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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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Ex-IAS takes on former IPS in battle for Bhubaneswar

Posted On : Apr 21,2019,    3:58 pm
Bhubaneswar, April 21 (IANS) It's a fight between a former IAS official and an ex-IPS officer in the prestigious Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha constituency in Odisha. View More..

AI, social media regulation find prominence in poll manifestos

Posted On : Apr 21,2019,    2:10 pm
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Going by the poll manifestos published by major political parties, the use of digital technology is likely to get a boost under the new government that will come to power after the Lok Sabha election results on May 23. View More..

Left, Congress failed Kerala, give BJP a chance: PM

Posted On : Apr 12,2019,    10:52 pm
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a broadside on his party's political rivals in Kerala and said it was time the people of the state gave Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a chance. View More..

Over 81% polling recorded in Tripura

Posted On : Apr 11,2019,    9:26 pm
Agartala, April 11 (IANS) Over 81 per cent of the total of 13,47,381 electorates voted on Thursday for the first phase of balloting in Tripura West parliamentary seat, officials said. View More..

Over 78% voting recorded in Tripura LS polls (Evening Lead)

Posted On : Apr 11,2019,    6:46 pm
Agartala, April 11 (IANS) Over 78 per cent of the total of 13,47,381 electorates voted on Thursday for the first phase of balloting in West Tripura parliamentary seat in Tripura, officials said. View More..

60% voting recorded in Tripura LS polls (2nd Lead)

Posted On : Apr 11,2019,    3:02 pm
Agartala, April 11 (IANS) Around 60 per cent voting was recorded in the first seven hours of polling (up to 2 p.m.) on Thursday for the West Tripura parliamentary constituency in Tripura, election and police officials said. View More..

25% voting recorded in Tripura LS polls

Posted On : Apr 11,2019,    10:34 am
Agartala, April 11 (IANS) Around 25 per cent voting was recorded in the first three hours of polling on Thursday for the West Tripura parliamentary constituency in Tripura, election and police officials said. View More..

Lok Sabha polls: Voting begins in Tripura

Posted On : Apr 11,2019,    7:36 am
Agartala, April 11 (IANS) The voting for Tripura West parliamentary constituency bagan amidst heavy security on Thursday, officials said. View More..

SC declines interim stay on Electoral Bond Scheme

Posted On : Apr 05,2019,    6:20 pm
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to grant an interim stay on the operation of Electoral Bond Scheme, and directed the petitioner NGO objecting to the scheme to approach the court with an appropriate application. View More..

EC clean chit to Modi narrow view of complaint: CPI-M

Posted On : Mar 30,2019,    5:30 pm
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) A day after the Election Commission (EC) gave clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his "Mission Shakti" address, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday dubbed it a "narrow interpretation" of his complaint and said Modi's address to announce a feat achieved by scientists during the election campaign was a "gross misuse" of the office of Prime Minister. View More..

SC to hear PILs challenging electoral bonds

Posted On : Mar 11,2019,    7:52 pm
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear petitions by the Association of Democratic Reforms and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) challenging amendments to various statutes through the Finance Act 2017-2018 for the issuing electoral bonds for poll funding. View More..

Innocent now persona non grata for CPI-M committee

Posted On : Mar 06,2019,    3:16 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) Ace comedian Innocent, who turned giant killer in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from the Chalakudy Lok Sabha seat, is this time a persona non grata for the Chalakudy CPI-M parliamentary committee, who have suggested two other names for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. View More..

Families of murdered Youth Congress workers demand CBI probe

Posted On : Mar 01,2019,    6:54 pm
Kasargode (Kerala) March 1 (IANS) The families of the two murdered Youth Congress workers in Kerala's Kasargode district, on Friday approached the police chief and the state home secretary seeking a CBI probe into the killings. View More..

Renowned Hindi writer Namwar Singh mourned

Posted On : Feb 20,2019,    11:42 am
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Leaders from across the political spectrum, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday condoled the demise of renowned Hindi author and critic Namwar Singh. View More..

BJP amassed over Rs 430 crore in donations, 12 times more than all national parties

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    8:24 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has got over 93 per cent of donations of above Rs 20,000 received by national political parties, during 2017-18, pocketing Rs 437.04 crore of the total Rs 469.89 crore donated by corporates and individuals. View More..

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..



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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