D Raja is new CPI General Secretary

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on July 21, 2019 Published on July 21, 2019

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Rajya Sabha MP D Raja was appointed General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Sunday.

The veteran leader, who replaced S Sudhakar Reddy, said the party’s fight against “retrograde” forces would continue. Raja was unanimously chosen as Reddy’s successor at a three-day meeting of the CPI National Council, the top decision-making body of the party, earlier this week. The change in leadership comes after the party’s worst-ever performance in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

“The Left might have lost seats in the Lok Sabha election and might have been reduced to a smaller force in Parliament, but it does not mean that we have shrunk within the country or our ideological and political influence has shrunk,” Raja told a press conference here.

Published on July 21, 2019
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