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       Communist Party of India


The CPI(M) was formed at the Seventh Congress of the Communist Party of India held in Calcutta from October 31 to November 7, 1964. The CPI(M) has grown steadily since its formation in 1964. The membership of the Party, which was 118,683 at the time of its formation, has grown to 814,408 in 2002.

The Party has sought to independently apply Marxism-Leninism to Indian conditions and to work out the strategy and tactics for a people's democratic revolution, which can transform the lives of the Indian people. 


The CPI(M) is engaged in bringing about this basic transformation by carrying out a programme to end imperialist, big bourgeois and landlord exploitation. The CPI(M) as the leading Left party is committed to build a Left and Democratic front which can present a real alternative to the existing bourgeois-landlord policies.

The Party has been able to effectively withstand the imperialist propaganda offensive in the aftermath of the setback and reverses to socialism internationally. While various communist parties had changed their names and abandoned the ideology of the working class, the CPI(M) maintained its ideological and political unity.

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The UPA-Left panel on the nuclear deal is unlikely to meet on November 16. Indications are that the next sitting could be held early next month. (Cloud On N-Panel Meet , Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

IT was an amazing pointer by the former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, Dr P.K. Iyenger. (Nuclear Ignorance, Tribune, O.P. Sabherwal, Nov 08, 2007)

The decision whether to send central forces to Nandigram rests with the Prime Minister’s Office. (Force File With Pmo, Telegraph, BHAVNA VIJ-AURORA, Nov 08, 2007)

The people of Bengal did not need the state’s home secretary to tell them that Nandigram had turned into a “war zone”. That the rule of law has ceased to exist in the area is public knowledge. (End Violence, Telegraph, Editorial, The Telegraph, Nov 08, 2007)

Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat said on Wednesday it was “foolish” of U.S. President George Bush to have compared Lenin with Hitler. (Bush Ignorant Of History: Karat, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

Farmers angered over the compulsory seizure of land in eastern India clashed with supporters of communist state authorities for a third day Wednesday, leaving four more people dead, the government said. (4 Killed As Farmers, Communists Clash Over Land Takeover For , Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

Officials in the Indian state of West Bengal say two people were killed when they were caught in crossfire between rival political groups. (Two Killed In West Bengal Clash , British Broadcasting Corporation, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

Farmers displeased with the compulsory seizure of their lands in eastern India clashed with supporters of state authorities for a third day Wednesday. Four more people killed. (4 Farmers Killed In Continuing Farmer-Authority Fights, Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

U.S. ‘concern’ over China’s anti-satellite test has now come to colour their defence-related engagement. (A Hotline To Prevent A Cold War, Hindu, P. S. SURYANARAYANA, Nov 08, 2007)

Landmine blasts point to Maoists, says CPI(M) (Nandigram: Sporadic Violence Continues, Hindu, Marcus Dam, Nov 08, 2007)

The issue of deployment of Central forces in strife-torn Nandigram has apparently divided the Left Front as well as the ruling CPI(M) in West Bengal. (Bengal Lf Says Keep Crpf Out, Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

None of the 55 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) inked between the Jharkhand Government and private firms last year have been operationalised yet, but Chief Minister Madhu Koda is eyeing for more. (Infrastructure, Naxal Nightmare Don’T Interrupt Koda’S Dreams, Indian Express, Manoj Prasad, Nov 08, 2007)

The entire issue of Organiser this week is devoted to different aspects of the Ram Sethu controversy. M.D. Nalapat recalls Ram Rajya: “In the Knowledge Era, it is not geographical space that counts any more, but Thought Space. (Ram Rajya, Indian Express, VARGHESE K. GEORGE, Nov 08, 2007)

Maoists are exploring newer ways to intensify the people's war by increasing their mass base across the country. (Indian Maoists: Changing Tactics , Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Nov 08, 2007)

TOO much thinking does not produce clarity but only confusion. Our contemplative Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, seems to be thinking so much and so hard about the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal that he and his government have become the epitome of . . . . (American Pressure, Frontline, Venkitesh Ramakrishnan, Nov 08, 2007)

SOME 60 years ago Time magazine carried a perceptive story on the then Prime Minister of France Robert Schuman. (Art Of Sinking, Frontline, Bhaskar Ghose, Nov 08, 2007)

The Janadesh Yatra has given the movement for land rights fresh momentum and also captured the popular imagination. (March For Land, Frontline, Jayati Ghosh, Nov 08, 2007)

THE 25 accused in the Tokyo War Crimes Trial were charged with crimes against peace: the planning, preparation, initiation, or waging of a declared or undeclared war of aggression, or a war in violation of international law, treaties. (A Dishonest Judgment, Frontline, A.G. NOORANI, Nov 07, 2007)

It appears it is the Americans who most fear that the proposed civil nuclear cooperation deal will collapse, if you look at their recent actions. (Us Needs Deal More Than Us, Pioneer, Rajeev Srinivasan, Nov 07, 2007)

Two persons were killed and 10 others, including one from the security force, injured in a fresh bout of violence in the Nandigram area of West Bengal on Tuesday. (2 Die In Nandigram Landmine Blast, Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)


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