The 23rd CPI(M) party congress has reelected Sitaram Yechury as the party general secretary for the third term.
A leader from the Dalit community was also included in the CPI(M) politburo for the first time. Ram Chandra Dome from West Bengal is among the three new faces in the politburo.
Former MP and Left Democratic Front convenor in Kerala A Vijayaraghavan and All India Kisan Sabha president Ashok Dhawale are the other new faces in the 17-member politburo.
S Ramachandra Pillai, Biman Bose and Hannan Mollah were dropped from the politburo owing to the age restrictions, while Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was given exemption to remain in the politburo.