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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).
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Date of Birth
12 Aug 1952 (Age 68)
Place of Birth
Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Communist Party Of India (marxist)
Political and Social Worker, Economist and Columnist/Writer
29, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi - 110001
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.
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.
Yechury was elected as the fifth General Secretary of CPI (M) at the party's 21st party Congress in Visakhapatnam.on 19 April 2015.
Chairman, Committee on Agriculture
Re-elected to Rajya Sabha.
Member, Indian Council of World Affairs.
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.
Chairman, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture.
Member, General Purposes Committee.
Member, Parliamentary Forum on Population and Public Health.
Member, Committe on Ethics.
Member, Business Advisory Committee.
He was elected the Member of Rajya Sabha from West Bengal.
Member, Committee on Home Affairs.
Yechury was elected to the Politburo -- a policy-making committee of Communist Party -- at the Fourteenth Congress.
He was elected to the Central Committee of the CPI(M).
He was elected as All-India Joint Secretary of SFI and went on to become the All India President of SFI.
He joined the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
Yechury joined the Students Federation of India (SFI).
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