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Young boys look at a wall graffiti of Trinamool Congress in Kolkata.

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Two men walk past a wall graffiti of Trinamool Congress party in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee addresses an election campaign rally in Kolkata.

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Left Front Chairman Biman Bose addressing an election campaign meeting at Naowda in Murshidabad.

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CPI(M) women supporters carry pitchers bearing the party symbol during an election campaign rally in Islampur near Siliguri.

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From Left, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee (CPIM), Manzu Majumder (CPI),and Kshiti Goswami (RSP) at a recent rally in Kolkata.

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From Left, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee (CPIM), Manzu Majumder (CPI),and Kshiti Goswami (RSP) at a recent rally in Kolkata.

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From Left, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee (CPIM), Manzu Majumder (CPI), and Kshiti Goswami (RSP) at a recent rally in Kolkata.

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Supporters of CPI (M) party take part in an election rally ahead of the assembly elections in Howrah district of West Bengal.

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CM meets voters in Palghat, north Kerala

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A wall graffiti of Trinamool Congress in Howrah.

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A wall graffiti of TMC ahead of West Bengal assembly election in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee interacts with the college students during an interactive programme as part of his campaign for the state assembly election, in Kolkata.

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A painter paints CPI(M)'s symbol on a wall ahead of the assembly elections at Vadakkumchery in Palakkad district of Kerala.

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

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Lal salam CM Achuthanandan at a CPI(M) rally

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A CPI(M) activists participates in the March against Imperialism in New Delhi. The activists protested against alleged imperialist policies of the government and called for a democratic revolution in India.

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CPI(M) leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee gestures during an interaction with the media in Kolkata ahead of the state assembly polls.

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CPI(M) MP Brinda Karat participates in NFIW's rally on various issues including Women's Reservation Bill on the occasion of International Women's Day in New Delhi.

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A Trinamool Congress worker making a graffiti on a wall for the forthcoming assembly poll, at Nadia district of West Bengal on March 3

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Police take away 9 CPI-M cadres after they were sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment by a local court in Burdwan district for murdering one Congress activists in Durgapur subdivision in 1992.

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CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat (C) and Kapila Vatsayan (L) after the President's speech on the opening day of the Budget session at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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A Left parties supporter holds a placard during a protest against corruption and price rise in Guwahati.

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Third Front and Left parties supporters during a protest demonstration against corruption and price hike in New Delhi.

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TDP President Chandrababu Naidu along with other Third Front and Left parties leaders during a protest demonstration against corruption and price hike 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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Joint Force jawans remove the body of local CPI(M) leader Paramaswas Mandhi, who was brutally killed by Maoist rebels, at Bankura district in West Bengal.

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Sitaram Yechury, Debabrat Biswas and other Left leaders come out after submitting a memorandum to the Election Commission of India in New Delhi.

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Activists of West Bengal Trinamool Congress take part in a candle light protest march against the West Bengal government in Kolkata.

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Activists of West Bengal Trinamool Congress(minority cell) take part in a candle light protest march against West Bengal's CPI(M) government in Kolkata.

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Activists of West Bengal Trinamool Congress(minority cell) take part in a candle light protest march against West Bengal's CPI(M) government in Kolkata.

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Trinamool Congress MPs tying black cloths on their mouths during a protest against West Bengal's CPI(M) government at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) supporters shout slogans during a protest against hike in prices of essential commodities in Srinagar.

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CPI(M) supporters hold a placard during a protest rally against price hike and demanding crop insurance in Srinagar.

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Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee offering tribute to the late CPI(M) leader Jyoti Basu on his first death anniversary in Kolkata.

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Railways Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee pays tribute to the body of Aarati Mondal, a victim of the alleged firing by armed cadre of the CPI(M) at Lalgarh, at SSKM hospital in Kolkata. Aarati succumbed to her injuries on Saturday night.

