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Communist Party of India

The Communist Party of India espouses the cause of the working class in India.

CPI was a part of the freedom struggle that envisaged a socialist India.

The CPI was established on 25 December 1925 at the Party's first conference in Kanpur. The prominent members who founded this party were M.N.Roy, Abani Mukherjee, and Evelyn Trent Roy wife of M.N. Roy, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Siddiqui and others.....
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CPI News

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..

Stop merger of public sector banks: CPI-M

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    4:06 pm
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The CPI-M on Tuesday urged the government to stop the merger of three nationalized banks, saying it will weaken all three post unification. View More..

Chargesheet filed against Kanhaiya Kumar, others in JNU sedition case

Posted On : Jan 14,2019,    8:54 pm
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Three years after former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were arrested for alleged sedition, the Delhi Police on Monday filed a charge-sheet naming them and seven Kashmiri students as accused in the case saying anti-national slogans were raised at the event. View More..

Chargesheet filed against Kanhaiya Kumar, others in JNU sedition case

Posted On : Jan 14,2019,    6:32 pm
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Three years after former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were arrested for alleged sedition, the Delhi police on Monday filed a chargesheet naming them and seven Kashmiri students as accused in the case. View More..

Kanhaiya Kumar questions timing of chargesheet, says it's politically motivated

Posted On : Jan 14,2019,    4:38 pm
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday questioned the timing of Delhi Police filing a chargesheet against him and others in a sedition case, attributing "political motive" of the "failed" Modi government to the police action. View More..

Tripura shutdown cripples life in Tripura tribal areas

Posted On : Jan 12,2019,    8:00 pm
Agartala, Jan 12 (IANS) A 12-hour shutdown, called by six tribal parties in the tribal areas of Tripura to protest police firing earlier this week injuring six youths agitating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, crippled life on Saturday, police said. View More..

Tribal parties call for shutdown in Tripura on Saturday

Posted On : Jan 11,2019,    3:38 pm
Agartala, Jan 11 (IANS) Six tribal parties have called for a 12-hour shutdown in Tripura on Saturday to protest police firing earlier this week injuring six youths agitating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, an official said on Friday. View More..

Tripura orders magisterial probe into police firing on tribal youths

Posted On : Jan 10,2019,    5:28 pm
Agartala, Jan 10 (IANS) The BJP-led Tripura government on Thursday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the police firing on Tuesday injuring six tribal youths, agitating against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. View More..

Life affected in Tripura on second day of trade union strike

Posted On : Jan 09,2019,    6:52 pm
Agartala, Jan 9 (IANS) Normal life in Tripura was affected for the second day on Wednesday due to the nationwide shutdown called by 10 central trade unions in protest against the "pro-corporate, anti-workers and anti-people policies" of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. View More..

Sabarimala crisis created by Kerala Chief Minister, says Sabarimala Action Council

Posted On : Jan 08,2019,    11:14 pm
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The All India Sabarimala Action Council on Tuesday said the current law and order situation in Kerala is a direct result of actions taken by the 'Marxist' Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and demanded his resignation and an apology "for his actions against the Hindus and Sabarimala devotees in particular". View More..

Citizenship Bill protest: 6 tribal youths hurt in police firing in Tripura, normal life hit in Mizoram

Posted On : Jan 08,2019,    8:50 pm
Agartala/Aizawl, Jan 8 (IANS) Six tribal youths agitating against the Citizenship Amendment Bill were injured in police firing in Tripura as normal life was crippled in Mizoram on Tuesday following an 11-hour shutdown called by the North-East Students Organization (NESO). View More..

Supreme Court verdict strong indictment of Narendra Modi, says Opposition

Posted On : Jan 08,2019,    7:46 pm
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Congress and other opposition parties on Tuesday said the Supreme Court verdict reinstating Alok Verma as the CBI Director was a strong indictment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government and alleged that he was sent on leave to forestall a probe into the Rafale deal. View More..

Modi should resign: CPI-M after Verma reinstatement

Posted On : Jan 08,2019,    1:06 pm
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Tuesday said the Supreme Court judgment reinstating CBI Director Alok Verma was a strong indictment of Narendra Modi and said the Prime Minister should have quit. View More..

BJP allies among NE parties opposing Citizenship Bill

Posted On : Jan 08,2019,    3:06 am
Agartala/Aizawl, Jan 8 (IANS) Most northeastern parties including the allies of BJP, opposition Congress and Left parties have strongly opposed the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, saying "the Bill is against the fundamental aspect of the Indian constitution". View More..

Cabinet approves 10 per cent quota for economically backward upper castes

Posted On : Jan 07,2019,    7:26 pm
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) With an eye on the upper caste vote in the coming Lok Sabha elections, the Union Cabinet on Monday approved 10 per cent reservation for economically backward people in the general category in jobs and educational institutions, a decision that came under attack from the Opposition which described it as an election gimmick aimed at misleading the voters. View More..

