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Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Communist Party of India (Marxist) is one of the national political parties in the country.

The CPI (M) was established after separation from the Communist Party of India in 1964.

CPI (M) espouses the views of social justice, social equality and a stateless and classless society in India. It is a party of the working groups that fights for the issues of workers, peasants, farmers, agriculturists and others working group in India. According to CPI (M) it has approximately 1,042,287 members.....

CPM News

Christians attacked in MP over alleged conversion, 30 detained

Posted On : Dec 15,2017,    10:42 pm
Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) Right-wing Hindutva activists attacked Catholic carol singers in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district and also set a priest's car ablaze, accusing them of religious conversion. The police detained over 30 members of the Catholic choir group, including priests. View More..

CPI-M's Yechury to attend meet in China

Posted On : Nov 29,2017,    8:40 pm
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury will participate in a four-day meet convened by the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing, his party said on Wednesday. View More..

Himachal records over 10% polling in two hours

Posted On : Nov 09,2017,    11:30 am
Shimla, Nov 9 (IANS) More than 10 per cent polling was recorded in two hours for the 68-seat Himachal Pradesh assembly elections that began amid tight security on Thursday, an election official said here. View More..

Left parties stage protest against GST meet

Posted On : Sep 09,2017,    3:46 pm
Hyderabad, Sep 9 (IANS) Leaders and activists of the Left parties on Saturday tried to march towards the venue of the Goods and Services Tax Council meeting here, to demand its rollback. View More..

Tripura party threatens agitation over separate state demand

Posted On : Jul 26,2017,    4:10 pm
Agartala, July 26 (IANS) After a regional party blocked the National Highway and lone railway line in Tripura for more than 10 days demanding a separate state for tribals, another tribal entity on Wednesday threatened to launch an agitation over the same demand. View More..

Telugu states vote in presidential poll

Posted On : Jul 17,2017,    11:06 am
Hyderabad/Amaravati, July 17 (IANS) Polling began in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh assemblies for the country's 14th President on Monday. View More..

Presidential poll: 33% in electoral college have criminal record

Posted On : Jul 14,2017,    7:58 pm
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) As the nation is set to elect a new President, a report by a think tank said on Friday that around 33 per cent of members in the electoral college, which includes members of both houses of Parliament as well as state assemblies, have declared criminal cases against them. View More..

Post demonetisation corruption, terrorism flourishing: Yechury

Posted On : May 09,2017,    12:24 pm
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation saying corruption, black money and terrorism which he sought to end with the note ban, were flourishing post the economic move. View More..

Himachal CPI(M) unit slams government for de-notifying highways

Posted On : Apr 06,2017,    2:04 pm
Shimla, April 6 (IANS) The CPI(M) on Thursday slammed the Himachal Pradesh government for de-notifying 16 state highways into district roads to bypass the Supreme Court order to stop selling liquor along these roads. View More..

Government sensitive towards farmers' issues: Minister

Posted On : Mar 29,2017,    3:42 pm
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The central government is "sensitive" towards the problems and challenges faced by the farmers and all possible help is being provided to them, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. View More..

Opposition leaders flay Modi government for 'authoritarian style'

Posted On : Feb 10,2017,    11:06 pm
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Calling the BJP-led government at the Centre "suppressor of freedom of speech", especially in the wake of demonetisation move, opposition leaders on Friday criticised the Centre for its authoritarian ways and called for maximum unity among the opposition. View More..

CPI-M condemns 'police repression' in West Bengal

Posted On : Jan 18,2017,    1:34 pm
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Condemning the "police firing" on villagers protesting "forced" land acquisition in West Bengal's South 24-Parganas, the CPI-M on Wednesday asked the Mamata Banerjee government to resolve the issue through talks. View More..

Kerala opposition slams government for poor plan implementation

Posted On : Jan 13,2017,    6:42 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) The Congress-led UDF and the BJP in Kerala on Friday slammed the state government for poor implementation of the Rs 24,000 crore state Annual Plan for 2016-17 fiscal, which has not even touched 33 per cent. View More..

CPI-M to 'hang' Modi over failure of demonetisation

Posted On : Jan 11,2017,    3:14 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 11 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (Marxist) will hold a special programme in 14 district headquarters in the state where Prime Minister Narendra Modi would face a mock trial and would be hanged. View More..

Trinamool MP's arrest delayed, much awaited: CPI-M

Posted On : Jan 03,2017,    8:28 pm
Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Tuesday said Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay's arrest by the CBI in the Rose Valley chit fund scam was "much awaited" and accused the Narendra Modi government of delaying the arrest. View More..

