EDITORIAL

Modi’s Landslide Victory: Implications and Challenges

The landslide victory that Narendra Modi has eventually notched up in the 16th Lok Sabha elections has stunned one and all. That the BJP under Modi was placed in the most advantageous position in this election was well known. As

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‘Good Times’ Poll Rhetoric Makes Way for ‘Hard Times’ Post-Poll Reality

Wooing votes in elections, Modi promised “good times”. In his speech in Parliament in reply to the Presidential Address, he declared that the “Government’s work should be to listen to the poor, to work for the poor and live

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CC Call for 28 July 2014: Expand and Strengthen the Party for Effective Resistance against the Modi Regime’s Corporate-Communal Offensive

July 28, 2014 marks the 42nd anniversary of the martyrdom of our founder leader Comrade Charu Mazumdar. It also marks the 40th anniversary of the reorganisation of the Party in the wake of the setback suffered in the early 1970s. As we

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Modi’s Independence Day Speech Decoding the Reality Behind the Hype and Rhetoric

It is time to parse Modi’s Independence Day speech carefully, behind the hype and rhetoric, for signals of what India can actually expect in terms of policies from his Government. On a range of troubling questions ranging from rape

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By-Poll Reality Check For Modi Euphoria

Three rounds of by-elections have been held since the stunning May 2014 verdict, and the outcome of each round has been full of political surprise. In July, the Congress swept the Uttarakhand by-polls, winning all the three seats on offer including

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Lok Sabha 2014: Money Power, Media Power, Mockery of Model Code of Conduct

The 16 Lok Sabha elections are finally over. Spread over as many as nine phases this was India’s longest electoral exercise in recent memory and perhaps the average voter turnout has also beaten previous records.

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Communal Poll Rhetoric Takes Deadly Toll in Assam

The BTAD region has witnessed a communal massacre in 2012, and is well known to be at high risk for such violence. Why, then, did the State Government headed by the Congress’ Tarun Gogoi fail to monitor the

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Communal and Anti-Dalit Face of BJP Exposed Again

At Varanasi, Modi claimed to have been beckoned by 'Ma Ganga'. He also mused publicly on 'ganga-jamuni tehzeeb', Kabir, Ghalib and Ustad Bismillah Khan. If all this sounded to be soft music meant to reassure

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BJP-RSS Leaders’ Rants: Symptoms of Would-Be Despot’s Desperation

The recent rants of BJP and Sangh leaders smack of frustration and desperation in their bid to somehow achieve the throne of Delhi for Narendra Modi. And in their desperation, they end

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On the 45th Party Foundation Day Let’s Resolve to Carry Forward the Heroic Legacy of Our Party and Fallen and Departed Comrades!

April 22, 2014 marks 45 years of the foundation of CPI(ML). This year, the entire party is in the midst of an electoral battle, where our agenda reflects the party’s

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Crafting an Image for Modi: Communalisation, Politicisation of Terror Investigations

In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections 2014, several instances of politically-motivated violence have been witnessed. The communal violence at Muzaffarnagar, intended to sharpen communal polarisation and consolidate the dominant and majority

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Change Policies, Change the Regime, Ensure People’s Voice in Parliament!

CPI(ML)’s Appeal for Lok Sabha Elections 2014

Dear Citizens,

The Lok Sabha 2014 elections are being held at a time when

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