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Communist Party of India (Marxist)

The Communist Party of India-Marxist is a political party in India. The party is often abbreviated as CPI(M) or CPM. The CPI(M) is a left-wing Marxist political party in India. It has a strong presence in the states of Kerala, West Bengal and Tripura.

Prominent National Leaders of the CPI(M)

Timeline

On February 18, 2011 CPI (M) criticized DMK for it’s involvement in the 2G scam.

Expulsion of Somnath Chatterjee

The CPI(M) expelled Somnath Chatterjee from the party following the laters refusal to resign from the post of the Speaker of Lok Sabha after the left party withdrew support to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government over the India-US civil nuclear deal.

CPI(M) Andhra Pradesh

CPM Andhra Pradesh Leaders

Timeline

The CPI(M) has demanded strict guidelines for implementation of SC and ST sub-plan. A state-level meeting of the leaders demanded the set up of an ombudsman to oversee the implementation of the legislation. Jan 4, 2013

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Protest against Israeli attack on pro-Palestinian peace activists staged in Delhi
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Congress, CPI-M accept defeat in Kolkata Municipal Corporation
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CPI-M, Asian Centre for Human Rights condemn Dantewada massacre
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CPI-M seeks apology from Trinamool over unparliamentarily language against its leader
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Big turnout witnessed during Tripura ADC polls
Polls for the sixth council of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) were held under tight security here on Monday. ANI

Farooq Abdullah, Sitaram Yechury hail capping of tenures of heads of sports bodies
Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday appreciated the decision of the Sports Ministry to cap the tenure of office-bearers in various sports bodies. ANI

Supreme Court quashes bail granted to Pappu Yadav
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12-hour shutdown paralyses normal life in Tripura
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Trinamool MPs accuse West Bengal Government of promoting state-sponsored terrorism
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Sitaram Yechury in verbal spat with Chidambaram over Maoist attack
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Third Front leaders meet on price rise issue
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Brinda Karat accuses Trinamool Congress of providing support to Maoists
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat on Friday accused the Trinamool Congress of providing assistance to the Maoists. ANI

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