Sitaram Yechury

Sitaram Yechury

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Sitaram Yechury () (born August 12, 1952) is an Indian politician and one of the most prominent communist leaders in the country. He is a senior member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India and the party's Parliamentary group leader.

Early life

Yechury was born to Sarveshwara Somayajulu Yechury and Kalpakkam in Hyderabad in a family hailing from Kakinada. After school education at All Saints High School in Hyderabad. He moved to Delhi due to disruption of academic life as a result of the Telengana movement in 1969.

In 1970, he completed Higher Secondary (ten year course) standing first in the All India merit list. In 1973, he completed B.A. (Hons) in Economics, first class, from St. Stephen's College, a constituent college of the University of Delhi. He went on to complete his M.A (Economics) from JNU

He is one of the seniormost leaders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), a member of the party's highest decision making body - Politburo since 1992, leader of the CPI(M) parliamentary party, head of the CPI(M)'s international department and editor of the party's weekly - People's Democracy.

Political career

Yechury joined the Students Federation of India (SFI) in 1974. A year later, he joined the Communist Party of India . In 1975, he completed his M.A., first class, in Economics, from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi. Subsequently, he joined JNU for a Ph.D. degree which he could not complete due to his arrest during The Emergency.

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