Tagging his comment with a cartoon on Twitter, which showed Nobel laureates from West Bengal - Rabindranath Tagore and Amartya Sen asking latest entrant Banerjee to join the club and to keep his award safe as well as thoughts to himself, Yechury said the government was against the spirit of inquiry.
'There is an unprecedented economic crisis in the country today, because of demonetisation, GST, NPAs (non- performing assets) and crony capitalism of the BJP government,' CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said.
The SC allowed the government to file counter-affidavits on petitions challenging Article 370 repeal.
Former External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha speaks to Outlook about his recent Kashmir visit, the drama that unfolded there and Prime Minister Modi's 'hugs and heaven' promise.
The Supreme Court had on Wednesday rejected Centre's contention that Yechury's visit to Tarigami may endanger the situation in the state.
The Supreme Court allowed CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury to visit Jammu and Kashmir to meet his party colleague and former MLA Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami in the state.
On August 24, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury had filed a habeas corpus petition in the Supreme Court for production of party leader Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, who is allegedly under detention in Jammu and Kashmir since the Central Government abrogated provisions of Article 370.
According to sources, some of the parties that will be part of the opposition all-party delegation are Congress, CPI-M, CPI, RJD, NCP, TMC and DMK.
While greeting people on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, who along with CPI general secretary had been denied entry into Srinagar on Friday, said he still didn't know the condition of his party colleagues in Kashmir.
Yechury and CPI general secretary Raja had written to Satya Pal Malik on Thursday informing him of their visit and requesting him to facilitate their entry.
CPI(M) General Secretary Yechury said the government's "bluffing and PR" cannot come to its aid now.
Subhash Chandra Garg, who was Finance Secretary, was shifted to the Power Ministry on July 24 as part of a major bureaucratic reshuffle by the government.
Noting the "severe setback in these elections", the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) said it has decided to introspect and draw lessons from it.
The Opposition had approached the EC on Tuesday and demanded that the five random VVPATs should be counted first, so that if there is a problem or a mismatch, all such slips can be counted before it is too late.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi refused to take any questions at his press conference on Friday, citing party discipline.
Chandrababu Naidu met Congress president Rahul Gandhi and discussed with him the possibilities of all opposition parties uniting and forging a joint opposition alliance.
The CPM leader asks the poll panel to uphold its 'prestige, honour and credibility' and initiate action against PM Modi for allegedly 'mocking the EC by violating all rules, codes and guidelines with impunity'
In a series of tweets, the CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury listed the ‘failures’ of the government since 2014, and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot escape the pitfalls.
Army personnel perform stunts during an event to mark to 'Azadi ke Amrit Mahotsav' in Jalandhar.PTI Photo
Women walk near an encounter site between security forces and militants at Pampore area of Pulwama District. Two militants, including Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Umar Mushtaq Khandey, were killed in the gun battle.PTI Photo/S. Irfan
Members of Hindu Jagran Manch in a candle light rally protest against the alleged attack on the ISKCON temple at Bangladesh,in Kolkata.PTI Photo
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference, in Jalandhar.PTI Photo
Actor Jayasurya, who won the best actor award in his film 'Vellam' at the 51st Kerala State Film Awards, poses for a photograph with his family members in Kochi.PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
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