Opposition parties boycott Telangana assembly

Posted On : Dec 29,2016,    4:36 pm
Hyderabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Barring the BJP, opposition parties on Thursday boycotted the Telangana assembly to protest against the manner in which the new Land Acquisition Bill was passed in the House on Wednesday. View More..

Tripura double delight: insurgency-free literacy topper (2016 In Retrospect)

Posted On : Dec 23,2016,    2:08 pm
Agartala, Dec 23 (IANS) It was a year of double delight for Tripura. The border state emerged as an island of peace in the otherwise violence-prone northeastern India with no incident of militancy reported in 2016 -- and also topped India's literacy map with a nearly 97 per cent rate, beating Kerala at 94 per cent. View More..

Only 16 of every 250 fake notes detected in India

Posted On : Nov 24,2016,    12:08 pm
Is India doing enough to detect fake notes, cited by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a significant reason for withdrawing 86 per cent of India's currency, a process popularly known as 'demonetisation'? View More..

CPI-M blames Modi for parliament logjam over demonetisation

Posted On : Nov 22,2016,    5:06 pm
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Blaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for continued disruptions in parliament over demonetisation, the CPI-M on Tuesday demanded that the central government acknowledge that over 70 people have died following its move to demonetise higher denomination notes. View More..

Students Islamic Organisation seeks action against Najeeb's assaulters

Posted On : Nov 21,2016,    6:02 pm
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Members of the Students Islamic Organisation (SIO) of India held a protest march here on Monday demanding action against those who assaulted JNU scholar Najeeb Ahmed prior to his disappearance in October. View More..

About Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Communist Party of India (Marxist) History

Communist Party of India (Marxist) is one of the national political parties in the country. The CPI (M) was established after separation from the Communist Party of India in 1964.

CPI (M) espouses the views of social justice, social equality and a stateless and classless society in India. It is a party of the working groups that fights for the issues of workers, peasants, farmers, agriculturists and others working group in India. According to CPI (M) it has approximately 1,042,287 members. The major objective of the CPI (M) is to accomplish a society ruled by the "despotism of the proletariat."

The election symbol of the CPI (M) is a hammer and a sickle, intersecting each other. This is usually represented on a red-colored flag, standing for any communist party. The symbol is very important as it shows that party is very concerned with problems of the peasants, farmers, and labourers.

CPI (M) represents the anti-capitalist and anti-globalization forces in the country. It makes strategies to combat them.

The CPI (M), in support with its trade unions deals with the issues of the workers.

Top leaders of party

Prakash Karat is the General Secretary of CPI(M). He became a member of the Politburo in 1992. He was one of the founders of the Student Federation of India (SFI), the student wing of the CPI (M). SitaramYechury is another leader of CPI (M). He became a Politburo member in 1992. He is Rajya Sabha member from West Bengal since 2005.

BasudevAcharia of CPI (M) is member of 15thLok Sabha, He was an All India Vice President of the CITU, a workers' union of the CPI (M). Manik Sarkar is one of the most important leaders of the CPI (M). He became a Politburo member at an early age and now is the Chief Minister of Tripura.

Party Functioning

The CPI (M) party is governed by a pyramidal hierarchical structure, with the Polit Bureau at the head. It formulates party's strategies, takes important decisions and implements them. The party follows the ideologies of 'Democratic Centralism'. Anyone cannot become member of the CPI(M) and only those who learn the teachings of Marx and Lenin, through regular classes held by the party and join the party can be considered for the same. The first General Secretary of the CPIM was P. Sundarayya. He was followed by E.M.S. Namboodiripad. The present General Secretary is Prakash Karat. He is in office since 2005.

Political success of the party:

The CPI (M) is politically active in almost all the states of India. It however has marked presence in West Bengal, Tripura and in Kerala. The CPI(M) ran the government in West Bengal for a record period of 34 years till 2011. In Kerala, there is a trend of CPI (M) rule in alternative elections. CPI (M) is in power in Tripura with Manik Sarkar as its Chief Minister.

The CPIM has numerous mass organizations like its labour wing; Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), its peasant wing All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), its student wings; Students Federation of India (SFI) and its youth wing Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), its women wing, All India Democratic Women's Association.

(AIDWA) AIDWA organize political gatherings and street-plays to generate awareness among the women in the country.

The CPI (M) is part of the Left Front that supports the Congress-led UPA government but has reservations on a number of its agendas.

The CPI (M) works for uplifting the weaker section of the society. It puts forward innovative strategies to mobilize the working class of India. The primary aim of the CPI (M) is transform the condition of the browbeaten group of the country.

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