CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said deciding on candidates was the internal matter of a political party and no other party needed to intervene in that.
Being the sole Left bastion in the country, it holds enormous weight in terms of making a political statement particularly when the BJP is trying hard to make inroads into the hitherto uncharted territory.
It is a strong message by the student community against the attempt to destroy the academic and democratic character of the university, he said.
The 65-year-old leader had taken over as general secretary of the CPI(M) from Prakash Karat in the 21st party congress, which was held in Visakhapatnam, in 2015.
Unconfirmed reports said Yechury has expressed the desire to resign from the post of general secretary
Senior leaders of his party have distanced themselves from Balram’s remark. But the CPI(M) asks whether Rahul Gandhi, who suspended Mani Shankar Aiyar for his ‘neech’ remark against Modi, will take action against Balram.
If you thought that the roshogolla was the ultimate in Bong sweets, think again!
'I first resigned and then I was expelled from the party... I resigned to go public with my protest...There is a problem with inner party democracy. Activists are feeling more and more suffocated because their voices are not heard'
So you wondered why Mamata di wanted her candidate in Rashtrapati Bhawan? As the Calcutta HC pointed out today, her Singur Land Act could not be considered constitutional as the President’s assent had not been taken.
'Reports of bribery, intimidation and horse-trading have been proved true by the cross-voting and abstentions engineered by the Congress and the Samajwadi Party.
And now comes the spin about "crushing burden of price-rise and galloping inflation". Left says in addition to the nuke deal, the support is being withdrawn "since the Congress led government is willfully disregarding the Common Minimum Programme".
Karat was opposed to India having the bomb. But he wants India to be able to conduct nuclear tests. He was opposed to India becoming a nuclear power. But he wants Iran to become a nuclear power...
'What is the cause for this ongoing crisis? The answer lies squarely in the prime minister's renewed bid to go to the IAEA for seeking the approval of the Board of Governors on the text of the Safeguards Agreement'
That is how the CPI (M) General Secretary dismissed the media reports on the remarks by Com. Jyoti Basu.
'The nuclear deal, the military agreement and the economic policies designed to advance the interests of US capital are parts of the trio which are harmful for India's sovereignty, independent foreign policy and the people's economic interests.'
'The government should not proceed further with the agreement ... this would require not taking the next step of negotiations for the safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency'
'The Left calls upon the government not to proceed further with the operationalising of the agreement. There has to be a review of the strategic aspects of Indo-US relations in parliament.'
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.