Sitaram Yechury became general secretary of CPI(M) for the third time in a row
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Senior leader of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sitaram Yechury has been elected for the third time in a row for the post of general secretary of the party. It was announced at its convention at the party's 23rd Congress Convention on 10 April 2022. The 69-year-old Yechury has been holding the party's top post, i.e. general secretary, since 2015.
Prior to that, Prakash Karat had held the post of general secretary of the party from 2005 to 2015.
Yechury was re-elected as General Secretary by the 17-member Politburo and the 85-member Central Committee during the 23rd Party Congress.
Yechury was first elected as the party general secretary in April 2015 during the 21st Party Congress in Visakhapatnam.
Thereafter, he was re-elected to the post at the 22nd Party Congress held in Hyderabad on April 18, 2018.
Other Important Responsibilities:
LDF convener and former acting secretary of Kerala CPI(M) A. Vijayaraghavan has been made the new member of the Politburo from Kerala.
All India Kisan Sabha president Ashok Dawle and Dalit leader Ramchandra Dom have also been made two new members in the party's highest decision-making body, the Politburo.
Ramchandra Dom, a former Lok Sabha MP from West Bengal, has become the first Dalit leader to join the Politburo, the highest decision-making body of the CPI(M).
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