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Sitaram Yechury

Sitaram Yechury is an Indian politician and a leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He was elected as its General Secretary on 19 April 2015. He is a member of the politburo of CPI (M) and the party's Parliamentary group leader.

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Parliament played prominent role to keep democratic system intact: Yechury
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Yechury terms Basu’s ‘economic reforms’ remark to be flimsy excuse
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No consensus yet on Lokpal Bill: Yechury
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Left asks PM to resolve ongoing row over Trivedi’s resignation
With Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi asking Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee to convey the party’s decision in writing over a decision to down from his post, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday described it as an unprecedented mess in the history of parliamentary democracy.

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Yechury calls for inclusion of India Inc under Lokpal
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Yechury backs BJP stand on Constitutional amendment
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Concrete amendments are in progress to further strengthen Lokpal Bill: Yechury
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CPI (M) refuses to comment on Lokpal Bill for now
Amid the standoff between the Centre and Team Anna over the passage of an effective Lokpal Bill, Communist Party of India (Marxist) lawmaker Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said the entire process of parliamentary democracy is getting undermined, and added that his party would wait for the government to table the final draft of the anti-graft bill in Parliament before making any observations.

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Yechury claims Government unwilling to commit to table Lokpal Bill in this session
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Yechury claims CPI (M) regaining confidence in West Bengal
Senior Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Monday claimed that the party is regaining its lost confidence amongst the people of West Bengal. ANI

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The Jammu and Kashmir Situation: The visit of the APD and beyond
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Yechury favours all party talks on Darjeeling issue
Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury has said all political parties from the Darjeeling hills should be invited for the next round of talks on the interim set-up for the region. ANI

Yechury dismisses need for cap fixed in Nuclear Liability Bill
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury has dismissed the need for cap fixed in the Nuclear Liability Bill. ANI

Maoists need ideological introspection: Yechury
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) leader Sitaram Yechury has said the Maoists need to introspect about their ideology before beginning back-channel peace talks with the government. ANI

Left corners Mamata over Maoists remark
The Communists along with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) attacked Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee in the Rajya Sabha over her remarks on the killing of Maoist leader Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad. ANI

Yechury accuses Mamata of having nexus with Maoists


New Delhi, Aug 18 (NAI): CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury today accused Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee of having a nexus with outlawed Maoists. ANI

Parliament asks Govt. to consider common mans plight and curb inflation
The Parliament on Thursday asked the United Progressive Alliance government to take further effective steps to curb inflation for the sake of common-man after the issue was thoroughly discussed for three days in both Houses-Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. A day after Lok Sabha passed a resolution, seeking government action to rein in the spiralling prices, the Rajya Sabha on Thursday approved a similar motion.This House takes a considered view of inflation and urges the government to take further effective action to contain its (inflation) impact on common man, the resolution stated. ANI

CPI (M) pointing out Trinamool-Naxal relations based on Maoists statements: Yechury
CPI (M) on Thursday said that the partys contention that the Trinamool congress has links with Maoists is based on the statements made by Maoist leaders. ANI

Sitaram Yechury presents Bill on road safety
Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture Sitaram Yechury presented a report on The National Road Safety and Traffic Management Board Bill in the national capital on Wednesday. ANI

Follow US footsteps in Bhopal gas tragedy case: Sitaram Yechury
Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury has said the Union Government should deal with the Bhopal gas tragedy the way the US dealt with British Petroleum (BP) for the oil spill it caused in Gulf of Mexico. ANI

CPI (M) slams Govt for not criticizing Israel for flotilla attack
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday has slammed the ruling Congress party-led UPA government for not naming Israel while criticizing the Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid carrying flotilla. ANI

Buddhadeb skips politburo meet in New Delhi
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee didnt attend the politburo meet of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) which commenced here on Saturday after the partys defeat in West Bengals civic body polls. ANI

Protest against Israeli attack on pro-Palestinian peace activists staged in Delhi
The Committee for Solidarity with Palestine and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) members took out a protest march here on Wednesday against the Israeli attack on a fleet of boats carrying 700 pro-Palestinian peace activists and 10,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. ANI

CPI-M snubs Mamata Banerjees allegations over West Bengal train mishap
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury on Saturday rubbished Railway Minister Mamata Banrejees charges against CPI-M with regard to Fridays Gyaneshwari Express train mishap, asserting that she is covering up the lapses of her ministry into the incident. ANI

