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Communist Party of India Marxist (CPIM): 2014 Election Results with Seats


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PDP names two candidates for Rajya Sabha polls
January 24, 2015 10:53 AM
The PDP on Friday named two candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir scheduled to be held on Feb 7. Nazir Ahmed Laway and Fayaz Ahmed are the two candidates, Peoples Democratic Party chief spokesman Naeem Akhtar said in Jammu on Friday. Both the candidates had lost last year's assembly elections. Laway was defeated by Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami of the Communist Party of India-Marxist from Kulgam assembly seat and Fayaz Ahmed was defeated from Kupwara seat by Bashir Ahmad of the People's Conference. Both the candidates were nominated unanimously by the PDP's political affairs committee because of their "good performance" in the assembly elections although they did not win, he said. The four seats were held by Ghulam Nabi Azad and Saifuddin Soz of the Congress and Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri and Muhammad Shafi Uri of the National Conference. Source: IANS
Mamata apologises to industry for the past
January 08, 2015 04:53 PM
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday apologised to industrialists for the "financial mismanagement" witnessed during the Left Front regime and urged businessmen to invest in her state. "Don't look at the past, it is gone. We are really sorry for that and I apologise for that. Whatever happened is not good. But let us think for today and work for tomorrow," Banerjee said in her closing address at the two-day Bengal Global Business Summit in Kolkata. The Trinamool Congress supremo later clarified that the apology was for the financial mismanagement of the erstwhile Left Front government. Source: IANS
'Bengal's anti-establishment space going to BJP'
January 07, 2015 05:46 PM
Bharatiya Janata Party national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Wednesday claimed that the anti-establishment space in West Bengal is gradually shifting towards the BJP and this would only intensify in the days to come. Singh, who is party incharge of the state, said that political rivals Trinamool Congress and the Left Front were coming together in West Bengal, giving a unique twist to politics in the state. "The two ideologies... the two opposing parties - the Left and the TMC - are converging and there is a confluence of the two," Singh said at a party function in Howrah district's Sarat Sadan. Source: IANS
CPI-M hails 'successful' coal strike
January 07, 2015 05:27 PM
The CPI-M on Wednesday hailed the "successful" start of a five-day strike in the coal industry that began on Wednesday.  The Communist Party of India-Marxist said it "fully supports the demand of the workers to withdraw the coal mines ordinance". The strike involving around five lakh workers has hit hard production in particular in mines of Coal India Ltd and its subsidiaries. Source: IANS
Left Front stir against 'anti-farmer' land act
January 03, 2015 10:14 AM
The CPI-M led Left Front in West Bengal on Friday announced a state wide agitation on Jan 5 against the proposed amendments in the Land Acquisition Act, calling them "undemocratic" and "anti-farmer". Front chairman Biman Bose said that the ordinance approved by the Narendra Modi cabinet to amend the law doesn't cater to the interest of the farmers. "During the (erstwhile) UPA regime, when the land amendment bill was brought before the parliamentary standing committee, it was agreed that interests of all those associated with land, apart from land-owners, will also be looked into. But this ordinance has omitted those clauses," Bose told media persons in Kolkata. Source: IANS

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Communist Party of India (Marxist) Facts

Founded on 1964
FounderM.N.Roy, Abani Mukherjee, Evelyn Trent Roy who was M.N. Roy's wife, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Siddiqui
Prominent leaders of CPIMPrakash Karat (General Secretary), S Ramachandran Pillai, Sitaram Yechury, Biman Basu, Manik Sarkar, Pinarayi Vijayan, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, K. Vardha Rajan, B. V. Raghavulu, Brinda Karat (W), Nirupam Sen, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan,  M.A. Baby, Surja Kanta Mishra, A K Padmanabhan
General SecretaryPrakash Karat
CPIM Leader in Lok SabhaBasudev Acharia
CPIM Leader in Rajya SabhaSitaram Yechur
Party typeleft-wing
PhilosophyCommunism, Marxism-Leninism
Election symbol
AllianceLeft Front
Party typeNational Party
CPIM Youth WingDemocratic Youth Federation of India
Women WingAll India Democratic Women's Association
Labour WingCentre of Indian Trade Unions
Peasant's WingAll India Kisan Sabha
Seats in Lok Sabha16 out of 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha11 out of 245
Head office addressCentral Committee,A.K. Gopalan Bhawan, 27-29, Bhai Vir Singh Marg, New Delhi 110 001
Phone no.(91-11) 23344918, 23363692, 23747435/36
Fax(91-11) 23747483
Official websitehttp://www.cpim.org/
CPIM current chief ministers
TripuraManik Sarkar
The Communist Party of India (Marxist), popularly referred to as the CPIM or the CPM, is a major recognized national political party in India. It is a left-wing political party with a Communist
political ideology. It is deeply influenced by the writings of Marx and Lenin, and propagates the ideas of social justice, social equality and a stateless and classless society. It claims to be a political party of the working classes of India, fighting for the issues of workers, peasants, farmers, agriculturists and others. Through such struggle, the CPIM aims to achieve a society ruled by the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’.

