BJP Loses Assembly Elections

Sitaram Yechury It may, indeed, appear ironic to the cynical who had sealed the future of socialism with the close of the 20th century, that the present situation in India should offer tremendous opportunities for the Left to advance. The massive erosion of the BJP’s popular support, as

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Remembering EMS

Sitaram Yechury Elamkulam Manakkal Sankaran Namboodiripad. My first brush with this name came many years before I understood what politics was all about. That was in 1967. As an school student, one literally had to memorise this long complicated name to answer an inevitable question of general

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Recitation of Saraswati Vandana

Behind the recent controversies centering around the recitation of saraswati vandana and vande mataram lies the fundamental diabolic strategy of the RSS and the Saffron Brigade to impose their vision of a `Hindu Rash¬tra’ negating the very basis of a modern Indian state based on

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Nuclear Tests

Sitaram Yechury It is, indeed, heartening to see the country rise as one man to hail our scientific community on the successful nuclear tests. And, in a rare show of solidarity, the nation, cutting across all shades of the political spectrum, has resolved to fight the sanctions imposed by some

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International Meeting in Greece

Sitaram Yechury In the end of May, the Communist Party of Greece hosted an international meeting on the theme “The Communist Parties Under The Current Conditions”. This meeting was to mark two events — the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the Greek Party and the 150th

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For The Sake Of Bharat, Quit

Sitaram Yechury As the Assembly elections draw close, the BJP’s desperation is growing to a high pitch. Unable to face the mounting people’s wrath against the murderous price rise, the BJP’s ridiculous claims of “good governance” is reaching unprecedented heights

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Dec 11 Strike of Working Class

Sitaram Yechury By the time we reach our readers, India would have witnessed one of the most significant of striking action by the working class. The nation-wide industrial strike on December 11th coinciding with the second day of the two day all-India strike of public sector employees brought

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Budget and CII

Sitaram Yechury It has now become customary for the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to invite representatives from major political parties apart from the ruling party ministers to address its national conference and annual session. This year, this experience has been unique in many

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BJP’s First Budget

Sitaram Yechury The budget for this year presented by the first BJP-led government to the country represents a frontal attack on the livelihood of millions of working people. This budget is neither “Swadeshi” nor growth oriented. It contains proposals that will unleash an

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