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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.....
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CPM News

BJP's cronyism drove economy to its lowest point: CPI-M

Posted On : Nov 15,2018,    5:14 pm
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Accusing the Modi government of mismanaging the economy, the CPI-M on Thursday said that corruption and institutionalization of cronyism under the government had driven the Indian economy to hit its lowest point. View More..

Left parties condemn lathicharge on farmers at Delhi-UP border

Posted On : Oct 02,2018,    7:06 pm
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Left parties on Tuesday condemned police lathicharge on farmers at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border as the farmers tried to enter the capital to reach Mahatma Gandhis samadhi at Rajghat. View More..

Opposition joins hands over Bharat Bandh (Roundup)

Posted On : Sep 09,2018,    8:54 pm
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Most opposition parties on Sunday expressed support to the Bharat Bandh called by the Congress and Left Front over rising fuel prices in a showdown with the Modi government that has evaded a direct explanation to the non-stop rise in fuel prices. View More..

Left parties announce nationwide stir on Sept 10

Posted On : Sep 07,2018,    7:18 pm
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) Protesting against rising prices of petroleum products and demanding the promised remunerative prices of crops and loan waiver for the farmers across the country , the Left parties on Friday called for a nationwide strike on September 10, the day the Congress has announced 'Bharat bandh'. View More..

Left parties protest in Bihar against Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes

Posted On : Aug 28,2018,    2:42 pm
Patna, Aug 28 (IANS) Leaders and workers of Left parties on Tuesday formed a human chain across the district headquarters in Bihar to protest against the Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes and the failure of the state government to maintain law and order. View More..

CPI(M) to decide its electoral tie-ups in next two months

Posted On : Aug 04,2018,    9:00 pm
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Saturday said it would decide on alliances and seat adjustment for the upcoming elections in states in two months. It recognised BJP as its 'number one target' in the national elections and Trinamool Congress in West Bengal as its key adversary. View More..

Of 18 states ruled by BJP, only one is in top five best-governed ones: Study

Posted On : Jul 27,2018,    1:10 pm
Mumbai, July 27 (IndiaSpend/IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), or a political alliance it is a part of, governs 18 of 29 states in India, home to nearly 63% of the countrys population. But only one BJP-ruled state, Himachal Pradesh, made it to the list of five best-governed states in India, according to a new study. View More..

Kejriwal's sit-in protest at LG house continues (Roundup)

Posted On : Jun 14,2018,    11:32 pm
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his three Cabinet colleagues continued their sit-in protest at Lt Governor's office for the third day on Thursday despite falling sugar levels of fasting ministers and allegations of bringing the government work to a standstill. View More..

Maharashtra farmers protest against agrarian distress

Posted On : Mar 10,2018,    6:40 pm
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) A protest march by 30,000 farmers against the failure of the BJP-led government to address agrarian distress entered Mumbai on Saturday. View More..

BJP confident of winning Karnataka poll after Tripura win

Posted On : Mar 03,2018,    8:18 pm
Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a majority in the Tripura Assembly elections, the party's state unit Chief B.S. Yeddyurappa on Saturday exuded confidence in winning over 150 of the 224 assembly constituencies in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly poll due in April-May. View More..

BJP used money, muscle power to win Tripura: Yechury

Posted On : Mar 03,2018,    7:00 pm
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Accepting the Tripura mandate, Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday charged the BJP with using money and muscle power to win the state assembly elections. View More..

BJP used money, muscle power to win Tripura: Yechury

Posted On : Mar 03,2018,    5:42 pm
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Accepting the Tripura mandate, Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday charged the BJP with using money and muscle power to win the state assembly elections. View More..

Banking sector crisis part of larger mess: CPI-M leader

Posted On : Feb 23,2018,    9:36 pm
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Nilotpal Basu on Friday said the present crisis in the banking sector is part of a larger crisis the country is facing on multiple fronts. View More..

Protests, sloganeering mar PM's LS speech

Posted On : Feb 07,2018,    4:28 pm
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Protests and sloganeering by the Congress and Left party members echoed in the Lok Sabha as Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied to a debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's Speech, in which he slammed previous Congress-led governments for not doing enough for the country's progress. View More..

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..



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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