Free Press Journal
  • Quit now, or call its bluff

    The Shiv Sena decision to break with the BJP raises but only one question: Why wait till 2019, why not immediately? Is it because the Sena cannot bring itself up to shun power, and all that comes with, for its principles? If it is really unhappy with the arrangement with the BJP, it is only fair that it quits the State and central governments without any further delay. Indeed, the announcement emanating

  • BJP: Old allies falling by the side

    As general elections draw closer, the first fissures in the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) have surfaced, with the Shiv Sena national executive passing a resolution to be announced that it would fight all future elections on its own.

  • RSS wants to harness ABVP talent in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

    New Delhi: The RSS plans to expand its student wing — Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad — in the ensuing academic session, with a goal to induct 10 to 15 per cent of its enterprising cadres as BJP candidates in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Political factors to weigh more on economy: Assocham

    New Delhi : India Inc will have to factor in political realities weighing on economic decisions of the government, including in the forthcoming budget, as several major states are going to polls in 2018, Assocham said on Sunday.

  • RaGa 2.0: Will Rahul Gandhi’s revitalised approach help Congress win Lok Sabha Elections 2019?

    After a few months sabbatical, a rejuvenated Rahul Gandhi has transformed himself to such an extent, where he has surprised his critics and his admirers, too. The new-found aggression with which he has been targeting the NDA government at Centre in general, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in particular, we are seeing a new avatar of the Congress Vice President.

  • Rahul Gandhi’s new avatar: Is it here to stay or just an aberration?

    The grand old party (GOP) of India, Indian National Congress, which governed India for close to 60 years out of 70 years of independence is currently facing an existential crisis in Indian polity. The party, which took part in the independence struggle is reduced to just a fringe element and over the past three and a half years, Congress is losing elections after elections and is now fighting for its survival and

  • Opposition should stem defection to Modi camp: P. Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Unless opposition parties stem defection to Modi’s camp, it will be difficult to put up a united fight against the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, says senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram.

  • Cabinet reshuffle: Uncertainty over participation of AIADMK, JD(U)

    New Delhi: A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the participation of the AIADMK and the JD(U) in the Union Cabinet as Prime Minister Narendra Modi undertakes a major revamp tomorrow to fill key vacancies and bring in new faces ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

  • Why BJP and Amit Shah should aim for 400+ for 2019 elections

    Indian republic is always in an election mode. India being such a vast country with 29 states and seven union territories, somewhere in the country elections are happening. In 2014, Indian politics changed forever with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) winning close to 340 seats out of 543 and BJP winning 282 seats single-handedly and it broke all sets of records. Narendra Modi has completed three years at the centre

  • Hidden friends of BJP in Opposition ranks

    In the presidential poll victory of NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind there are pointers to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections which can hardly be missed. The most significant of these is that the committed support to him was exceeded by over 115 votes, of which more than 30 were of members of Parliament. Apart from 18 NDA constituents, several regional parties including Janata Dal (United), Telangana Rashtriya Samiti, YSR Congress, AIADMK, BJD

  • Tamper-detect M3 EVMs: 4 things you must know

    A new M3 electronic voting machine (EVM) that is “tamper-detect” and will stop functioning if someone tries to tinker with it is under production and will be used in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said on Wednesday.