Communist Party of India

The Communist Party of India (CPI) is a national political party in India. In the Indian communist movement, there are different views on exactly when the Indian communist party was founded. The date maintained as the foundation day by CPI is 26 December 1925. But the Communist Party of India (Marxist), which split-off from the CPI, claims that the party was founded in 1920.

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CPI-M denies divide, worried over growth

New Delhi, Oct 29

CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday denied a divide within the leadership but admitted the party was concerned over its poor growth in the country.

CPI-M must attract honest people: Sarkar

Agartala, Feb 28

The CPI-M's membership in Tripura has risen but "honest, efficient" people must be included in the party, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has said.

Ex-Bengal MLA Benoy Konar dead

Kolkata, Sep 14

Veteran peasants leader and three-time CPI-M member of the West Bengal assembly Benoy Konar died at a private nursing home here Sunday after prolonged illness, party sources said.

More women than men in Kerala; few enter parliament (Election Special)

Thiruvananthapuram, March 19

Kerala has more women than men, but few women contest and even fewer reach parliament.

Violence in Bengal ahead of final phase polling

Kolkata, May 11

Congress and CPI-M candidates were Sunday attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers in West Bengal ahead of the final phase of Lok Sabha polls on Monday. The Trinamool rubbished the allegations and said it was the opposition's "malicious propaganda".

Violence in Bengal ahead of final phase polling (Lead)

Kolkata, May 11

Congress and CPI-M leaders were Sunday attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers in West Bengal ahead of the final phase of Lok Sabha polls Monday. The Trinamool rubbished the allegations and said it was the opposition's "malicious propaganda".

Veteran Communist leader Umanath dead

Chennai, May 21

R. Umanath, a veteran leader of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), died Wednesday in Trichirapalli in Tamil Nadu.

CPI-M to mark 50th anniversary

New Delhi, Aug 10

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) will celebrate its 50th anniversary in November this year.

Bengal records nearly 80 percent turnout amid violence (Night Lead)

Kolkata, May 12

Political violence left 24 injured as over two crore people - nearly 80 percent of the electorate - voted Monday in 17 Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal in the general election's final phase.

Tripura: CPI-M women members at record number

Agartala, Feb 24

The strength of women members of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Tripura rose to a record 26 percent against 12 percent at the national level, a top party leader said here Tuesday.

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