CPI(M) has a new General Secretary in Sitaram Yechury
Mr.Sitaram Yechury was unanimously elected the new General Secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist) at the party’s 21st national congress which concluded in Visakhapatnam today. He is the fifth person to hold the post and has succeeded Mr.Prakash Karat who has stepped down after three terms.
Mr.Yechury said after his elevation”Our priority will be on how to move forward on the basis of our struggle against the economic policies that are imposed resulting in greater burden on our people, and the communal ideology which is dividing our country and the people,”
On possible merger with CPI, “Merger is still on cards. But, the first issue is to strengthen our party, based on which work for the unity of Left forces is to be undertaken, and again based on which mobilising Left and democratic forces together will be done,” Mr.Yechury told reporters.