Free Press Journal
  • Cabinet approves scheme on remunerative crop prices

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved more pro-farmer initiatives ahead of the 2019 general elections. The government will have a new umbrella scheme that will also allow private players to procure crop produce at remunerative prices. The new scheme, “Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay Sanrakshan Abhiyan” (PM-AASHA), was approved at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Congress must protect interests of party workers to win in 2019: Tewari

    Ludhiana : Citing Congress’ comprehensive win in the Punjab Assembly polls, former Union Minister Manish Tewari Sunday said the rights and interests of the party workers must be protected to ensure victory in the 2019 general elections.

  • Bihar: BJP, JD-U finalise seat-sharing for LS polls

    Patna : Seat-sharing formula for the 2019 general elections has been finalised by the NDA constituents in Bihar. According to preliminary understanding reached between the BJP and JD-U for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP is likely to get the lion’s share of 20 out of the 40 Lok Sabha seats and the rest going to its allies including the JD-U, LJP and the RLSP, party leaders said on Thursday.

  • Congress urges Election Commission to bring back ballot papers for 2019 elections

    New Delhi: In a fresh appeal to the Election Commission of India, the Congress Party has once again requested the poll body to bring back ballot papers for the 2019 general elections. According to sources, the party made the appeal ahead of the all-party meeting, called by the EC later today. Earlier in March, the Congress had asked the EC to allow voters to exercise their franchise by stamping the ballot paper in the

  • Harping on achievements, not omissions

    With 2019 general elections on his mind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the last Independence Day speech of his term to launch the re-election campaign of his party from the ramparts of the Red Fort last week. Given the fact that the PM’s speech was telecast live on news channels and reached millions of captive viewers, the prime minister made full use of the opportunity to present himself as the leader the

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    Maratha Quota Protest: BJP minister alleges agitators for plotting to recreate Gowari-like situation

    Mumbai: A senior Bharatiya Janata Party minister on Tuesday alleged that the Maratha morcha agitators had planned to recreate a ‘Gowari’-like situation in Pandharpur, which they could have used against Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government in the 2019 poll. On the other hand, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar held the controversial statements of Fadnavis and Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil responsible for the outrage among Maratha youths.

  • BSP will contest in alliance only if gets respectable number of seats: Mayawati clears to Congress

    New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday clearly stated they will forge an alliance with the Congress party only if they are offered a respectable number of seats. Mayawati’s reaction came amid reports that she asked the Congress party to forge an alliance in election-bound states including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan.

  • PM: I am not a Shahenshah

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he is “not a Shahenshah or an imperious ruler” unaffected by the warmth of the people and gains strength from his interactions with the public.

  • Opposition fighting battle for its survival, ‘hatred for Modi’ sole glue binding opposition, says PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the proposed grand opposition alliance is merely a “grand race” by his rivals to be the prime minister and is driven by “personal survival and power politics”. In an interview to Swarajya magazine, he said the opposition has no agenda except to remove him and that “hatred for Modi” is their “sole gluing force” as he expressed confidence that people

  • The Mavericks of Mussoorie: Life in the Corridors of Power by M. Ramachandran- Review

    Indian democracy and its bureaucracy is a very complex subject. Without understanding both, it remains mysterious how Indian democracy works. To know how Indian democracy works, it is a prerequisite to first perceive how its driving force, called Indian Administrative Services, that is, IAS, works. This book is a chronicle of a 38-year career of an upright, senior bureaucrat.

  • Amit Shah in Bengal: Target all Lok Sabha steats in state in 2019, says BJP chief

    Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Wednesday asked the party’s West Bengal leadership to strive for victory in 100 per cent Lok Sabha seats in the state in the coming 2019 general election, a state BJP leader said here. Shah, on a two-day tour of the state, has also asked the state leaders not to compromise with Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress on any front.

  • Peace never got a chance

    With focus shifting to the 2019 general elections less than a year away, the PDP-BJP alliance coming a cropper in the sensitive border state of Jammu and Kashmir on June 20 was only waiting to happen.

  • In 2019, people are going to vote for Narendra Modi again: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be voted back to power in the 2019 general elections, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said emphasising that the Indian leader is addressing basic problems of the common man through flagship schemes of constructing toilets, providing bank accounts and gas connections.

  • Amit Shah meets Uddhav Thackeray

    BJP president Amit Shah fails to break the ice, Shiv Sena firm on contesting upcoming elections solo

    Mumbai: BJP president Amit Shah has failed to dissuade the Shiv Sena from going solo in future elections. He failed to placate one of the oldest allies of the BJP, even after a marathon two-hour bridge-building meeting. Sena MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut gave an indication of which way the wind is blowing.  “The decision to contest all elections solo in future was taken by the party’s National Executive…How can

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    Ahead of Amit Shah and Uddhav Thackeray meeting, Shiv Sena says no tie-up with BJP for 2019 polls

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday said it will contest the 2019 general elections on its own, thus effectively ruling out a tie-up with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Pointing to its performance in the recently held Palghar bypoll, the Shiv Sena its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, said the result in the polls has given them a message that they don’t require any ‘poster boy’ (read Prime Minister Narendra Modi) to contest elections.

  • AAP, Congress dismiss talk of alliance in Delhi

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday asked the Congress to “show guts” and announce its candidates for the seven Delhi Lok Sabha seats for the 2019 general elections after Congress’ Delhi chief Ajay Maken ruled out any alliance with the Arvind Kejriwal-led party. CM Arvind Kejriwal’s media advisor Nagendar Sharma said Maken, “after being rejected in politics”,  was trying his hand at psephology.