News » National

Updated: October 26, 2009 16:59 IST

CPI(M) mulling fixed tenure for its leaders: Sitaram Yechury

print   ·   T  T  
CPI (M) parliamentary party leader Sitaram Yechury
The Hindu CPI (M) parliamentary party leader Sitaram Yechury

CPI(M) is considering a proposal to have a fixed tenure for its leaders, party’s politburo member Sitaram Yechury said on Monday.

“The party is discussing the proposal for a fixed tenure for office bearers,” Mr. Yechury told reporters here on the sidelines of a CPI(M) convention to protest price rise of essential commodities.

“It is being planned to fix a maximum of three terms for any leader with a five-year tenure”, he said.

Mr. Yechury termed the naxal violence as a “serious” law and order problem and said the state and Central governments should not compromise with Maoists.

He said Centre and West Bengal governments should initiate urgent measures to end violence let loose by Maoists, and his party would support any strong action against them.

Mr. Yechury said CPI (M) would expose the ideological bankruptcy of Maoist groups and take up the challenge posed by naxalites politically and ideologically.

Mr. Yechury reiterated his party’s demand for sacking of Union Telecom Minister A Raja for his alleged involvement in the spectrum allotment scam.

More In: National | News
The Hindu presents the all-new Young World

In the 16th Lok Sabha Election 2014, West Bengal has witnessed some interesting trends. Apart from the debacle of the Left and the ascendance of the Trinamool Congress (AITC), the other somewhat s... »


Tamil Nadu

Andhra Pradesh





Recent Article in National

The vehicle which was burnt by students in Model Town in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo; Special Arrangement

Clash over UPSC admit cards issue

Angry with admit cards being issued for the Civil Service examinations without resolving some of their long-standing issues, a large numb... »