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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan speaks with the media during a protest asking the Centre to withdraw its decision to abandon the much-awaited railway coach factory project planned at Kanjikode in Palakkad, in New Delhi.

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Left Party activists hold placards during a protest dharna against inflation, in New Delhi.

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CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury and AAP MP Sanjay Singh during a protest march in solidarity with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's dharna at Lieutenant Governor's office, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu as Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Kerela CM Pinarayi Vijayan look on during governing council meeting of NITI Aayog, in New Delhi.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy, Kerela CM Pinarayi Vijayan and Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu address media in New Delhi.

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AAP MP Sanjay Singh and party MLA's alongwith CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat participate in a candlelight vigil to protest against Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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Former president Pratibha Patil, Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, former vice-president Mohammad Hamid Ansari and others during the Iftar party hosted by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in New Delhi.

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Former president Pratibha Patil, Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former chief minister Sheila Dikshit and others during the Iftar party hosted by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in New Delhi.

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Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury attends a state level party meeting, at IMA hall in Patna.

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Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury (L) with party leader Brinda Karat releases a set of booklets on 'Four Years Of Modi Govt Misrule: Why it has to end', at party office, in New Delhi.

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Leaders of non-BJP parties line up in Bangalore on May 23

Activists from Trade Union of Communist Party of India protest against the open fire on Sterlite Copper Industry agitators by police personnel, which killed at least nine people in Tuticorin, in Chennai.

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Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and Karnataka former chief minister & Congress leader Siddaramaiah during the swearing-in ceremony, in Bengaluru.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi waves to the crowd along with Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav and others during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru.

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Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan (R) meets Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan (L) in Kochi.

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Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia along with finance ministers of Kerala, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Puducherry address the media after their meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind, in New Delhi.

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Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M) workers stage a protest against the price hike of petrol and diesel at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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CPIM leaders Biman Bose, Surya Kanta Mishra and other Left front leaders during a torch rally to protest against violence in West Bengal Panchayat polls from Esplnade to Moulali crossing 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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People attend CPI(M) 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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Communist Party of India- Marxist leader Mohammed Salim, Subhashini Ali, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and other leaders attend the 5-day- long 22nd Congress of the CPI(M) at RTC Kalyana Mandapam 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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CPI(M) leader Subhashini Ali addresses a press conference in Patna.

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan during an interview with PTI in New Delhi.

PTI Photo by Ravi Choudhary

Bengal CM greets CPI(M) leader Biman Bose

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CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechuri raise slogans with farmers during 'Kisan long march' organised by All Indian Kisan Sabha (AIKS) at Azad Maidan in Mumbai.

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CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Tripura's former chief minister Manik Sarkar visit the site where Lenin statue was dismantled in Belonia.

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CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury visits areas under Jirania and Mohonpur to assess the damage to the houses of CPI-M supporters and party office in Agartala

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CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury visits areas under Jirania and Mohonpur to assess the damage to the houses of CPI-M supporters and party office in Agartala

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Newly Elect Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb meet former Tripura chief Minister Manik Sarkar in Agartala.

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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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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President Amit Shah, with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh greets former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and others, in Agartala.

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Illustration by Sajith Kumar

Left Democratic Mancha activists raise slogans against an incident in Tripura where a Lenin statue was dismantled, in Guwahati.

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Members of Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) shout slogans against the razing down of the statue of Communist icon Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin, in Tripura state, in Bengaluru.

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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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Makkal Neethi Mayyam founder President Kamal Haasan meets Kerela Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at Circuit house in Chennai.

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Tripura chief minister Manik Sarka leave the Raj Bhavan after submitting his resignation to Governor, in Agartala.

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Former Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar with his party members during a review meeting at CPIM party office in Agartala.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar campaigns in his home turf during the final leg ahead of Tripura Assembly Elections in Dhanpur.

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Flags of BJP and CPI(M) deck up a street of Agartala

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

Manik Sarkar, Sitaram Yechury, Biman Bose, Prakash Karat

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CPI(M) office in Bhatar Bartaman now sells grocery

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

A shanty there that was once CPM office doesn’t allow entry to comrades

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

Deserted party office in Burdwan

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

Jangipara’s CPI(M)’s office is now a tea stall

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

Opposition MPs talks to the media after walking out during the Budget Session at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sharkar addresses an election campaign rally for forthcoming Assembly polls in Dharmanagar.

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CPI(M) workers stage a protest against the alleged anti-people Budget 2018-19, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar addresses an election campaign rally at Gandhigram.

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CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat during an assembly election campaign in the Tribal Areas Autonomous districts in Agartala, Tripura.

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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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Left Front candidates Amal Chakraborty (L), Krishna Majumder (centre) and Ratan Das (R) along with supporters proceed towards the Colletor's Office to file their nomination papers for Tripura Assembly elections, in Agartala.

