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CP Vietnam Polit Bureau Member Visits India

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and central secretariat member Hari Singh Kang, met Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Polit Bureau member of Communist Party of Vietnam and chairperson of the National Assembly of Socialist Republic of Vietnam and discussed various issues of mutual interest. Nguyen Thu Kim Ngan is on a four day official visit to India from December 8 to 11, 2016.

On behalf of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Thu Kim Ngan extended an invitation to Sitaram Yechury to visit Vietnam next year. 

‘Major Defense Partner’ of US tag compromises India’s Sovereignty, Strategic Autonomy: Yechury to PM

SITARAM Yechury has written to the Prime Minister raising concerns over the finalisation of ‘Major Defense Partner’ designation to India by the US. In a letter on December 12, the CPI(M) general secretary wrote, “This is a significant departure from India’s longstanding policy on defence relations and it has been done without taking Parliament into confidence.” This move also fuels serious apprehensions about the government compromising India’s sovereignty and strategic autonomy.

Another Step in Military Alliance with US

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on December 9, 2016.

THE Modi government has taken yet another step in entangling India in a military alliance with the United States of America. The terms for India being accorded the status of a major defence partner of the US has been finalised during the visit of the US secretary of defence Asthon Carter.

‘Viva Fidel’ Reverberates through the Condolence Meeting in New Delhi

“FIDEL continues to live among all us Cubans and we will continue to carry forward the legacy of Fidel Castro by staying true to the revolution”, pledged the Cuban Ambassador Oscar Martinez. He was speaking at the memorial meeting organised by both the Communist Party of India (Marxist), CPI(M) and the Communist Party of India, CPI to pay homage to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution in New Delhi.

Continue Protest Movement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on November 29, 2016.

THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) greets the lakhs of people who came out into the streets on November 28 to protest against the attack on their livelihoods and the burdens imposed upon the people through the withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.

West Bengal Left Front on By-election results

THE by-elections to Coochbehar, Tamluk Lok Sabha and Manteswar assembly constituencies in West Bengal have turned into a total farce. The ruling party in the state had created an atmosphere of terror even before the elections process was duly started. In many assembly areas, the ruling party did not allow the Left Front to campaign, voters were threatened. On the day of voting, hundreds of polling booths were captured and false voting took place without any limit. The result and the margin of votes clearly reflect this farce.

Left Front won in Assembly By-elections in Tripura

THE results of the by-elections to two assembly constituencies in Tripura were declared on November 22. Left Front sponsored CPI(M) candidates won both the seats with decisive margins against their nearest contestants. While CPI(M) candidate Jhumu Sarkar won with a margin of 3,374 over his nearest BJP contestant in Barjala, Biswajit Datta came out victorious with a thumping lead of 16,094 against the TMC candidate in Khowai. Following the victory of these elections, Left Front’s strength in the 60-member Tripura assembly will now be 51.

On Pukrayan Rail Accident

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on November 20.

THE Polit Bureau expresses its shock and sorrow at the loss of over 63 lives reported till this morning in the terrible railway accident that took place in Pukrayan near Kanpur early this morning. It conveys its deep condolences to the families of those killed and expresses sympathy with those injured.

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