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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being felicitated during a dinner meeting with top National Democratic Alliance leaders, in New Delhi, two days ahead of Lok Sabha polls results.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPM politburo member Prakash Karat, Left Front Chairman Biman Bose and others in a protest rally after clashes that broke out at Vidyasagar College during a roadshow of BJP President Amit Shah, in Kolkata

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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPM politburo member Prakash Karat, Left Front Chairman Biman Bose, CPI-M state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra and others in a protest rally after clashes that broke out at Vidyasagar College during a roadshow of BJP President Amit Shah, in Kolkata

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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, former general secretary Prakash Karat and other leaders release party's manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections at a press conference, in New Delhi.

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(L-R) CPI (M) leaders Prakash Karat, Subhashini Ali and Sitaram Yechury during the launch of 'The Communist Manifesto' (Hindi Edition) at the Constitution Club of India, in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury along with Prakash Karat and Brinda Karat (C) pays his last respects to the party veteran Nirupan Sen, at the party office in Kolkata. Sen died Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest.

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Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury with party leaders Biman Bose and Prakash Karat attend the Left parties protest rally, in New Delhi.

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan with Communist Party of India (Marxist) leaders Biman Bose and Prakash Karat attend the Left parties protest rally, in New Delhi.

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CPI(M)'s former general secretary Prakash Karat addresses a gathering on the occasion of Nelson Mandela's birth centenary celebration, in Kolkata.

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CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury with leaders Prakash Karat, Pinarayi Vijayan (extreme right) and Biman Bose (extreme left)

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CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury with Prakash Karat & chief Minister Kerala and others during 22nd party congress in Hyderabad.

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CPI(M) politburo member Prakash Karat addresses a press conference in Hyderabad.

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CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, CPI(M) politburo member Prakash Karat and other leaders attend the 5-day- long 22nd Congress of the CPI(M) at RTC Kalyana Mandapam in Hyderabad.

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Members of the leftist party address the media during a protest against the demolition of Lenin's statue in Tripura, at Parliament Street in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yehchuri and other party leaders pay their respects in front of Lenin's statue at the end of their rally in Kolkata to protest against vandalisation of Lenin's statue in Tripura.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yehchuri with other Politburo members Prakash Karat, Suryakanta Mishra, Brinda Karat, Biman Bose and other leaders at a rally in Kolkata to protest against vandalising of Lenin's statue in Tripura.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yehchuri with other Politburo members Prakash Karat, Suryakanta Mishra, Brinda Karat, Biman Bose and other leaders at a rally in Kolkata to protest against vandalising of Lenin's statue in Tripura

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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yehchuri with other Politburo members Prakash Karat, Suryakanta Mishra, Brinda Karat, Biman Bose and other leaders at a rally in Kolkata to protest against vandalising of Lenin's statue in Tripura.

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Manik Sarkar, Sitaram Yechury, Biman Bose, Prakash Karat

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Senior CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat addresses a mass gathering during the Tripura assembly election campaign, at Sabroom south of Tripura.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, Left Front chairman Biman Bose and former CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat during party's central committee meeting, in Kolkata.

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Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Prakash Karat and CPI leader D.Raja during a protest gathering against the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New Delhi.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar with senior CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat arrives to pay tribute at Birchandra Manu's memorial at Biloniya, some 60 kms from Agartala.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury with party leaders Prakash Karat, Brinda Karat and others during a protest at the BJP headquarters over the alleged RSS-BJP violence against its cadres and supporters in Kerala, in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat and Brinda Karat during a protest at the BJP headquarters over the alleged RSS-BJP violence against its cadres and supporters in Kerala, in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat and party secretary G Ramakrishnan at the state party meeting, in Coimbatore.

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Swaraj India leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan with CPI-M leader Prakash Karat during the 'Ghotala Rath Yatra' to highlight Modi government's corruptions, in New Delhi.

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan with CPI (M) Politburo member and party's former General Secretary Prakash Karat during the dharna in front of the Reserve Bank of India office in Thiruvananthapuram against alleged attempts by the Central Government to destroy the cooperative sector in the Kerala under cover of demonetization.

