Friday, 20 May, 2022

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.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.