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Sitaram Yechury

Sitaram Yechury


Born on 12 August 1952 in a Telugu-speaking Brahmin family of Madras (Chennai), a leader of CPI(M), Sitaram Yechury is a prolific Indian politician, who has proved himself to be quite a vital cog in the democratic machine of our country, often fervently backing up causes he believes in. He was part of the student protest movement during the emergency and was subsequently elected the President of the JNU Students' Union thrice during one year (1977–78). He was elected as its General Secretary on 19 April 2015. He is a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

Personal Life

Full Name Sitaram Yechury
Date of Birth 12 Aug 1952 (Age 68)
Place of Birth Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Party name Communist Party Of India (marxist)
Education Post Graduate
Profession Political and Social Worker, Economist and Columnist/Writer
Father's Name Late Shri S.S. Yechury
Mother's Name Shrimati Kalpakam Yechury
Spouse's Name Shrimati Seema Chishti Yechury
Spouse's Profession Journalist
No of Sons 2
No of Daughters 1


Permanent address 31, Allimuddin Street, Kolkata - 700016
Present address 29, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
Email NA

Interesting Facts

Sitaram Yechury was the first president of Student Federation of India who was not from Kerala or Bengal.
Yechuryis married to the Resident Editor of Indian Express Seema Chishti.
He joined the JNU for a Ph.D. in Economics, which was aborted with his arrest during The Emergency.

Political Timeline

  • 2018
    He was again re-elected as General Secretary of CPI(M) at the 22nd Party Congress held at Hyderabad during 18 April 2018 to 22nd April 2018.
  • 2015
    Yechury was elected as the fifth General Secretary of CPI (M) at the party's 21st party Congress in Visakhapatnam.on 19 April 2015.
  • 2012
    Chairman, Committee on Agriculture
  • 2011
    Re-elected to Rajya Sabha.
  • 2010
    Member, Indian Council of World Affairs.
  • 2009
    Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Installation of Portraits/ Statues of National Leaders and Parliamentarians in Parliament House Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • 2006
    Chairman, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture.
  • 2006
    Member, General Purposes Committee.
  • 2006
    Member, Parliamentary Forum on Population and Public Health.
  • 2006
    Member, Committe on Ethics.
  • 2006
    Member, Business Advisory Committee.
  • 2005
    He was elected the Member of Rajya Sabha from West Bengal.
  • 2005
    Member, Committee on Home Affairs.
  • 1992
    Yechury was elected to the Politburo -- a policy-making committee of Communist Party -- at the Fourteenth Congress.
  • 1984
    He was elected to the Central Committee of the CPI(M).
  • 1978
    He was elected as All-India Joint Secretary of SFI and went on to become the All India President of SFI.
  • 1975
    He joined the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
  • 1974
    Yechury joined the Students Federation of India (SFI).
Net Worth1 CRORE

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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