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Prakash Karat arrives at the bureau for a meeting, in New Delhi.

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CPI-M party leaders at the bureau during a meeting, in New Delhi.

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CPI-M all-India General Secretary Prakash Karat addresses during the "22nd national level congress of the CPI" in Puducherry.

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Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi, CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat and JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda during during the function to commemorate Jawaharlal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary, in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat addresses a meeting in Patna.

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CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat after casting his votes for the Lok Sabha elections in New Delhi.

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Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Communist Party Leader Prakash Karat at a third front meet, in New Delhi.

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Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda along with Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar, Communist Party Leaders A.B. Bardhan and Prakash Karat, JDU General Secretary K C Tyagi and JDS General Secretary Danish after attending a breakfast meeting in New Delhi.

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CPI(M)General Secretary,Prakash Karat and Left Front Chairman Biman Bose at Left Front rally in Kolkata.

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YSR Congress Chief, Jagan Mohan Reddy with left leaders Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechuri in New Delhi.

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And what a fall that was, Comrade! CPI-M leaders Kanti Ganguly and Prakash Karat during a third front meet in New Delhi.

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav share dais with other party leaders at a convention on 'People's Unity Against Communalism' at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.

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Prakash Karat, general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)

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CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat with party leaders Surya Kanta Mishra (R), Biman Basu and Nirupam Sen at the party's West Bengal State Committee meeting on Panchayat polls in Kolkata.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat, party leader Sitaram Yechury, CPI's A B Bardhan and Forward Bloc leader Debabrata Biswas at Left Parties' Political Convention in New Delhi.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi with BJP leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Prakash Javadekar and others at the party's National Executive meeting in Panaji, Goa.

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CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat addressing his supporters during Sangharsh Sandesh Jatha march in Patna.

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RJD's Lalu Prasad, CPM's Prakash Karat, CPI's AB Bardhan, LJP's Ramvilas Paswan and CPI's D Raja at the 2nd National Convention of Politics of Terror: Targeting Muslim Youth" in New Delhi.

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Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, center, CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat (left) and and JD-S President HD Deve Gowda (right) walk into the parliament street police station to court arrest during the nationwide protest against the government's recent decisions to increase diesel prices, and allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat, standing second from left, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, center, leader of TDP Chandrababu Naidu, second from right, and CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, right, participate in a protest in New Delhi.

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Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav, CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat, party leader Sitaram Yechury, TDP cheif N Chandrababu Naidu and JD-S President HD Deve Gowda participate in a protest march during their Bharat bandh called to protest against FDI in multi-brand retail and fuel price hike in New Delhi.

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CPM leader Prakash Karat with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister P K Dhumal (L) and Chairman and managing director of Punjab Kesari group, Vijay Kumar Chopra (R) distribute blanket and household items to a terror victim of Jammu and Kashmir during a function organised by Shaheed Parivar fund in Jalandhar.

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CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat

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Opposition party leaders, from second left, D. Raja, Sitaram Yechury, Prakash Karat, and A.B. Bardhan, lead a rally to protest a steep hike in gas prices in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat, Forward Bloc General Scretary Debabrata Biswas, senior CPI leader AB Bardhan and other leaders during the Left parties' meeting on the presidential candidate in New Delhi.

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The CPI(M)’s 20th party congress sees gen secy Prakash Karat in his last term, possibly. Politburo spats roll on; V.S. Achuthanandan, ex-Kerala CM, again cut down.

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CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat delivering the inaugural speech at the 20th Party Congress in Kozhikode.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat and party leader Brinda Karat welcoming Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son & UP Chief Minister-designate Akhilesh Yadav at a meeting at CPI(M) headquarters in New Delhi.