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Intellectuals listen to the grievances of residents of Netai village, Lalgarh in West Midnapore district in West Bengal, where suspected armed cadre of the CPI(M) opened fire killing innocent villagers, on Tuesday, Jan 11

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West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President Manas Bhunia (2nd R) interacts with residents of Netai village, Lalgarh in West Midnapore district in West Bengal, where suspected armed cadre of the CPI(M) opened fire killing innocent villagers.

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People look at a dead person lying in a pool of blood after suspected CPI(M) armed cadre opened fired from inside a house in Lalgarh, West Midnapore district.

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Joint Force jawans take positions after suspected CPI(M) armed cadre opened fired from inside a house killing six persons, including a woman, in Lalgarh, West Midnapore district.

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A CRPF jawan keeps vigil during a rally of CPI(M) activists at Lalgarh in West Midnapore district of West Bengal.

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Mother of Apurba Sarkar (44), who was brutally murdered allegedly by CPI(M) activists, before Union Minister for State for Shipping Mukul Roy (unseen), at Mahespur village in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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Activists of CPI-M display placards and shout slogans during a protest against price rise of essential commodities in Patna.

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Supporters of Trinamool Congress take part in a protest rally carrying the body of Sanatan Hembrom of Lalgarh, who was allegedly murdered by CPM activists, in Kolkata.

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CPI(M) Politburo member and MP Sitaram Yechury speaks during the 3rd Insitute Lecture Series on "Chronic Capitalism" at IIM in Kolkata.

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Communist Party of India (Marxist) activists raise slogans at a protest against inapt handling by the central government of alleged corruption charges pertaining to the Commonwealth Games, the Adarsh Society land scam and the 2-G telecom scam, in New Delhi.

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Protesting opposition lawmakers hold posters in front of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside the parliament building in New Delhi. The parliament was paralysed for the 18th working day with the opposition demanding a JPC to probe the 2G spectrum scam.

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CPI(M) MP Brinda Karat walks with a placard as she participates along with other Non-NDA opposition leaders in a demonstration demanding JPC probe into the 2G scam, at Parliament House in New Delhi. Parliament remained paralysed for the 18th working day today with no solution in sight to the impasse on the Opposition demand for JPC, raising the spectre of the entire winter session going waste.

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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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CPI(M) MPs from Kerala shout slogans as they stage a protest demanding rail coach factory in Kochi, at Parliament House during the ongoing winter session in New Delhi.

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CPI(M)'s Sitaram Yechury, AIADMK's M Thambidurai, CPI's Gurudas Dasgupta along with other non-NDA opposition leaders arrive to address a press conference after submitting a memorandum to the President demanding a JPC probe into the 2G scam, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Left Front Chairman Biman Basu sits among protesters during a dharna against alleged anti-student and youth policies of the Central government, at Esplanade in Kolkata.

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Trinamool Congress activists take part in rally demanding death sentence for persons accused in the Suchpur mass killing case, in Kolkata.

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Activists of CPI(M) try to break through a police cordon at a protest against visiting U.S. President Barack Obama in New Delhi.

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Activists of CPI(M) raise slogans at a protest against visiting U.S.President Barack Obama in New Delhi. Obama pledged to work more closely with India to combat terrorism around the world, but stopped short of committing the United States to intervene in India's long-standing dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir.

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Left party supporters shout slogans at a protest against alleged corruption in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. BJP demanded a parliamentary investigation into the Commonwealth Games, which were marred by allegations of corruption, construction delays and cost overruns that deeply embarrassed the rising superpower.

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A man takes a nap before closed shops during a day long nationwide strike in Calcutta.

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A hand rickshaw puller with a passenger crosses the Howrah Bridge above the Ganga river during a day long nationwide strike in Calcutta.

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A stranded passenger waits outside the airport during a day long nationwide strike in Calcutta. Workers affiliated to central trade unions today went on a day-long industrial strike across the country to protest against price rise, alleged violation of labour laws and disinvestment in PSUs disrupting normal life in Left-ruled West Bengal and Kerala.