CPI-M seeks A. Rajas resignation on 2G-spectrum scam
Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury reiterated his partys demand for the resignation of Communication Minister A Raja over the 2G telecom spectrum allocation controversies. 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

Opposition stalls Parliament, demands JPC probe into phone-tapping case
The phone-tapping of political leaders allegedly by the Government agencies brought the Parliament to a standstill once again here on Wednesday. ANI

Opposition seeks probe into IPL controversy by Parliamentary committee
Lawmakers belonging to opposition parties sought on Friday a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into alleged financial irregularities in the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament. ANI

Third Front says will take on UPA Government on price rise
Leaders of 13 political parties, constituting the Third Front, have decided to take on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance on the price rise on April 27. ANI

CPI-M demands explanation from PM on increasing Maoist violence
CPI (M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury has said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh owes an explanation on increasing Maoists violence, despite repeated announcements by him that the dangers posed by the ultras happen to be the gravest threat to the countrys internal security. ANI

UPA Govt. backs off, avoids introducing Nuke Liability Bill
The expected face-off between the UPA Government and the Opposition over the formers proposed Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill has fizzled out with the UPA saying it will not table the Bill that provides for compensation in case of a nuclear accident for discussion today. ANI

UPA Government, Opposition set to square off in Parliament on Nuke Liability Bill
The UPA Government and the Opposition are likely to engage in a heated debate over the formers proposed Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill that provides for compensation in case of a nuclear accident. ANI

Nuclear Damage Bill to be introduced in Lok Sabha
The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, which provides for compensation in case of a nuclear accident and is key to operationalise the Indo-US nuclear deal,is all set to be introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday.l ANI

Bring Womens Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha, says Opposition
Even as the historic Womens Reservation Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Communist Party now have decided that it will put pressure on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government to bring the Bill in the Lok Sabha. ANI

All party meet postponed to Tuesday following RJD, SP protest
The all-party meeting called by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manomhan Singh, to discuss differences over the Womens Reservation Bill, was postponed to Tuesday just after it was briefly held at 4.15 p.m. on Monday amidst protest by the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Samajwadi Party and to form a better floor strategy in the House. ANI

Rajya Sabha adjourned till mid-day
The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) forced the Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari to adjourn proceedings in the House as they targeted the Centre over its failure to check the price rise. ANI

Parliamentary panel slams Indian Airlines, Air India merger
A parliamentary panel on Thursday criticized the Governments hasty decision of merging Indian Airlines and Air India, saying that the merger has only created an unfortunate situation. ANI

Pall of gloom descends on political circles as Jyoti Basu passes away
A pall of gloom has descend on political circles of the country with the passing away of Communist patriarch and former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu who left for heavenly abode on Sunday morning at a private hospital following multi-organ failure at the age of 95. ANI

Manmohan Singh to visit critically ill Jyoti Basu
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is expected to visit the AMRI hospital in Salt Lake to see CPM leader and former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu, whose health condition is still reported to be critical. ANI

Parliament witnesses heated debate on Liberhan report
Both Houses of the Parliament on Monday witnessed a heated debate on the findings of Liberhan Commission of inquiry into the demolition of the Babri Mosque. ANI

Chidambaram assures MPs that W.Bengal will not attract Presidents rule
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday assured members of Parliament that the UPA Government had no intention of imposing Presidents Rule in West Bengal, and was only sending a central facting finding team to that state in a bid to assist the government there on the issue of law and order. ANI

Opposition protests Central teams visit to Bengal, Rajya Sabha adjourned
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice on Monday following protests over the Centres decision to send an official team to West Bengal to asses the situation arising out of a series of violent incidents over the last few months. ANI

Exemplary punishment to those found guilty by Liberhan: CPI-M
CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury has asked the Congress-led UPA Government to pursue cases against those found responsible for the demolition of Babri Masjid in December 1992 by the Liberhan Commission. ANI

Yechury condemns attack on IBN news channels
Communist Party of India (Marxist)s politburo member Sitaram Yechury has condemned the vandalisation of IBN news channels in Mumbai by the Shiv Sena activists. ANI

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