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Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav looks on as his son and UP Chief Minister-designate Akhilesh Yadav greets CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat during a meeting at CPI(M) headquarters in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat with party leaders Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Brinda Karat during a rally in Kolkata.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat (R) with party leaders Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Sitaram Yechury during the inaugural session of the party's West Bengal state conference in Kolkata.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat and Left Front Chairman Biman Bose attend a Press Conference at the end of their 2 days party Central Committee meeting at party headquarter in Kolkata.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat and former West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee during the party's Central Committee meeting in Kolkata.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat with party leaders Sitaram Yechury, Brinda Karat, Biman Bose and others during Polit Bureau meeting at MB Bhawan, in Hyderabad.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat and senior leaders Budhadeb Bhattacharjee and Biman Basu (L) during the party's West Bengal state committee meeting in Kolkata.

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CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat greets Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa during a meeting in Chennai.

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Half-Together Left leaders are united on many fronts

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General secretary of the CPI(M), Prakash Karat gestures during a news conference in New Delhi.

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Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Prakash Karat, Communist Party of India (CPI) General Secretary A.B. Bardhan, Forward Block leader Debabrat Biswas and Lok Jan Shakti Party President Ram Vilas Paswan along with other leaders attending a public meeting for Peace and Justice in Kashmir, in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat addresses the inauguration function of the party's nationwide campaign against corruption, in Bhopal.

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Eyes left The Left biggies at a New Delhi rally

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One-man show Prakash Karat with D. Raja, A.B. Bardhan, T.J. Chandrachoodan and others

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Who’s the better man? Yechury and Karat at a CPI(M) meeting

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat with INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala during a All India Forward Bloc's Citizens Convention to reaffirm faith in Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, in New Delhi. The convention demanded celebration of Netaji's birthday as Deshprem Divas.

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Pritam Kaur, wife of the late Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet, releasing a booklet on her husband on the occasion of his 94th birth anniversary at party office in New Delhi. CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat and party leader Brinda Karat also seen.

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General Secretary Prakash Karat addressing a seminar on Paid News in New Delhi. BJP Senior leader Sushma Swaraj, Election Commissioner S Y Quresh, Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai and Congress Party Spokesman Manish Tiwari also seen in the picture. Observing that political parties are victims of 'paid news syndrome' during elections, opposition parties today favoured amendments in the Representation of the People Act to declare such news as an electoral malpractice.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat addressing Left Parties' workers during a protest march against price rise in New Delhi.

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Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukerjee with CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat during a condolence meeting for Comrade Jyoti Basu, in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat with Politburo Member Sitaram Yechury during CPI(M) state committee meeting in Kolkata.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat along with party leader Sitaram Yechury during a public meeting at the 11th International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat talks with a party leader at party's Central Committee Meeting in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat presides a politburo meeting at party headquarters in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat (L) busy in a discussion with West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee during party's State Committee meeting at party headquarters in Kolkata.

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Saathi haath badhana... Jayalalitha, A.B. Bardhan and Prakash Karat during an election rally in Chennai.

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Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with CPI leader A.B. Bardhan, CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat and CPI leader D. Raja during a joint mass rally at Bhubaneswar.

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CPI's A.B. Bardhan, Deve Gowda, Prakash Karat, Chandrababu Naidu, BSP's S.C. Mishra, H.D. Kumaraswamy along with other leaders at the launch of the 'Third Front'.

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CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat addresses the media during the release of party's election manifesto in New Delhi.

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JD(S) supremo H D Devegowda hugs CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat during a rally for the launch of the Third Front, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls at Dobbespet, about 60kms from Bangalore.

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So have the BJP's hope been dashed for the next elections? All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham and the Communist Party of India-Marxist jointly announced that they have formed an alliance for next year's Lok Sabha elections. In the photo, AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa welcomes CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat during a meeting at her residence in Chennai. Clearly, scruples and principles do not belong in the Indian political lexicon.

