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 leader assaulted in Bengal

Kolkata, May 26

Former West Bengal minister and CPI-M leader Sushanta Ghosh, whose facing trial for murder, was assaulted by a man in West Midnapore district on Thursday.

Pinarayi Vijayan in firm control of God's Own Country

Thiruvananthapuram, May 26
The red flag of the Communist Party of India-Marxist is flying high in Kerala and Pinarayi Vijayan is in firm control of the affairs.

Left, Congress call for people's movement against Trinamool 'terror'

Kolkata, May 25

Lambasting the Trinamool Congress for "unleashing terror to eliminate the opposition", the Left Front and the Congress on Wednesday collectively called for a massive people's movement to 're-establish democracy' in West Bengal.

Muslims acount for 20 percent representation in Bengal assembly

Kolkata, May 25

Muslim representation in the new West Bengal assembly remained at 59, the same as last time, constituting 20 percent of the total house strength of 294.

Pinarayi Vijayan era begins in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, May 25

CPI-M politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan, 71, was on Wednesday administered oath as the 22nd chief minister of Kerala at the Central Stadium here by Governor P. Sathasivam.

Chandy tries to keep a smiling face

Thiruvananthapuram, May 25

The ever-smiling and cheerful visage of outgoing chief minister Oommen Chandy appears to have been clouded, yet he is trying to keep up that smile.

Trinamool practising 'politics of elimination': CPI

Kolkata

Kolkata May 24 (IANS) The CPI's West Bengal state secretary Prabodh Panda on Tuesday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of practising "politics of elimination" against the backdrop of widespread post-poll violence allegedly perpetrated by the Mamata Banerjee-led party.

CPI blames CPI-M, lack of alliance clarity for Bengal debacle

Kolkata, May 24

The CPI on Tuesday blamed the lack of clarity in the tie-up between the Congress and the Left Front for the coalition's defeat in the recent West Bengal assembly elections, but said the arrangement needs to be continued to combat the post poll violence "unleashed by the ruling Trinamool Congress".

Kerala CPI-M names ministers, trouble breaks out in CPI

Thiruvananthapuram, May 23

The CPI-M ministers in Kerala Chief Minister-designate Pinarayi Vijayan's cabinet ministers were named without much problem, but the process was more difficult in the CPI and two other constituents of the Left Democratic Front.

Surge in female contestants, not MLAs

New Delhi
Female contestants increased across the four states that went to polls recently - but not legislators - and three times as many women contested in Kerala compared to the 2011 elections, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of electoral data.

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