Visakhapatnam, April 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Sunday elected Sitaram Yechury as the new general secretary of the party.
At the meeting of the new Central Committee (CC), outgoing general secretary Prakash Karat proposed Yechury’s name and S. Ramchandran Pillai seconded it.
The 91-member CC unanimously approved it.
Prakash Karat later made the formal announcement before the media. Yechury also introduced a 16-member politburo.
The four new politburo members are Mohammed Saleem, Subhasini Ali, Hannan Mollah and G. Ramakrishnan.