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July 13
How effective is the CBI? Very. Once the UP chief minister withdrew her support to the UPA, the CBI, as if waiting on cue, moved in. On July 10, it told Supreme Court that there was "ample" evidence to prosecute Ms Mayawati in a disproportionate assets case and that it would file a chargesheet against her soon. Why was it quiet so far, we do not know. In any case, help was at hand since the Left was feeling stung by the Samajwadi Party stepping in to fill the number shortage caused by its withdrawal of support to the UPA. And so this meeting was very much on the cards. And it didn't take too long to materialise. Comrade Prakash Karat was off to meet Kumari Mayawati: "We wanted both parties to cooperate in the struggle against the nuclear deal and on the trust vote in the Lok Sabha," Mr. Karat said after the meeting. Ms. Mayawati reiterated her opposition to the deal. Mr. Karat appreciated her stand and said the deal was ‘against the country’s interests.’ That was not all. The comrades also got into an unholy scrap with the Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee. Jyoti Basu and other West Bengal leaders had questioned the need to vote with the BJP, after the point had been made, but the CPM insisted that the speaker too would resign from his post and vote against the UPA and the deal. The speaker, however, is having none of it and has defiantly refused to put in his papers till the numbers are counted on July 22.

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The Left is left furious. It turned out that the government had initialled the IAEA agreement on July 7, the day the Left parties chose to announce withdrawal of support. But they are now calling it a "shocking betrayal of a moral commitment" made to the country. They are not the only ones. The BJP is calling it a case of midnight deceit too. The Left may not be right, but at least they are one with the right-wing BJP on this one. The photo shows CPI general secretary A. B. Bardhan (L), CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat and Forward Bloc leader Debabrata Biswas (R) during the release of a book on the Left Stand on the Nuclear Deal in New Delhi. Meanwhile, PM Manmohan Singh has met the President and told her that "he and his cabinet colleagues are keen to seek a vote of confidence as early as possible". Watch this space as the battle for 272 approaches.

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Tuesday July 8, 2008
The divorce is final. CPI General Secretary A. B. Bardhan with CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat before announcing the withdrawal of support of the Left Parties' 59 MPs from UPA government. The four Left parties -- CPI (M), CPI, Forward Bloc and RSP -- announced their decision to withdraw parliamentary support to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and said they will meet President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday, July 9 morning to hand over a letter to this effect. This announcement comes after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statements on moving the IAEA "very soon". Also See: 'That Time Has Come'

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Monday March 31, 2008
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) held its 19th Congress in Coimbatore and said that the party would spare no effort to isolate the BJP-RSS combine which spearheads the communal forces in the country; struggle to defend national sovereignty; mobilise democratic sections to thwart the U.S. imperialist designs to convert India into its strategic ally; and continue to champion the cause of the Dalits, tribals, women and minorities. But it was more in the news for the party general secretary drawing a controversial parallel between India and China: "Those who want to join this chorus for an independent Tibet in India will be doing a great disservice to our own country. Are we going to support a free Nagaland? A free Jammu and Kashmir and other secessionist demands?" Also See: 'A Great Disservice'

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Mr and Mrs Karat remained in the news this week First the good comrade called Bush a fool, which was perhaps just a euphemism. But then apart from soundbytes on the nuke deal and the PM, he jumped to the defence of the West Bengal government piggy-backing on the state unit of the CPI(M): "How were the Maoists allowed to capture a small territory in a state where there is a legitimate and elected government? The governor, the high court and the central government should think about it,." he thundered. Before that Mrs Karat got carried away by her own rhetoric at a public meeting and revived a slogan of the sixties by prescribing "Dum Dum dawai" for opportunist politicians in West Bengal [read politicians opposed to the CPI(M)] In other words, she suggested, they should be made victims of public wrath or the anger of the CPI(M) cadre. Perhaps she knew what the party was up to in Nandigram...

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CPI general secretary A.B. Bardhan and CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat leave from a press conference along with other politburo members after a meeting in New Delhi. Adopting an aggressive posture, Left parties today warned the UPA government not to hike petro product prices for the fifth time during its tenure and threatened a nationwide protest action involving non-Congress and non-BJP parties to oppose any such move. "We will contact other political parties and give a joint call for a nationwide protest action including a general strike," Prakash Karat told reporters after a 90-minute meeting of the four Left parties supporting the UPA from outside. Maintaining that this would be the fifth time the UPA government would resort to hiking petroleum product prices, he said the Left has made out "a strong and effective case" against such increases and suggested a review of the taxation of petroleum products, including reducing customs and excise duties.

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