before the 2014 Lok Sabha election,” the CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said.
The ruling CPI(M) in Kerala on Monday suspended legislator from Shoranur PK Sasi from the party for six months over allegation of sexual harassment against him.(PTI)
The ruling CPI(M) in Kerala on Monday suspended legislator from Shoranur PK Sasi from the party for six months over allegation of sexual harassment against him.(PTI)

Kerala CPM suspends legislator accused of sexual harassment by woman

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 03:26 PM IST
The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DFYI), the party youth wing, leader had filed a complaint with the party six months ago accusing him of making sexual advances.
(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Don’t wear Lenin on my sleeve: Yechury on Communism, the Emergency and more

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumkum Chadha
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2018 12:01 PM IST
Different strokes: A look at the other life of CPI(M) general secretary, Sitharam Yechury.
The Yechury camp is hopeful about getting its way at the Central Committee meeting scheduled for October 6.(AP File Photo)
The Yechury camp is hopeful about getting its way at the Central Committee meeting scheduled for October 6.(AP File Photo)

Poll pacts with Congress, others next big test for CPM’s Sitaram Yechury

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 09:04 AM IST
Observers say the CPI(M), after a string of poll debacles, is scrambling to improve its electoral fortunes and sees seat adjustments as mutually beneficial.
Last week, at the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London, Rahul Gandhi had said the RSS’ idea is similar to that of Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab world. He had also alleged that the RSS was trying to “change” the nature of India and “capture” its institutions.(PTI)
Last week, at the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London, Rahul Gandhi had said the RSS’ idea is similar to that of Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab world. He had also alleged that the RSS was trying to “change” the nature of India and “capture” its institutions.(PTI)

RSS may invite Rahul Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury for lecture by Mohan Bhagwat

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2018 04:29 PM IST
The idea is to invite people from different ideologies for the three-day lecture series, a source in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh said.
Somnath Chatterjee had a significant role in initiating discussions over the formation of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), says CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury.(PTI/File Photo)
Somnath Chatterjee had a significant role in initiating discussions over the formation of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), says CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury.(PTI/File Photo)

He fine tuned democracy and helped safeguard secularism, federalism: Sitaram Yechury on Somnath Chatterjee

PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2018 11:17 PM IST
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said late Somnath Chatterjee’s wisdom was necessary to restore democratic order in Parliament, and outside Parliament, being a distinguished lawyer, he fought cases related to the rights of the underprivileged and marginalised sections of society.
CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav and Congress president Rahul Gandhi during a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav and Congress president Rahul Gandhi during a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Weaker sections under attack, now it would be BJP-RSS versus rest: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2018 10:07 PM IST
In a show of opposition unity, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday led a protest against the rape of 34 minors in a government-funded shelter home in Bihar, alleging that weaker sections were under attack and now it would be the BJP-RSS ideology versus the rest of India.
Mamata Banerjee has been at the forefront of Opposition efforts to put together an anti-BJP front ahead of next year’s Lok Sabha elections, triggering speculation that she is seeking to emerge as the face of the Opposition coalition.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
Mamata Banerjee has been at the forefront of Opposition efforts to put together an anti-BJP front ahead of next year’s Lok Sabha elections, triggering speculation that she is seeking to emerge as the face of the Opposition coalition.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)

Mamata to invite anti-BJP regional leaders to Kolkata rally, CPI(M) to skip

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Siliguri | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 08:15 AM IST
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday that she would organise a rally in Kolkata after the monsoon in which she would invite leaders from several political parties that are opposed to the policies of the NDA government.
Left parties voiced their concern over the political and law-and-order situation in Jammu and Kashmir, and said the Centre should share its assessment of the present situation with all political parties.(PTI File Photo)
Left parties voiced their concern over the political and law-and-order situation in Jammu and Kashmir, and said the Centre should share its assessment of the present situation with all political parties.(PTI File Photo)

BJP-PDP alliance was opportunistic, coalition should not have happened: Left parties

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 07:33 PM IST
The Left parties said that they are keeping a close watch on the situation and would wait for the next move of the government.
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