CPIM was formed in 1964, when a faction of the members of the Communist Party of India (CPI) broke away from it. The CPIM split from the CPI, which was believed to have increasingly become sectarian and revisionist in approach. Many of the comrades within the CPI, with a hard-core leftist leaning, were of the opinion that the CPI was wrongly supporting the issues and policies of the Indian National Congress. The 7th Congress of the members of the Communist Party of India took place in Calcutta, in October-November 1964, to draft the constitution for the working of a new party. This came to be called the historic Calcutta Congress wherein the CPIM was formed. Though referred to by various names initially, the newly formed party adopted its formal name during the Kerala Legislative Assembly elections in 1965.

The mass base of the party is drawn from primarily three states namely, West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura. The CPIM leads the Left Front alliance, a major opposition to the ruling party at the Centre. The party is guided by a pyramidal hierarchical structure, with the Polit Bureau at the head, taking all major decisions and policies. The party operates on the principles of ‘Democratic Centralism’. Not everyone can become a party member of the CPIM. Potential comrades are initiated into the teachings of Marx and Lenin, through regular classes held by the party, before they can become ground-level members. The lowest rank in the order of party membership is the Branch Committees. The first General Secretary of the CPIM was P. Sundarayya, followed by one of the most apt leaders of India, E.M.S. Namboodiripad. The present General Secretary is Prakash Karat, who is in office from 2005 onwards. Basudev Acharia is the Leader in the Lok Sabha, representing the CPIM. Sitaram Yechury is the Leader in Rajya Sabha.


Election Symbol and its Significance


The Election Symbol of the CPIM, as approved by the Election Commission of India has an hammer and a sickle, intersecting each other. This is usually depicted on a red-coloured flag, which is the colour of struggle symbolizing any communist party. This symbol is very similar to the symbol used by the CPI, largely because their ideologies are not very distinctly different from one another. The intersecting hammer and sickle symbol is very significant. It depicts that the CPIM is a party of the peasants, of farmers, or labourers, who work in the fields and earn a living. It depicts the conditions of the working class. The sickle and hammer are used to cut corn and all other crops in the field.

They are essentially agricultural tools and weapons. The farmer toils in the field, and at the end of the day, gets a meager amount as pay. In other words, the farmer is exploited by the bourgeois sections of the society. This struggle is represented by the CPIM. It is a party of the poor, of the oppressed in society. The CPIM, through its Marxian ideologies and practices, in support with the trade unions present across the country, addresses the issues of the workers. It is symbolic of the anti-capitalist and anti-globalization policies and schemes across India. The symbol is therefore very prominent in the role the CPIM plays as a major left political party.

National Executives of the CPIM


The leaders of the CPIM, who are also their national representatives and executives, are the following:
  • Prakash Karat, present General Secretary of CPIM - Karat became a member of the Politburo in 1992. He was one of the founders of the Student Federation of India (SFI), the most prominent student wing of the CPIM.
  • Sitaram Yechury, Leader in Rajya Sabha, representing CPIM - Yechury is the Parliamentary Leader representing CPIM. Yechury was elected as a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from West Bengal in 2005. He became a Politburo member in 1992.
  • Basudev Acharia, Leader in 15thLok Sabha, representing CPIM - Though originally from Tamil Nadu, Acharia calls himself a Bengali in various ways. He was an All India Vice President of the CITU, a workers’ union of the CPIM. He also remained an important member in the Ministry of Industry, West Bengal. He identifies himself with a number of labour unions in the country.
  • Manik Sarkar, Chief Minister of Tripura - Sarkar became a Politburo member at a very early age. He remains one of the most successful and honest Chief Ministers of the country.

Achievements


As a national political party, the CPIM has made a number of significant contributions to the political scenario of the country. Some of these are listed below:
  • The CPIM made its strong presence felt in the states of West Bengal and Tripura where it is part of the Left Front and in Kerala as part of the Left Democratic Front. Each of these alliances is of the communist parties across India. The CPIM ruled West Bengal for a continuous period of 34 years, till 2011. In the State Assembly Elections of 2011, the All India Trinamool Congress took over power from the CPIM. CPIM is in power in Tripura, headed by Manik Sarkar as the Chief Minister. In Kerala, there is an interesting trend of the CPIM coming to power in alternative elections.


  • The CPIM has a number of principal mass organizations like its labour wing called Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), its peasant wing called the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), its student wings called Students Federation of India (SFI) and its youth organization called Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI). Each of these wings has contributed significantly to the cause of the poor and working class sections of the society. SFI is one of the foremost voices in left politics in various colleges and universities across India.
  • CPIM has made a prominent contribution to the cause of women in the country through its very active organization All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA). The AIDWA holds political rallies and organizes street-plays to make aware the women of the society.
  • The CPIM as part of the Left Front, has raised its voice against a number of agendas of the Congress-led UPA government. Although initially in collaboration with the UPA, the CPIM withdrew support when the Congress went ahead with the United States- India Peaceful Atomic Energy Cooperation Act. According to the CPIM, this and many other steps of the present UPA government, such as disinvestment of profit making PSUs, introducing FDIs in finance sector and MNCs in retail sector are anti-people policies which they cannot support.

Contact Details


Official Website of CPIM-http://www.cpim.org/
Address of CPIM-Central Committee,A.K. Gopalan Bhawan,
27-29, Bhai Vir Singh Marg, New Delhi 110 001
Contact Numbers-PHONE:(91-11) 23344918, 23363692, 23747435/36
FAX :(91-11) 23747483
Email id:cc@cpim.org

Last Updated on September 17, 2014


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