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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