Elgar Parishad Case: NIA Opposes Jyoti Jagtap’s Bail Plea, Says ‘She Was Spreading Illegal Activities’
In the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, activist Jyoti Jagtap who was arrested has filed a bail plea in the Bombay High Court. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) claimed that Jagtap was spreading activities of the banned “terror group” CPI (Maoist) in urban areas. NIA further contended that Jagtap has been trained to use weapons and explosives in case of a combat, and is an active member of the group.
Tags: Bombay HC, NIA, Elgar Parishad Case, CPI(M), Jyoti Jagtap
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
CPI(M) Member Hacked To Death In Suspected Political Rivalry: Kerala
Shajahan, a CPI(M) local committee member has been hacked to death in Kerala's Palakkad, on April 14. According to the police, Shajahan was attacked by five-eight people. The police further stated that "we suspect that this too is a part of political rivalry". The incident occurred near Shajahan's residence in Palakkad's Marutharode, at around 9:15 pm. Further details on the matter is awaited.
Tags: Shajahan, Kerala, Palakkad, CPI(M), murder
School Jobs Scam Case: SFI Workers Stage Protest For Second Consecutive Day In West Bengal
Students' Federation of India (SFI), the student wing of CPI(M), staged a protest for the second consecutive day, demanding accused involved in the West Bengal school jobs scam. The Arterial College street-M G road crossing was blocked by over a 100 SFI workers, who were seen raising slogans against TMC, the ruling party. This has come after ED arrested minister… read-more
Tags: School Jobs Scam, West Bengal, SFI, TMC, CPI(M)
Courtesy: Press Trust Of India
Bombs Hurled At RSS Office In Kerala's Kannur, Party Accuses CPI(M)
In Kerala's Kannur, bombs were hurled at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) office in Payyannur area, on July 12. Reportedly, the attack occured at around 1 AM, and the party has blamed CPI(M) for it. Furthermore, the number of attacks are not known yet, and the CCTV footages from the area are being examined. The attack has come after recently bombs were hurled at CPI(M) state headquarters, on June 30.
Tags: RSS, CPI(M), Kerala, Payannur, Bomb Attack
Courtesy: Press Trust Of India
SFI State Secretary PM Arsho Denied Bail By Kerala HC
Kerala High Court denied bail to State Secretary of Students' Federation of India (SFI) PM Arsho, in several cases including attempt to murder. The SFI is the student wing of CPI(M). PM Arsho was arrested on June 12 for violating bail conditions and was sent to 14-day judicial custody. Notably, when he was sent to a sub-jail in Kakkanad district, SFI workers accompanied him raising slogans and putting garlands.
Tags: PM Arsho, Kerala, SFI, CPI(M), Kakkanad
Ex-Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharya Admitted For COVID Complications
West Bengal’s former CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharya was admitted to the hospital on May 25 morning as his oxygen levels started falling below 90 due to COVID-19 infection last week. It is known that the veteran CPI(M) leader was suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for over a decade. Recently, the former CM's wife was discharged on May 24 after being hospitalised on May 18 due to COVID-related complications.
Tags: buddhadeb bhattacharya, ex-chief minister, COVID-19 outbreak, Hospitals, Oxygen Level, West Bengal, CPI(M)
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
CPI(M) Gen Secretary Yechury's 35-Yr-Old Son Passes Away Due To COVID
CPI(M) National General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on April 22 confirmed the death of his eldest son Ashish Yechury who passed away due to the COVID-19. Yechury informed about the tragedy through Twitter and wrote, "I want to thank all those who gave us hope and who treated him... and innumerable others who stood by us." Ashish (35) was a senior editor at a leading newspaper in Delhi.
Tags: CPI(M), Ashish Yachury, Sitaram Yachury, Covid-19
Courtesy: The News Minute
Bengal: CPI(M) Defers Conducting Big Rallies As COVID Threat Intensifies
Amid the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases, the CPI(M) has cancelled to hold big rallies. The party on April 14 stated to conduct only door-to-door and social media campaigning for the remaining phases of the West Bengal Assembly elections. CPI(M) leader Md Salim stated, "We will undertake door to doors and small group meetings with all Covid-19 measures in place." Meanwhile, ruling TMC has blamed the Centre for the crisis.
Tags: West Bengal, CPI(M), West Bengal Assembly Elections, Election Campaign
Kerala: 98 CPI(M) Members Defect To BJP Ahead Of Assembly Polls
Ahead of the Kerala Assembly elections, 98 members of the CPI(M) defected to the BJP on February 23 in the presence of Union Minister Prahlad Joshi. Led by Mukul Prabhakaran, the CPI(M) members even proposed to convert the party's regional office into the BJP office. Moreover, BJP Leader VV Rajesh has hinted at the likelihood of several such defections in the coming days. Recently, Metro Man E Sreedharan had joined the BJP.
Tags: Kerala Assembly Elections, CPI(M), BJP, Prahlad Joshi, VV Rajesh, E Sreedharan
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Kerala Govt To Include Transgender Option In All Departmental Forms
To ensure proper representation of the community, the Kerala government will introduce 'transgender' option in all application forms. The state Health Minister KK Shailaja stated, "This will help in the upliftment of the transgender community". Adhering to the Transgender Personnel Protection of Rights Act, 2019, constitution of a District-level Transgender Board to issue identity cards is also being planned. Kerala was the first state to… read-more
Tags: Kerala, KK Shailaja, CPI(M), transgender community
Courtesy: Deccan Herald