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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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Modi stays with Varanasi, Shah's LS bid from Gandhinagar (Intro Roundup)

Posted On : Mar 21,2019,    11:48 pm
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight again from his Varanasi constituency while BJP President Amit Shah will make his debut in Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P. Nadda announced on Thursday. View More..

Modi stays with Varanasi, Shah's LS bid from Gandhinagar (Roundup)

Posted On : Mar 21,2019,    10:34 pm
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight again from his Varanasi constituency while BJP President Amit Shah will make his debut in Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P. Nadda announced on Thursday. View More..

Modi sticks to Varanasi, Shah to contest Gandhinagar (3nd Lead)

Posted On : Mar 21,2019,    9:44 pm
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight again from his Varanasi constituency while BJP President Amit Shah will make his debut in Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar, BJP leader J.P. Nadda announced on Thursday. View More..

Alphons, Rajasekharan among 13 BJP candidates in Kerala

Posted On : Mar 21,2019,    8:56 pm
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) Union Minister K.J. Alphons and new party entrant K.S. Radhakrishnan are among the 13 candidates in Kerala the BJP announced in its first Lok Sabha candidates list released on Thursday. View More..

LF contesting two Bengal LS seats held by Congress

Posted On : Mar 20,2019,    11:30 pm
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) The Left Front on Wednesday announced its candidates for two of the four Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal it had so far left for the Congress, as chances of a seat adjustment between the two parties receded further. View More..

Modi bartering away national sovereignty: CPI-M

Posted On : Mar 20,2019,    8:38 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Modi government is bartering away "nothing less than the national sovereignty of the country" by bowing down to the US over oil imports from Iran and Venezuela, the CPI-M has said. View More..

Trinamool's Mimi wants to lend people a voice before making promises (Dangal 2019)

Posted On : Mar 20,2019,    7:56 pm
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Glamorous Bengali actress Mimi Chakraborty is banking on the love showered by the people on her through the years as she now canvasses for votes in the lanes and alleys of the Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency. View More..

2019 polls most crucial since Independence: Yechury

Posted On : Mar 20,2019,    7:32 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India is facing the "most crucial" elections after Independence where the criterion for deciding whom to vote for will not be the government's mere performance, but the fact that our secular democracy is in peril and has to be saved, said CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury. View More..

Pawan Kalyan's brother Naga Babu to fight LS polls

Posted On : Mar 20,2019,    3:02 pm
Amaravati, March 20 (IANS) Actor and Jana Sena leader Pawan Kalyan's brother Naga Babu on Wednesday joined the party and was immediately named the party candidate for the Narsapuram Lok Sabha constituency in Andhra Pradesh. View More..

CPI-M issues second list of candidates for LS polls

Posted On : Mar 20,2019,    2:50 pm
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday named 20 more candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. View More..

Tug-of-war in grand alliance over Darbhanga, Madhubani seats

Posted On : Mar 19,2019,    9:46 pm
Patna, March 19 (IANS) Seat sharing in 'mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) for the Lok Sabha elections has turned into a tug-of-war among parties with Darbhanga and Madhubani parliamentary constituencies emerging as trouble spots. View More..

Congress refuses LF's Bengal seat adjustment offer

Posted On : Mar 19,2019,    7:00 pm
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) In a last ditch attempt to forge a seat adjustment formula with the Congress in West Bengal in the 2019 polls, the Left Front on Tuesday announced the second list of its Lok Sabha candidates, leaving four seats won by the Congress in the last General Elections. View More..

Will back party respecting temple customs: Ayappa devotees

Posted On : Mar 19,2019,    6:56 pm
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) In more trouble for the Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala, an Ayyappa devotees body on Tuesday said it will throw its weight behind the party which agrees to its demands, including protecting the age-old rituals of the Sabarimala temple. View More..

Tripura BJP vice-chief, two others join Congress

Posted On : Mar 19,2019,    5:32 pm
Agartala, March 19 (IANS) Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, three Tripura BJP leaders, including party Vice-President Subal Bhowmik joined the Congress on Tuesday. View More..

Congress faces alliance troubles (Dangal 2019)

Posted On : Mar 19,2019,    3:34 pm
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Congress appears to be caught between its goal of defeating the ruling NDA in the Lok Sabha elections and expanding its own base in various states, leading to its failure to seal crucial alliances including in Bihar. View More..

Three Tripura BJP leaders join Congress

Posted On : Mar 19,2019,    2:14 pm
Agartala, March 19 (IANS) Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Tripura BJP leader Subal Bhowmik along with two other senior party leaders on Tuesday joined the Congress. View More..

Jana Sena announces 3rd candidates' list for Andhra

Posted On : Mar 19,2019,    10:18 am
Amaravati, March 19 (IANS) Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena party on Tuesday announced candidates for one more Lok Sabha seat and 13 Assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh. View More..

Congress names candidates for 11 Bengal LS seats

Posted On : Mar 19,2019,    1:44 am
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Putting an end to all speculations of renewed efforts for a tie up with the Left Front (LF) in West Bengal for the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress on Monday night put up candidates in the two seats won by the LF spearhead CPI-M in the previous general elections. View More..

Jana Sena announces candidates for 5 more LS seats

Posted On : Mar 18,2019,    8:08 pm
Amaravati, March 18 (IANS) Actor Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena on Monday announced candidates for four more Lok Sabha seats in Andhra Pradesh and one in Telangana. It also declared 32 more candidates for the Andhra Pradesh Assembly polls. View More..

Giriraj upset over being shifted to Begusarai

Posted On : Mar 18,2019,    3:54 pm
Patna, March 18 (IANS) A day after the BJP gave Bihar's Nawada Lok Sabha seat to the LJP, Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Monday expressed unhappiness and hinted he may not contest from Begusarai where he is being shifted. 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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