Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicLeft parties

Topic: Left parties

Left leaders attend Chinese embassy event to mark CCP centenary, draw criticism from BJP

On 27 July, CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury, CPI’s D Raja and DMK MP S Senthilkumar among others attended and addressed an online seminar to celebrate 100 years of the Chinese Community Party.

Left parties to hold 15-day protest against rising prices of fuel, essential commodities, drugs

In joint statement, parties say 16-30 June protest will also demand control of prices of essential commodities, and Rs 7,500 per month direct cash transfer to families not in income tax-paying bracket.

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

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Grassroot presence and a ‘natural’ alliance — why the embattled Left did well in Bihar

CPI, CPI(M) & CPI(ML) Liberation won 16 Bihar seats under RJD-led Mahagathbandhan, showing fight despite the Left’s electoral marginalisation in recent years.

With Bihar success, CPI(ML) has smartly blended radicalism and pragmatic politics

CPI(ML) Liberation won 12 seats in Bihar despite relentless propaganda through terms such as ‘Naxalites’, ‘terrorist sympathisers’, ‘China-funded Maoists’, 'tukde-tukde gang'.

Left to consider joining opposition after exit polls paint dismal picture for it

A majority of the exit polls have given zero seats to the Left front in West Bengal.

The leftovers

Congress can celebrate one more destruction of their Left challengers. But its leadership has to remember that each such moment has led its very illustrious leaders ultimately to decline.

Crippling the doctor

Each time the Left drags one of the decisions of the Manmohan Singh cabinet to the UPA chairperson, it demeans not just Congress but also one of the most intellectually-endowed & selfless PMs in India’s history.

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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