CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said deciding on candidates was the internal matter of a political party and no other party needed to intervene in that.
Being the sole Left bastion in the country, it holds enormous weight in terms of making a political statement particularly when the BJP is trying hard to make inroads into the hitherto uncharted territory.
It is a strong message by the student community against the attempt to destroy the academic and democratic character of the university, he said.
The 65-year-old leader had taken over as general secretary of the CPI(M) from Prakash Karat in the 21st party congress, which was held in Visakhapatnam, in 2015.
Unconfirmed reports said Yechury has expressed the desire to resign from the post of general secretary
Senior leaders of his party have distanced themselves from Balram’s remark. But the CPI(M) asks whether Rahul Gandhi, who suspended Mani Shankar Aiyar for his ‘neech’ remark against Modi, will take action against Balram.
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'I first resigned and then I was expelled from the party... I resigned to go public with my protest...There is a problem with inner party democracy. Activists are feeling more and more suffocated because their voices are not heard'
So you wondered why Mamata di wanted her candidate in Rashtrapati Bhawan? As the Calcutta HC pointed out today, her Singur Land Act could not be considered constitutional as the President’s assent had not been taken.
'Reports of bribery, intimidation and horse-trading have been proved true by the cross-voting and abstentions engineered by the Congress and the Samajwadi Party.
And now comes the spin about "crushing burden of price-rise and galloping inflation". Left says in addition to the nuke deal, the support is being withdrawn "since the Congress led government is willfully disregarding the Common Minimum Programme".
Karat was opposed to India having the bomb. But he wants India to be able to conduct nuclear tests. He was opposed to India becoming a nuclear power. But he wants Iran to become a nuclear power...
'What is the cause for this ongoing crisis? The answer lies squarely in the prime minister's renewed bid to go to the IAEA for seeking the approval of the Board of Governors on the text of the Safeguards Agreement'
That is how the CPI (M) General Secretary dismissed the media reports on the remarks by Com. Jyoti Basu.
'The nuclear deal, the military agreement and the economic policies designed to advance the interests of US capital are parts of the trio which are harmful for India's sovereignty, independent foreign policy and the people's economic interests.'
'The government should not proceed further with the agreement ... this would require not taking the next step of negotiations for the safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency'
'The Left calls upon the government not to proceed further with the operationalising of the agreement. There has to be a review of the strategic aspects of Indo-US relations in parliament.'
In this file image, Punjab Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Charanjit Singh Channi addresses the foundation stone laying ceremony of a memorial for those killed in Jallianwala Bagh massacre, at Anand...PTI Photo
Congress supporters outside Governor's residence after Charanjit Singh Channi, was announced as the next CM of Punjab, in Chandigarh.PTI Photo
Former union minister and sitting MP Babul Supriyo during interaction with media, in the presence of TMC Rajyasabha MP Derek O'Brien (R) and TMC leader Saugata Roy (L) at a city hotel in Kolkata.PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath being garlanded on his visit to Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University in Ayodhya.11
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) team at Mandapam have seized two tonnes of banned sea cucumber.PTI Photo
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It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates
We can do anything with the Cloud. Buy and sell, eat, cook, get our clothes, houses, cars, watch movies, read books, listen to music, talk, write, communicate, ask, create, teach, learn, heal…. Schools must prepare children for this world.