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Tripura CM Manik Sarkar along with his supporters during the nomination filing procession for the Assembly elections, in Dhanpur, Tripura.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar submits nomination for Tripura Assembly election in Dhanpur.

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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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Members of India’s various left parties and civilians hold placards and shout slogans as they protest against the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New Delhi.

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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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CPI(M) leaders Sitaram Yechury and Brinda Karat attend a public meeting, in Dhanbad.

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Communist Party of India (CPI-M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury during a press conference at Women Press Club in Delhi.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar speaking with gymnast Dipa Karmakar during the inauguration of NSRCC indoor stadium, in Agartala.

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CPI(M) supporters during an election rally in Agartala.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar (L) with CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri during an election rally in Agartala.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and CPI's D Raja during a protest rally on the occasion of 25th anniversary of Babari mosque demolition, in New Delhi.

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Expelled CPI(M) Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee arrives to surrender before the District Session Judge and Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on alleged rape and cheating case, at Balurghat in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

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General Secretary of CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury in talks with party's West Bengal State Secretary Surya Kanta Mishra during an event celebrating 100 years of 'November Revolution', in Kolkata. West Bengal Left Front Chairman Biman Basu is also seen.

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Left front workers pays their tribute at Lenin Statue on the occasion of 100 years of November Revolution, in Kolkata.

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Left Front chairman Biman Bose participate during their mass rally in Kolkata over various issues.

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Center of India Trade Unions leader Shyamal Chakraborty addressing a left parties rally over various issues, in Kolkata.

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Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar meeting Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in his office in Thiruvananthapuram.

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CPI(M) activists holding a protest with mosquito nets against the spread of dengue, in front of Kolkata Municipal Corporation headquarters.

PTI Photo by Ashok Bhaumik

(clockwise from top left) K.R. Gowri Amma, revenue ­minister in the first EMS government; A.K. Gopalan, leader of the Opposition in the first Lok Sabha, 1952 and later one of the CPI(M)’s ­founders; Joseph Mundassery, ­education minister under EMS, 1957-59

Cabinet members in the first council of ministers led by E.M.S. Namboodiripad

Photograph By Rajan Poduval

A memorial to the Punnapra-Vayalar uprising of 1946 in the princely state of Travancore

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EMS, chief minister in Kerala’s first Left government, ­welcomes the then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru at Trivandrum airport

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E.M.S. Namboodiripad takes oath as Kerala CM on April 5, 1957

Photograph By Rajan Poduval

Party office of the CPI-ML Liberation in Siliguri, April 10, 2017

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

Left Front Chairman and CPI(M) politburo member Biman Bose with other leaders and supporters participates in a rally to protest against the Central Government over various issues at Suri in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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Veteran communist leader and former Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan's wife Vasumathy offers a piece of birthday cake on his 94th birthday at his residence in Thiruvananthapuram.

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CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) leaders Sitaram Yechury and Subhashini Ali address workers and media at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

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Former President Pranab Mukherjee with former prime minister Manmohan Singh, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI General Secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and DMK leader Kanimozhi at the release of his book "The Coalition Years" at a function in New Delhi.

PTI Photo by Atul Yadav

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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BJP MP Parvesh Verma stands on a police barricade during the party's Jan Raksha Yatra protest against the alleged killing of RSS and BJP workers in the state of Kerala, outside CPI(M) office in New Delhi.

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Police using water cannons to disperse the Delhi BJP workers during their Janaraksha Yatra to protest against the alleged attacks on the RSS-BJP workers in the state of Kerala, outside CPI(M) office in New Delhi.

PTI Photo by Kamal Singh

Police apprehend a Delhi BJP woman worker during the party's Jan Raksha Yatra to protest against the alleged killing of RSS and BJP workers in the state, outside the CPI(M) office, in New Delhi.

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Police using water cannons to disperse the Delhi BJP workers during their Janaraksha Yatra to protest against the alleged attacks on the RSS-BJP workers in the state of Kerala, outside CPI(M) office in New Delhi.

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

PTI Photo by Kamal Kishore

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 veteran leader V S Achuthanandan initiating a child into the world of letters at the ‘Vidyarambham ceremony, which marks the culmination of the nine-day navaratri festival, is considered an auspicious occasion for children being introduced to learning in Kerala, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarai Vijayan and CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury during the inauguration of party meeting of the 2nd day conference of Communist and Left parties from South Asia in Kochi.

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Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar visited late Journalist Shantanu Bhowmik's home at Jirania, West Tripura. Santanu Bhowmik lost his life on a brutal attack allegedly by IPFT lagoons at Mandwi.

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Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan and DMK working president MK Stalin at a conference on "State Autonomy", in Chennai.

PTI Photo by R Senthil Kumar

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