Free Press Journal
  • Lukewarm response to Bharat Bandh in West Bengal

    Kolkata: The nationwide shutdown called by the Congress and Left parties against the fuel price hike on Monday evoked lukewarm response in West Bengal, with vehicular traffic remaining near normal. The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) had previously opposed the strike and said the state government would take every possible step to ensure that the public life remains unaffected. In Kolkata, most of the shops and markets remained open while the city’s metro service functioned normally.

  • Kerala: Woman youth leader alleges sexual abuse by CPI-M MLA P.K. Sasi

    Thiruvananthapuram: A CPI-M woman youth leader has accused a party MLA in Kerala of sexual abuse. The Communist Party of India-Marxist said it is looking into the allegation. The woman complained to the party’s Central Committee against Shornur legislator P.K. Sasi, after her complaint to the state leadership was not taken up with seriousness. Party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday directed the state unit to look into the matter. Yechury told the media in

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    Prakash Karat can only shout, but will not practice democracy: Subramanian Swamy

    New Delhi: A day after Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Prakash Karat attacked the Centre over raids conducted in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said that the former can only raise his voice, but will not practice democracy.

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    A Marxist abandoned by his party

    For long, the voice of Opposition, Somnath Chatterjee, was the first Communist Speaker of the Lok Sabha and one who defied his party and refused to quit the post over the Indo-US nuclear deal in 2008, leading to his expulsion from the CPI-M. From championing the cause of the downtrodden as one of India’s finest parliamentarians and barristers, and settling effortlessly into the role of wooing investors to industry-dry West Bengal, Chatterjee

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    Left parities to hold ‘dharna’ outside Parliament to protest against murder of democracy in West Bengal and Tripura

    Agartala: The Left parties will hold a ‘dharna’ outside Parliament on Tuesday to protest against the “murder of democracy in West Bengal and Tripura”, a CPI-M leader said here on Monday. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, senior Left leaders from West Bengal and MPs of Left parties among other leaders will participate in the demonstration.

  • Centre should enact a comprehensive law against lynching in Monsoon session: CPI (M)   

    New Delhi: The CPI(M) today demanded the enactment of a comprehensive law in the current Monsoon session of Parliament against lynching to meet the Supreme Court direction. The Supreme Court yesterday had asked Parliament to consider enacting a new law to effectively deal with incidents of mob lynching, saying “horrendous acts of mobocracy” could not be allowed to become a new norm.

  • RSS, Jana Sangh were not foremost fighters of Emergency: CPI-M

    New Delhi: The BJP seeks to project the RSS and the Jana Sangh as the foremost fighters against Emergency but this amounts to economising with the truth, the CPI-M has said. “While it is true that a large number of RSS leaders and workers were put in jail (during Emergency), it is also a fact that a number of them tendered apologies and declared support for the 20-point programme of the Indira

  • Bypolls 2018: Trinamool Congress wins big in West Bengal’s Maheshtala

    Kolkata: West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday retained the Maheshtala Assembly seat with an impressive margin, while the BJP took the second spot by displacing the CPI-M. Trinamool candidate Dulal Das trounced his nearest rival Bharatiya Janata Party ‘s Sujit Kumar Ghosh by 62,896 votes. While Das bagged 1,04,818 votes, Ghosh received the support of 41,992 voters.

  • A Congress of no-consequence

    The recent congress of the CPI(M) in Hyderabad has not helped clarify its position vis-à-vis the Congress Party. Even though the party general secretary Sitaram Yechury succeeded in getting a second consecutive term, his line of an electoral alliance with the Congress to defeat the BJP did not get a full endorsement. The party seems divided on this vital issue, with the Kerala and Tripura units deadest against any truck with the

  • Modis are looting country: CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury

    Hyderabad: Launching a sharp attack on the Prime Minister, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday claimed that Narendra Modi, fugutive diamantaire Nirav Modi and former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi were looting the country.

  • Sitaram Yechury re-elected as General Secretary of CPI-M

    Hyderabad: The CPI-M on Sunday unanimously re-elected Sitaram Yechury as its General Secretary for another three years and he pledged to take steps to oust the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Will there be a Yechury-Vijayan showdown at 22nd CPI-M party Congress?

    Having won the first round in the battle for supremacy in the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is unlikely let slip his advantage as he takes on party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury at the 22nd party Congress, which began in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

  • Dalit protest shows anger against SC decision: CPI-M

     New Delhi : The CPI-M on Monday denounced the police firing on Dalit activists protesting against the Supreme Court’s decision to dilute the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act.

  • Tripura: 2 Lenin statues razed as BJP-CPM activists clash

    Agartala: Gloating over the ouster of the Left front government in Tripura is one thing, but trying to erase the Left rule from collective consciousness and public memory, is quite another. The BJP seems determined to do the latter by razing the statues of Lenin — another such incident was reported in Tripura on Tuesday, the second since the BJP stormed to power in the Left bastion.

  • Left front confident of wining Tripura polls: CPI

    Hyderabad: Veteran communist leader Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy today expressed doubts over the two exit polls which predicted the BJP’s win in Tripura elections, and said the Left front is confident of returning to power. Noting that some exit polls after the last Assembly elections in Bihar and Delhi had gone awry, the CPI general secretary said he has his own doubts about the latest ones on the north eastern state’s poll.

  • Electoral bonds way to legalise political corruption: CPI-M

    NEW DELHI: The CPI-M, which has already challenged electoral bonds in the Supreme Court, on Saturday termed this method of political financing a way to legalising political corruption and a resort for trade-offs between political parties and corporates.

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    Supreme Court seeks government’s reply on CPI(M)’s plea against electoral bonds

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought the Centre’s response on a plea by the CPI(M) and its general secretary Sitaram Yechury challenging the government’s decision on issuing electoral bonds. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued notice on the plea and said it will be tagged along with a pending petition. Challenging the Centre’s decision, the CPI(M) said in its petition