Free Press Journal
  • RSS won’t accept Muslims: Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati

    New Delhi: The RSS would never accept the Muslims even if they agreed to build not just the Ram temple in Ayodhya but many other temples, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati said on Thursday. She also slammed the Narendra Modi government’s move on the ‘triple talaq’ ordinance, calling it “politically motivated”.

  • Changing Uttar Pradesh scenario

    Politics might be opportunistic, unprincipled, selfish, ugly, etc, but dull it never is. For, its practitioners represent almost every colour in the multi-hued kaleidoscope. Just when you thought the BJP might be in for tough times ahead in the 2019 election following the unlikely jugalbandi between Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav, out pops Shivpal Yadav, threatening to spoil the party. The newfound bonhomie between the SP’s ‘bhatija’ and the BSP’s ‘bua’, it seems,

  • Ready to go with anti-BJP party, says Akhilesh

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav said the party will join an anti-BJP alliance for 2019 Lok Sabha polls even if it would require taking a few steps backward. His statement came in response to a question about Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati virtually dictating terms for her party to join any such alliance. “People want change. BJP is actually worried as it has betrayed the country… it has harmed the people

  • Mayawati

    BJP government is exercising laxity on issue of mob lynching in the name of cow vigilantism: Mayawati

    Lucknow: Terming mob lynching in the name of cow vigilantism as a “blot on democracy”, BSP supremo Mayawati Sunday accused the BJP governments of  laxity and indifference on the issue. “The increasing tendency of indulging in mob lynching in the name of cow vigilantism in the BJP-ruled states is a blot on democracy, yet the governments are exercising laxity and are being indifferent to it,” Mayawati told reporters here.

  • Bhopal: Congress gearing for friendly contest with BSP on some seats

    Congress has changed its strategy on alliance with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) seeing the resentment on amendment in SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Congress, instead of entering into alliance with the BSP, is now preparing for friendly contests on some seats. There are certain seats in Gwalior, Chambal and Vindhya regions where BJP wins elections because of caste equations of Congress and BSP candidates. Efforts are on not to let BSP candidates

  • BSP president Mayawati blames previous UPA government for rising fuel prices

    Lucknow: BSP president Mayawati’s remarks holding the previous UPA government and the BJP equally responsible for the steep hike in fuel prices has ruffled many a feather in the Congress rank and file whose leaders feel it will once again raise a question mark on attempts at striking Opposition unity ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

  • 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.

  • MP pre-poll alliance: Mayawati, Kamal Nath meet in Delhi

    Bhopal: Amid talks of a pre-poll alliance in Madhya Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati and state unit Congress president Kamal Nath have met in Delhi, a Congress leader said today.

  • Surgical strike video is BJP’s attempt to hide enormous failures before 2019: Mayawati

    New Delhi: Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday said that the surgical strikes video released in public domain is nothing but an attempt by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to distract people. Mayawati’s remark comes days after the Congress accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government of using the surgical strikes for political gains after a video of the same was released.

  • Cong’s Opposition unity plan fizzling out in UP?

    New Delhi : The opposition parties’ grand plan of unity in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to oust Narendra Modi from power appears to run into difficulty in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Mayawati on Shujaat Bukhari killing: Centre should review its Kashmir policy

    Lucknow: Voicing concern over the killing of a journalist and securitymen in Kashmir, BSP president Mayawati today asked the Narendra Modi government to shun its “stubborn attitude” and review its Kashmir policy. The BSP supremo alleged the BJP’s Kashmir policy seems to be guided more by “narrow politics” of the party rather than being guided by the welfare of the people.

  • Move to open up senior government posts may increase influence of capitalists: Mayawati

    Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati said today the opening up of senior bureaucratic posts in various departments to people other than those who cleared the UPSC exam was a result of Modi government’s “administrative failure” and may increase the influence of capitalists in policy making. “Opening senior-level bureaucratic posts in 10 departments to private people, who have not cleared UPSC, appears to be the result of administrative failure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,”

  • Akhilesh Yadav ready to sacrifice few Lok Sabha seats to continue alliance with BSP

    Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh): Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav said his party is ready to sacrifice a few seats to continue its alliance with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and ensure in-power Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Four years of Modi government disappointing: Mayawati

    Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati today termed the four years of the Narendra Modi-led government as “disappointing” and said the parting of ways by some of the NDA partners was its clear indication. The Modi government completed four years in power today.

  • Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party, Uttar Pradesh,

    Akhilesh Yadav is looking for a flat on rent in Lucknow after SC orders, Twitterati come to his rescue

    After Supreme Court asked former Uttar Pradesh chief ministers to vacate the government bungalows including Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati, the Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said he asked for some time from the authorities to find a house on rent or to build his own house. In an interview to ABP News, the former UP CM said, “The mistake I did was that I did not build a house

  • Only optics in Karnataka

    Predictably, the jockeying for various posts and ministries between foes-turned-allies overnight to share the spoils of power has begun in right earnest in Karnataka. The smaller partner which has got away with the plum post of chief minister is bound to call the shots. The Chief Minister-designate H D Kumaraswamy, who did the obligatory rounds of paying obeisance at the 10 Janpath durbar and also met the BSP leader Mayawati in Delhi,