Sitaram Yechury re-elected for second term of CPM general secy

The party’s constitution allows an individual to be elected for a maximum of three terms each consisting of three years.

Veteran Communist leader Sitaram Yechury has yet been re-elected as the (CPI-M) general secretary.

This would be his second term as general secretary.

The re-election came about on the last day of its national conference in Hyderabad.

The party’s constitution allows an individual to be elected for a maximum of three terms each consisting of three years.

The 65-year-old leader had taken over as general secretary of the CPI(M) from Prakash Karat in the 21st party congress, held in Visakhapatnam in 2015.

Besides re-electing Yechury as general secretary, the party also elected a 95-member Central Committee in the 22nd CPI(M) Party Congress.

Yechury meanwhile expressed deep concerns over the deteriorating situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

The party also discussed the dilution of the provisions of The Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by the Supreme Court early this month.

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