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പ്രകാശ് കാരാട്ട് | An Indian communist politician. The General Secretary of the CPI(M) since 2005.


Prakash Karat Biography



ഇന്ത്യയിൽ നിന്നുള്ള ഒരു കമ്യൂണിസ്റ്റ് രാഷ്ട്രീയ പ്രവർത്തകനാണ്‌ പ്രകാശ് കാരാട്ട്. 56 വയസ്സുള്ള കാരാട്ട് 2005 ഏപ്രിൽ 11-ന്‌ സി.പി.ഐ.എമ്മിന്റെ ജനറൽ സെക്രട്ടറിയായി തിരഞ്ഞെടുക്കപ്പെട്ടു. 2008 ഏപ്രിൽ 3-ന്‌ കോയമ്പത്തൂരിൽ വെച്ച് നടന്ന പാർട്ടി കോൺഗ്രസിൽ കാരാട്ട് വീണ്ടും ജനറൽ സെക്രട്ടറിയായി എതിരില്ലാതെ തിരഞ്ഞെടുക്കപ്പെട്ടു.


source in Malayalam language





Prakash Karat (Malayalam: പ്രകാശ് കാരാട്ട് ) (born February 7, 1948) is an Indian communist politician. He has been General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) since 2005.



Prakash Karat married Brinda Karat, then a party colleague, in 1975. Brinda worked in the Air India office in London, before she became a CPI(M) fulltime cadre. Brinda has also risen through the party ranks and is a member of the Politburo. Brinda Karat hails from the state of Bengal. The Karats have no children, by choice.


Political career

After returning to India in 1970, Karat joined the Jawaharlal Nehru University and thereafter Communist Party of India (Marxist). He began working as an aide to the party leader A K Gopalan, the legendary communist leader from Kerala. He was the Secretary of the Delhi State Committee of the CPI(M) from 1982 to 1985. Prakash Karat was elected to the Central Committee of the CPI (M) in 1985 and became a member of the ‘Politburo’ in 1992. He took over as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in 2005 at the 18th Congress of the Party held in Delhi.


Karat was elected to the Central Committee of the CPI (M) in 1985 and became a member of the Politburo in 1992. The Politburo is the key decision making wing of the party. In 2005, he was elected General Secretary.



19th November 09

updated: 2013-05-05

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