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Modi Peddling Lies, Those Arrested in Sabarimala Indulged in Illegal Acts: Pinarayi

KERALA Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement that “if one chants Lord Ayyappan's name in Kerala, they will be put behind bars” is an utter lie. The prime minister is trying to mislead the country in the name of Sabarimala Temple. Modi must protect the dignity of the prime minister’s office. Canvassing support for LDF candidates for the Lok Sabha election in several areas in Kollam district, Vijayan said Modi is trying to insult the people of Kerala.

LDF Campaign Reaches All

As the polling date draws close, state of political affairs in Kerala explicitly shows that the Left Democratic Front (LDF) has an edge over the UDF and BJP in all 20 parliamentary constituencies, including Wayanad where Congress president Rahul Gandhi is contesting. Kerala votes on April 23.

J&K: Defeat Communal & Authoritarian Modi Govt

ON April 15, the CPI(M) state committee of the Jammu and Kashmir, after its meeting, urged the people to defeat communal and authoritarian Modi government. Urging the people of the state to vote overwhelmingly, as it is important to vote, to defend the identity and special status of people of Jammu and Kashmir in terms of preserving Article 370 and Article 35 A of the constitution, CPI(M) state committee asked the voters to contribute in the process of evicting disastrous, authoritarian and communal government led by Narendra Modi.

DELHI: CPI(M) Dharna Demands Repoll in 464 Booths in Tripura

CPI(M) had organised a protest dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on April 16 against the failure of Election Commission of India (ECI) in ensuring free and fair elections in Tripura. The polling for the West Tripura Lok Sabha seat saw large scale violence and rigging by the BJP. Election officials and observers and central forces were not seen in the booths that were “captured”. Further, polling agents of the opposition parties were expelled from most of the booths and CCTV cameras were also damaged to hide the misdeeds.

CPI(M) Delegation Meets CEC

A DELEGATION of the CPI(M) led by Sitaram Yechury, general secretary, consisting of  Nilotpal Basu, Polit Bureau member and Shankar Prasad Datta, CPI(M) candidate for the  West Tripura parliamentary constituency met chief election commissioner on April 15. The delegation submitted two memorandums – one demanding re-poll in 464 booths in West Tripura constituency and conducting of free and fair election in East Tripura parliamentary constituency and the other pertaining to the issue of violation of the model code of conduct and conducting of free and fair elections in West Bengal. 

WEST BENGAL: Left Reaches Out to Working People

WITH two phases over, campaign by the leaders, workers and supporters of CPI(M) is at its peak in West Bengal. The scorching sun and sweltering heat has not been able to act as a dampener to the combative spirit of the comrades. Every nook and cranny of every constituency is being visited by Left activists who have laid more stress on door-to door campaign and people-to-people contact. They are approaching every voter to listen to their woes and show their solidarity with their daily struggle for survival.

ANDHRA PRADESH: Rich Tributes Paid to Comrade M Basavapunnaiah

RICH tributes were offered to Comrade Makineni Basavapunnaiah, a great Marxist theoretician and one of the pioneers of CPI(M), on the occasion of his 27th death anniversary. A meeting was conducted at MB Vignana Kendram (MBVK) at Vijayawada on April 12. P Madhu, chairman of MBVK Trust and CPI(M) state secretary explained the life of Comrade MB and his contribution to the Indian communist movement. He praised the vision of Comrade MB, which has been showing the party a clear direction in difficult situations.

Election Scene in Gujarat

UNABLE to sustain its narrative around Pulwama and Balakot and more importantly no tangible achievements to trumpet about, the BJP is back to its time-tested stratagems. BJP president Amit Shah, candidate from Gandhinagar constituency, in a road show at the start of his campaign thundered “Kashmir hamara hai” (Kashmir is ours). This, in a constituency, which, ever since its creation in 1967, has returned the BJP nine out of fourteen times, is a giveaway. Those elected from here include Shanker Singh Vaghela, Atal Behari Vajpayee and L K Advani.

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