Upper caste quota election gimmick: Opposition

Posted On : Jan 07,2019,    6:12 pm
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Opposition parties and political leaders on Monday sought to dismiss as "election gimmick" the Narendra Modi governments move to give 10 per cent reservation for economically backward people in the general category, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. View More..

No possibility of Mamata becoming PM, says Bengal BJP chief in a U-turn

Posted On : Jan 06,2019,    6:10 pm
Kolkata, Jan 6 (IANS) In a U-turn from his remarks on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's prime ministerial prospects, state BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Sunday said she has no remote possibility of becoming Prime Minister of the country. View More..

Mamata number one on the list of potential PM candidate from Bengal: State BJP chief

Posted On : Jan 05,2019,    11:26 pm
Kolkata, Jan 5 (IANS) In a surprising statement, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Saturday said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was the number one on the list as a potential prime minister from Bengal, remarking that the state should have one in the top post. View More..

Rajya Sabha MPs ask government to pass women reservation bill

Posted On : Jan 04,2019,    8:00 pm
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, women MPs in the Rajya Sabha on Friday asked the Modi government to pass the women reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha ensuring 33 per cent quota for women. View More..

Tripura parties oppose Centre's decision allowing Vedanta group to explore gas

Posted On : Jan 03,2019,    6:00 pm
Agartala, Jan 3 (IANS) Opposition parties in Tripura, mainly the CPI-M and Congress, on Thursday strongly opposed the Centre's decision allowing Vedanta Limited to explore gas in the state along with government-owned ONGC. View More..



About Communist Party of India

    Communist Party of India History

Communist PartyThe Communist Party of India espouses the cause of the working class in India. CPI was a part of the freedom struggle that envisaged a socialist India. Its political symbol is ears of corn &sickle

The CPI was established on 25 December 1925 at the Party's first conference in Kanpur. The prominent members who founded this party were M.N.Roy, Abani Mukherjee, and Evelyn Trent Roy wife of M.N. Roy, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Siddiqui and others.

During the 1920s and in 1930s the party was poorly organized. In the year of 1934, the main offices of the Communist Party of India were located in Bombay, Calcutta and Punjab. After that party expanded its activities to Madras. A group of Andhra and Tamil students, amongst them P. Sundarayya, were recruited to the CPI by Amir Hyder Khan. The party was reorganized in 1933, after the communist leaders from the Meerut trials were released. A central committee of the party was formed and in 1934. There after CPI was accepted as the Indian section of the Communist International.

Top leaders of party

TS.Sudhakar Reddy is the General Secretary of CPI. He succeeded A. B Bardhan in 2012. He is from Hyderabad and MP from Nalgonda constituency of Andhra Pradesh.

A.B. Bardhan is one of the oldest party members of the CPI. He belongs to Nagpur. He succeeded Indrajit Gupta as the General Secretary of the party in 1996. Dr. M. Nara Singh is National Executive Member and is the current State Secretary of the Manipur branch of the CPI. He was previous minister in the government of Manipur. Gurudas Dasgupta is a prominent leader of the CPI. He is an MP in the 15th Lok Sabha. D. Raja is National Secretary of CPI.

Ideologies of the party

The CPI is trying to address issues such as social equality for women, adult franchise, and nationalization of private-owned enterprise. It supports issues like nationalization, land reforms, social justice for the untouchables, democratic rights of organizations, right to protest through demonstrations and strikes.

The main motto of the party 'People's Democracy' was substituted by 'National Democracy' in 1951. In 1957, CPI won the assembly elections in Kerala and surprized the nation. But in 1964, CPI split due to some ideological differences within the party and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) was formed.

The CPI was in power in Kerala during 1970-77, with the backing of Congress party. CPI also has been part of the Left Front government in West Bengal, Tripura and intermittently in Kerala since last 20 years. In Tamil Nadu, CPI has alliance with the Progressive Democratic Alliance.

The CPI, as part of the Left Front has been part of the Congress-led UPA government. The party withdrew support from the Congress when it went ahead with the nuclear energy cooperation programme with the United States. CPI believes that activities of the present UPA government, such as disinvestment of profit making PSUs, introducing FDIs in finance sector and MNCs in retail sector are anti-people strategies.

Political success of party

The CPI has done good work for the people of Manipur and Tripura where it is part of the Left Front, in Kerala as part of the Left Democratic Front and in Tamil Nadu, as part of the Progressive Democratic Alliance.

The CPI also has many mass organizations such as All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), All India Youth Federation (AIYF), peasant and agricultural workers' organizations such as All India Kisan Sabha and Bharatiya Khet Mazdoor Union, National Federation of Indian Women. Its student wing, the AISF or All India Students Federation.

All these organizations are doing exemplary work among the working class people of the country and espousing the objectives of the party that is democratic centralism.

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