Sitaram Yechury is an Indian politician and the general secretary of CPI(M). He has headed the party's international department and the party used to depute him as a fraternal delegate to the party conferences of most socialist countries. He writes the fortnightly column Left Hand Drive for Hindustan Times. He has edited the party's fortnightly newspaper People's Democracy for the past 20 years. He is known for bringing several popular issues to the notice of parliament and for raising questions on important issues. Some of his notable publications are 'Communalism vs. Secularism', 'What is This Hindu Rashtra?: On Golwalkar's Fascistic Ideology and the Saffron Brigade's Practice' and 'Modi Government: New Surge of Communalism'.