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Prakash Karat

About Prakash Karat

Prakash Karat is the General Secretary of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)

Professional Biography

Performance in 2009 Indian Parliamentary Elections

Reacting to the worst ever performance by the CPI (M) in the 2009 Indian Parliamentary Elections, Somnath Chatterjee said Karat should consider quitting taking responsibility of his partys no-show in the elections.


Prakash Karat said that 11 non-UPA and non-NDA parties will contest the coming Lok Sabha elections. The parties would ensure defeat of Congress and BJP, he said. Feb 25, 2014

Prakash Karat in News

Andhra Pradesh News on March 8, 2014
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on March 8, 2014

Andhra Pradesh News on February 6, 2014
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on February 6, 2014

CPM says BJP is also responsible for coal scam
Left parties ready to participate in debate on the issue

Prez poll: CPI (M) backs Pranab Mukherjee's candidature
Communist Party of India (Marxist) has decided to back outgoing Finance Minister and UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee for the coveted post of President of India.

Prakash Karat demands thorough probe in coal scam
Despite the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) ruling out the involvement of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in the coal scam, CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Monday demanded a thorough probe into the allocation of coal blocks made between 2005-2008.

CPI (M) not bound to support Congress presidential candidate: Karat
CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Monday made it clear that his political outfit was not bound to support the candidate, whose name would be suggested by the ruling Congress Party for the presidential post.

President Polls: Sangma appeals to parties to support his tribal platform bid
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma on Tuesday sought to reach out to political parties, saying he hoped they would respond "to the call of conscience of the tribal people of the nation" and support his bid to become India's next president.

Race for Raisina Hill: Leaders undecided over Sangma's candidature
Leaders of various political outfits on Tuesday gave a mixed response to former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma's candidature for the post of President of India, saying they had not yet taken a final call on it.

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.

SAD yet to decide on presidential candidate, Left has no objection to Pranab being in race
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday said that it was too early to announce whom it would support as a presidential candidate, while the Left Front said that it would have no objection to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee throwing his hat in the ring.

Prakash Karat re-elected CPI (M) General Secretary for third term
Prakash Karat was today re-elected as General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the third consecutive term.

CPI-M rules out emergence of Third Front
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has ruled out any plans of the formation of a Third Front in the country.

CPI-M deliberates on internal 'ideological and political weaknesses', Karat admits mistakes
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said party leaders have deliberated on Marxist ideological and political weaknesses at the state and national level.

Akhilesh Yadav becomes Uttar Pradesh's youngest Chief Minister
Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday took oath to office here, to become at 38, the youngest chief minister of India's largest state, Uttar Pradesh.

'Our preference is to promote happiness in Uttar Pradesh': Akhilesh Yadav
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister designate Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday vowed to meet the expectations of his voters by firmly promoting happiness in the state.

CPI-M leader Prakash Karat slams UPA government on corruption
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) leader Prakash Karat has slammed the Congress-led UPA Government for compromising the nation's pride by indulging in corrupt practices.

CPI-M welcomes Election Commission's complaint against Salman Khurshid
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Prakash Karat on Sunday hailed the Election Commission's decision to slap notice on Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid for violating the model code of conduct by promoting minority reservation issue during the elections.

West Bengal Governor calls for addressing farmers' suicides urgently
Expressing concern over the rising number of farmers' suicides in the state, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan on Monday said there is a need to find a way out and ensure that this does not happen.

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.

Lawmakers in favour of Sachin's nomination for Rajya Sabha
Cutting across party lines, lawmakers of various political outfits on Thursday appeared to be in favour of the government decision to recommend the name of batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar for the Rajya Sabha.

Prakash Karat slams Congress for playing caste-based politics
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has slammed the Congress party for playing caste-based politics in order to win polls.

Prakash Karat slams UPA proposal for Muslim reservation in OBC
Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) party, General Secretary, Prakash Karat slammed the UPA government's proposal to give reservation to backward class Muslims under the 27 percent reservation for Other Backward Classes.

Prakash Karat demands revocation of AFSPA across India
Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Sunday demanded the revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFPSA) across India.

Prakash Karat slams Congress, BJP over rampant corruption
Taking a dig at both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over corruption, Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said that graft couldn't be fought by shadow boxing between the two parties, but by addressing the root cause of the problem.

Ambika Soni refutes reports of rift within the Govt.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Thursday refuted reports that there was a rift within the government following the controversy over Finance Ministry's note to the PMO (Prime Ministers Office) which appeared to have raised questions on P Chidambaram's stand on 2G allocation when he was the country's Finance Minister.

Opposition parties pull up UPA Govt. over WikiLeaks disclosure
Cutting across party lines, the opposition parties took on the Congress Government at the Centre on Sunday, saying the cable unveiled by whistle-blower website WikiLeaks has exposed malpractices and loopholes of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).

CPM opposes Govt.'s move to allow industrial houses to start pvt. Banks
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) on Sunday opposed the move of the Congress-led United progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre to allow industrial houses to start private banks.

Centre should make its stand clear on Gujarat Lokayukta appointment: Yechury
Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Friday said the Central Government should make its stand clear on the appointment of Lokayukta in Gujarat.

Karat backs Anna, calls for discussion on Lokpal Bill
Stating that his party fully backs anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Prakash Karat on Friday said all contentious issues over the Lokpal Bill can be resolved by discussion between all political parties in the Parliament.

Government version of Lokpal Bill unacceptable: Karat
The government's version of the Lokpal Bill is unacceptable, said Communist Party of India Marxist (CPM) chief Prakash Karat.

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