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Senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader


Sitaram Yechury is an Indian politician and one of the best known communist faces in the country. He is a senior member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the party's Parliamentary group leader.

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 It is a great loss to democracy in South Asia. At this particular time when Nepal is going through a historic transformation towards the formation of a Republic, his role will be sorely missed, 
— Sitaram Yechury condoling the death of Nepal former premier Girija Prasad Koirala / March 20, 2010
 Even the pretext of showing remorse at the unprecedented burdens being imposed on the vast majority of Indian people due to relentless rise in the prices ... has now been officially given up by the UPA-2 government, 
— Sitaram Yechury on the rise in food prices issue / March 18, 2010
 Worse, it is blatantly declaring that in order to provide further gains and super profits to its social base of the ruling classes, the ‘aam aadmi' has to suffer by bearing the burden for providing such gains to the rich. Therefore, for the shining India to shine brighter, suffering India will have to endure greater suffering. 
— Sitaram Yechury on the rise in food prices issue / March 18, 2010
 Though it is a good initiative taken (by the Centre) to defuse the situation in Andhra Pradesh, we have been opposed to the formation of separate states. However, our opposition did not stop the formation of Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand which have seen no development since they came into being, 
— Sitaram Yechury on Government's decision to create a separate Telangana state / December 10, 2009
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 It is the people's verdict...let's wait for the results, yaar. 
— Sitaram Yechury on 2009 Indian elections / May 16, 2009

 In two decades, Congress' strength came down from 405 seats under the leadership of Rajiv Gandhi in 1984 to 145 in 2004. It will take a much shorter time for Congress to reach zero, going by this rate 
— Sitaram Yechury on Pranab Mukherjee's comments that Third Front will take 250 years to come to power at the Centre / May 12, 2009