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A rickshaw puller awaits customers as taxis are parked with CPI-M party flags during a day long nationwide strike in Calcutta. Workers affiliated to central trade unions today went on a day-long industrial strike across the country to protest against price rise, alleged violation of labour laws and disinvestment in PSUs disrupting normal life in Left-ruled West Bengal and Kerala.

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Expelled CPI-M MLA Govindaswamy joins the DMK. The size of the silver gift is suddenly the talk of the town

Chemkuri ‘Azad’ Rajkumar, CPI (Maoist) No. 2 and its pro-talks man, is shot dead in an ‘encounter’ in Adilabad, AP. An MTech, he was active since the ’70s.

From Left, CPI leaders Sudhakar Reddy, A B Bardhan, D Raja, center and CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat shout slogans at a demonstration against the rising fuel prices in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) supporters block traffic on Howrah Bridge in Calcutta, demonstrating during a nationwide strike against the hike in fuel prices.

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His say Somnath Chatterjee at his residence in Bolpur, West Bengal

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

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Supporters of the CPI ML shout slogans against the government as they burn an effigy of Warren Anderson, the head of Union Carbide Corp. at the time of the gas leak, at a protest against the Bhopal gas verdict in New Delhi. A court on the June 7, 2010 convicted seven former senior employees of Union Carbide's Indian subsidiary to two years in prison for "death by negligence" for their roles in the 1984 leak of toxic gas that killed an estimated 15,000 people in the world's worst industrial disaster.

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Kolkata: Activists of People's Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) ransacking CPI (M) zonal committee member Chani Karan's residence at Lalgarh in West Midnapore

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Activists shout anti-Israel slogans near the Israel Embassy in New Delhi, as they condemn the deadly raid by Israeli commandos on a Gaza-bound flotilla of activists.

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Activists burn an effigy of Israel in Hyderabad as they condemn the deadly raid by Israeli commandos on a Gaza-bound flotilla of activists. Israel has come under censure worldwide ever since its naval commandos stormed the aid flotilla in international waters on Monday.

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CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat addressing Left parties activists during their 'Jail Bharo Andolan', in protest against price rise in Patna.

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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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Activists of CPI (ML) shouting slogans during a protest demonstration demanding immediate roll back of hike in the fuel prices and increase in social security fund in New Delhi.

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“I HAVE EXITED....” CPI(M) central committee man W.R. VARADARAJAN’S last e-mail before he drowned in a lake. The party had ousted him for “moral turpitude” in its ‘rectification’ purge.

The body of former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu is carried on a gun carriage as people and cadres walk beside in Calcutta. A sea of humanity today bade a solemn farewell to the legendary Marxist leader Jyoti Basu, who was given a state funeral with military honours after leaders across the political spectrum paid homage to one of the tallest leaders of the Communist movement in India.

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Kolkata mourns as people throng to join the last journey of the Communist patriarch Jyoti Basu who died on January 17

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Left leaders A B Bardhan, Gurudas Dasgupta and D Raja paying homage to former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu in Kolkata. Basu died after a prolonged illness.

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Students of Golden Sand Art Institute of Sudarshan Pattnaik make a sand sculpture of former Chief Minister West Bengal Jyoti Basu, who died in Kolkata, at Puri beach on Sunday.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paying homage to former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu at CPI(M) headquarters in New Delhi.

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A wax model of veteran Communist leader and former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu in Kolkata.

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People look on as the body of former West Bengal Chief Minster Jyoti Basu is shifted to a morgue in Calcutta. Veteran communist leader Jyoti Basu, who in 1996 came close to becoming India's prime minister, died after a prolonged illness. He was 96.

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Former PM Inder Kumar Gujral pays floral tribute to former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu at CPI-M office in New Delhi.

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An artist gives final touches to a pencil sketch of former Chief Minister of West Bengal Jyoti Basu, who is ailing and has been admitted to a hospital, in Kolkata.

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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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An old woman is moved to tears after the violence caused by the alleged capturing of villages by CPI(M) goons in Birbhum, West Bengal.

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