Thursday, 29 September, 2022
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Topic: CPM

Decimated in elections, Bengal’s stunned Communists see no light at the end of the tunnel

Not only has the CPI(M)-led Left Front drawn a blank, for the first time since the 1952 elections, its vote-share has dropped to a paltry 5%. 

Kerala’s Deng Xiaoping, Pinarayi Vijayan is showing Bengal’s Left how it’s done

With the LDF's historic win in Kerala, CM Pinarayi Vijayan has further increased his clout before the CPM's central leadership, especially with the Left drawing a blank in Bengal.

Trinamool looks set to break Congress-CPM stranglehold on Murshidabad & Malda 

According to early trends, the TMC is leading in 14 of 17 seats in Murshidabad and 6 of 12 seats in Malda. Congress-CPM alliance yet to open account in Malda.

Drums, prayers, Theyyam & CPM flags painting state red — the colours of Kerala election

Kerala’s geography changes every hundred kilometres, making the cliche so true of Kerala — This is truly God’s own country.

UDF had a chance in Kerala. Then Congress played a dangerous communal game

United Democratic Front may think losing the Kerala election will be the beginning of its end. But Congress' campaign may have already laid the path.

Aishe Ghosh, Kanhaiya Kumar are doing what Left leaders should have done long ago

JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh’s decision to contest West Bengal election marks a welcome change in what has been at the root of Left's decline in India.

Why liberals are wary of Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF’s return in Kerala

The LDF rule in Kerala has never seen such a personality cult built around the chief minister. Critics have even compared Pinarayi Vijayan to Narendra Modi.

Aishe Ghosh, ‘outspoken, outsider’ trying to ride JNU protest fame in Bengal elections

JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh is the CPI(M) candidate from Bengal's Jamuria. Opposition welcomes 'young leader', but says she might need more time to understand the region.

Introspect, not attack V-Dem for ‘electoral autocracy’ remark. There’s no Western bias here

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Why both BJP and Trinamool see advantage in Congress-CPM tie-up for Bengal polls

Congress and CPM fought 2016 assembly elections together, accounting for almost 39% of vote-share. In 2019, the alliance split, a move that hurt both parties badly.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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