CPI (M) releases its first list of candidates for LS polls

CPI (M)New Delhi, Mar. 8 : The CPI (M) has released its first list of 59 candidates in 16 states for the coming Lok Sabha elections. The list, which includes 17 sitting MPs, features only three women.

CPI (M) will announce the candidates for Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Orissa and Lakshadweep in its second list, as seat sharing talks with allies in the states are still on.

"This is for the first time that the party is contesting from Lakshadweep," CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat told reporters after the two-day party Central Committee meeting on Sunday.

CPI-M gets ready for polls

CPI-M gets ready for pollsNew Delhi/Hyderabad, Mar 3 : The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has said the party''''s powerful central committee would work out the finer details at the weekend ahead of the general elections.

"As far as my party''''s electoral understanding is concerned, the party''''s central committee is meeting on March 7 and 8, where all the details will be worked out. I cannot precede that central committee meeting to answer these questions," said Sitaram Yechury, a senior CPI (M) leader.

CPI (M) does not rule out supporting a Govt. including Congress

CPI (M) does not rule out supporting a Govt. including CongressNew Delhi, Feb. 8 : The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has not ruled out the possibility of supporting a government with Congress party as its part at the centre after Lok Sabha elections, though such a situation was improbable.

Five persons killed in political clashes in West Bengal

West BengalBirbhum, Feb. 7, : At least five persons died and many other injured in clashes between political activists in Birbhum district of West Bengal on Saturday.

The activists of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Trinamool Congress clashed at Papuri village early in the morning.

The deceased has not been identified yet.

Eyewitnesses said that early in the morning CPI-M supporters attacked the members of Trinamool Congress and set fire to a few houses.

CPI (M) raises opposition to proposed anti-terror law

CPI (M) raises opposition to proposed anti-terror lawGuwahati, Dec 15: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has said that it would oppose a proposed anti-terror law if it contains draconian clauses.

"If the government takes any appropriate step against terrorism then we will support you. But if you think of bringing a new terror law like The Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) to deal terrorism, we will not support such terror law," said Prakash Karat, General Secretary of CPI (M).

AIADMK-CPM to form coalition for upcoming Lok Sabha elections

Tamil NaduChennai, Dec 5 : The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) jointly announced on Friday that they have decided to form a coalition for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

AIADMK General Secretary Jayalalitha and CPM General Secretary Prakash Karat announced this during a joint press conference in Chennai this afternoon.

While speaking to reporters after an hour-long meeting, Jayalalitha described the meeting with Karat as “cordial”.