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Brinda Karat

About Brinda Karat

Brinda Karat is a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politician. She is a Politburo member of the CPI(M).


Karat is taken into custody along with some All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) activists at the Tirupuragundram police station when they were on their way to Uthaopuram village. taken into custody along with some All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) activists at the Tirupuragundram police station when they were on their way to Uthaopuram village. She was released on bail on September 12, 2009.

Brinda Karat has praised AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for her consistent opposition to FDI in retail. On 12 December 2012, Brinda Karat while praising Jayalalithaa for her opposition to FDI in retail, criticized DMK for their dual stand on the issue.

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PM reaches out to parties, seeks support for Mukherjee
With the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nominating Pranab Mukherjee as its presidential candidate, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday reached out to various political parties, including the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to seek their support.

Suggesting PM's name for President unprecedented: Brinda Karat
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat on Thursday it is unprecedented that the name of sitting Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has been suggested by the UPA's allies for the president's post, and added that this shows the utter lack of principles binding the ruling coalition.

Coalgate: Left dissatisfied with PMO's reply
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) is not satisfied with the Prime Minister Office's (PMO) explanation over the multi-billion coal scam, senior CPM leader Brinda Karat said here on Sunday.

Brinda Karat dismisses Mamata's claim, says 'no question of mid-term polls'
Amid the ongoing row over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim that the Lok Sabha polls may be advanced, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Brinda Karat on Saturday said there is no question of a mid-term poll in the country, and termed it to be an internal matter of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the ruling Congress Party.

Brinda Karat speaks for tribals in Jharkhand
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Brinda Karat on Saturday said the forceful acquisition of land of the tribals is a burning issue in Jharkhand, and added that their lands are being snatched away by the private companies despite the prevailing laws.

President should be one who can discharge duties based on values, experience: Brinda Karat
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday asserted that a person who could discharge his or her responsibilities based on values, principle and experience should be the next president of the country.

Norway custody row: Brinda Karat confident children will be back in India
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) polit bureau member Brinda Karat on Monday expressed confidence that the Indian children, currently placed in a foster home in Norway, would be back in India soon.

CPI (M) slams Mamata government over arrest of professor
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPIM) on Saturday slammed Mamata Banerjee led-West Bengal Government for the arrest of Jadhavpur University chemistry professor Ambikesh Mahapatra for circulating a cartoon allegedly satirizing Banerjee.

Kids custody row: Govt. puts on hold plan to send EAM official to Norway
Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Wednesday said the government has put on hold the plan to send a senior External Affairs Ministry official to Norway in connection with the NRI child custody case amid reports that there were differences between parents.

Norwegian child welfare service department to approach court on Mar. 23: MEA
The Norwegian child welfare service department will approach a court on March 23 to revoke its earlier decision to keep two Indian children in foster care, said a senior official of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Norway kids custody row: Grandparents meet S.M. Krishna
The grandparents of children who were taken away by Norway 's Child Protection Services (CPS) in May 2011 and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Politburo leader Brinda Karat met External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna at his residence here on Tuesday.

Laws being followed by Norway would be called "kidnapping" in India: Sushma
Amid an ongoing controversy surrounding the custody of Indian children in Norway, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Monday said the laws being followed by Norway would be termed kidnapping in India.

Norway children issue: Brinda Karat seeks Krishna's immediate attention
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Brinda Karat, who met External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna here on Tuesday along with the parents of the two Indian children detained by Norway authorities, said she has requested him to intervene in the matter in order to work towards a resolution.

Karat complains to Patil over Norway's move to take away kids from Indian parents
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat met President Pratibha Devisingh Patil here on Saturday to register her complaint following reports over Norwegian authorities seizing the children of Indian couple's and keeping them in their foster homes for the kids are fed with hands and sleep on the same bed with their parents.

CPM leaders meet in Kolkata to discuss political ideology
Leaders and politburo members of the Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPM) met in West Bengal for a second consecutive day on Wednesday to draft their future strategies and political resolutions.

Delhi, Mumbai campaign for cancer awareness
Observing World Cancer Day today, hundreds of people participated in rallies with an aim to create awareness among general masses through 'Cancer Awareness Campaigns' in New Delhi and Mumbai.

Amar Singh seeks more reservation for Muslims
Rajya Sabha MP and Rashtriya Lokmanch President Amar Singh has on Friday sought more reservation for Muslims in government jobs and educational institutions.

Lokpal row: Communists back Anna's demands
Communists on Sunday backed veteran social activist Anna Hazare's key demands of bringing the Prime Minister, lower bureaucracy and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) under the Lokpal Bill ambit.

Brinda Karat calls Hazare's arrest a strong attack on democratic rights
Condemning the arrest of veteran social activist Anna Hazare, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat accusing the ruling Congress Party of indulging in corruption, on Tuesday called it a strong attack on democratic rights.

Law of the land is equal for all, says Ambika Soni
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Monday said that the law of the land was equal for all, but added that citizens of the country wanting to protest over some issue, had to abide by the demands of the law and order machinery.

Congress pulls up Opposition for politicising Mumbai serial blasts
Congress Party on Thursday hit out at the Opposition parties for politicising the serial blasts in Mumbai, which killed at least 18 persons and injured over 131 others.

Opposition terms Maran's resignation as too late
The Opposition parties on Thursday criticized Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran for delaying his resignation in connection with the 2G spectrum scam.

Opposition not convinced with PM's defence of crackdown at Ramlila ground
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday appeared to be unconvinced with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's defence of police action on yoga guru Baba Ramdev and thousands of his supporters at Delhi's Ramlila ground.

West Bengal voted for change after a 'record 34 years of Left rule': CPI-M
Ousted from power after 34 years in West Bengal, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday said that the Trinamool Congress became the 'beneficiary of feeling for change'.

India plans to fix 'loopholes, weak regulations' of 'guinea pig' medical trials
Indian authorities have vowed to tighten regulations over the way medical trials are conducted in the country, after it emerged that many poor and illiterate people are becoming 'guinea pigs' for drugs trials conducted by various Western firms.

June 10, 2011 in Andhra Pradesh
A glimpse of events and happenings in Andhra Pradesh on June 10, 2011.

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