Communist Party of India-Marxist’s student wing Students Federation of India on Thursday claimed that none of its activists were involved in the heckling of West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra in New Delhi and described the incident as "unfortunate". SFI General Secretary Ritabrata Banerjee said that several organisations along with SFI were protesting in front of the Planning Commission office on Tuesday when the incident occurred. "Unfortunately, an untoward incident took place ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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The Communist Party of India-Marxist–Leninist has called for 12-hour Assam bandh on Friday protesting murder of its leader Gongaram Koul at the Panitola tea estate in Tinsukia district of Assam on Tuesday night by unidentified persons. The party has also demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the incident terming it a ‘political murder’ dismissing the offer from Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi to institute a Criminal Investigation Department ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Violence has erupted in Bengal on Tuesday after Students’ Federation of India activists heckled West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra.Banerjee on Tuesday faced protests over last week’s death of SFI activist Sudipta Gupta in Kolkata from Left activists, who also attacked WB Finance Minister Amit Mitra outside the Planning Commission office in New Delhi.Following this, Banerjee's meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was cancelled ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Student death: Mamata visits hospital, faces CPM rage Rediff.com, 1 month ago Left workers heckle WB minister in Delhi; Mamata fumes Rediff.com, 1 month ago Mamata terms SFI leader's death 'small and petty' Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, till yesterday the government’s major ally, joined hands with arch-rival the All India Anna DMK and other Tamil Nadu political parties on Wednesday to reject the request of Finance Minister P Chidambaram for a structured debate on Union Budget 2013 in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, and the passage of the Budget. The DMK’s Trichy Siva and the AIADMK’s Dr V Maitreyan were categorical that they will not allow the finance minister to reply in the Rajya ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Though the Samajwadi Party chief did not give any specific reasons for staying away, he had spoken out strongly against China during the recent border row, reports Sheela Bhatt. Mulayam Singh Yadav, an important political leader whose Samajwadi Party supports the United Progressive Alliance government from the outside refused to join dinner hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at 7, Race Course Road, on Sunday evening in honour of the visiting Chinese premier Li Keqiang. ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
Government on Thursday clinched a ‘broad consensus’ on the contentious Land Acquisition Bill, paving the way for its consideration and passage in Parliament in the Budget Session which resumes on Monday after a month-long recess."We have reached a broad consensus on the Land Acquisition Bill," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath and Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj told reporters after a 90-minute all-party meeting in New Delhi. Government agreed to a key demand ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The gherao of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Finance Minister Amit Mitra in Delhi on Tuesday by Communist Party of India-Marxist supporters was condemned unequivocally by political parties including the rival Marxist party, which said it was "undesirable". CPI-M veteran and Banerjee's predecessor Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee wondered what kind of politics it is that led to the action of the activists of the party's students' wing in targeting the Trinamool leadership. "I strongly ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Why Mamata's image will never be the same again Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago Mamata ignored advice, say cops; I'm not VIP, she retorts Rediff.com, 1 month ago Upset Mamata cancels meet with FM, to fly back to Kolkata Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Cutting across party lines, leaders of various political outfits on Monday sought an explanation from Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the latest revelations by US cables WikiLeaks naming late former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in a scandal. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut stressed that Sonia Gandhi must now clarify these revelations made by WikiLeaks. “A lot of points have now come out and they are concerning a former prime minister of this country. Today, his wife is the biggest ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will convey the state government's ‘serious concern’ over Italy's refusal to send back two marines, who have been accused of shooting to death two fishermen off the state’s coast in February 2012. According to the Chief Minister's Office, Chandy would write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to express the state's disappointment over the new twist in the case. Chandy, who is scheduled to leave for Delhi on Tuesday, would also try to meet Dr ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has sought to blame the Centre for the chit fund scam, has claimed that the central government reduced the rate of interest in small savings to drive depositors towards ponzi schemes. "It is because the Centre has reduced the interest rates in small savings in the post office, poor people and those who have retired keep their money in these chit funds with the hope of getting a little higher interest," the chief minister said in an article in the ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago TMC MPs named by chit fund scamster, blame game starts Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago Mamata blames Centre for chit funds Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
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