Free Press Journal
  • Sonia retiring? Party quick to say ‘no’

    Her remark triggered wild speculation as all in the AICC headquarters here so far believed that she would be hoisted as a sort of the political chairman emeritus or patron of the party.

  • Sonia Gandhi’s political journey: From reluctant politician to Congress’ high command

    Sonia Gandhi, president of Indian National Congress (INC) will be retiring today from her post as party president and Rahul Gandhi on December 16, 2017, will formally take over as new Congress President. Mrs Gandhi’s political journey has seen lots of ups and downs and it would be fair to say that Sonia Gandhi has seen it all and now the time has come for the new generation to take over and it will

  • Parting thoughts: What legacy would Sonia Gandhi leave behind as Congress President?

    Indian National Congress (INC) is India’s grand old political party and even after 132-years is still going strong amidst winds of change and political crisis. Congress is remembered as a party which fought for India’s independence and always followed Gandhiji’s ideals and independent India’s first Prime Minister was Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and now Rahul Gandhi on December 16, 2017, will formally take charge as Congress’ new president taking over from his mother

  • Gujarat Election 2nd phase updates: Congress workers protest outside EC office, detained

    New Delhi: Several Congress workers were detained on Thursday as they staged a protest march against the Election Commission for issuing a notice against party’s President-elect Rahul Gandhi for his TV interviews but alleged that it had failed to apply the same standards for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for holding a roadshow after casting his vote.

  • Congress vs BJP in Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections

    Gujarat gears up for second-phase of Assembly elections today

    Gandhinagar: After a slew of camampaign rallies, Gujarat will cast their vote today in the second-phase of the assembly elections. In the second and final phase of elections, 93 constituencies spread across 14 districts in north and central Gujarat will go to polls.

  • Gujarat Assembly Elections: TV channels told to blank out Rahul Gandhi interview

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday asked TV channels to “forthwith stop” airing interviews of Rahul Gandhi, as they violate the election law and directed the Gujarat poll authorities to lodge an FIR against anyone violating the legal provisions. One such interview has become the latest flashpoint between the BJP and the Congress, with the latter accusing Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Union Minister Piyush Goyal of “threatening” journalists in the

  • Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Has Narendra Modi lowered the political discourse of this poll season?

    Gujarat assembly elections have reached its final stage and emotions are running high cutting across party lines. Both sides the challenger, Congress as well as the ruling dispensation BJP are involved in a heated political discourse and are leaving nothing to chance and hoping that December 18 will see their party winning the coveted seat. Like every election, this election is also seeing the typical mud slinging, opposition barbs and usual banter

  • Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as Congress president not on performance: BJP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said Rahul Gandhi’s elevation to Congress’ top post did not take place on the basis of performance, hinting that it was mere a coronation exercise. “I congratulate Rahul Gandhi on his promotion as the Congress president which happened without taking his performance into consideration,” BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told ANI.

  • Congress vs BJP in Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections

    Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Pakistan is bailing out Congress, says BJP

    Islamabad/New Delhi: Pakistan on Monday rebuffed allegations of a secret meeting between Congress leaders and it’s High Commissioner in New Delhi, saying India should stop “dragging” Islamabad into its electoral debate and termed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark as “baseless and irresponsible”.  Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad condemned the “unwarranted” statement by Pakistan on Gujarat elections, and seemed to suggest that it was aimed at bailing out the Congress party. He

  • Rahul Gandhi is an honest person and a leader who can take the Congress legacy forward, says Ashok Chavan

    Nagpur: The Maharashtra Congress party thanked the outgoing president of All India Congress Committee (AICC), Sonia Gandhi for nominating her son, Rahul Gandhi as the new president of the party. Ashok Chavan, the president of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee, said: “Every Congress party president has not only worked for the benefit of the party, but has also contributed to the development of the country.”

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    Gujarat Assembly Polls: Rahul Gandhi makes PM Modi change tack

    Gandhinagar: As Gujarat canvassing entered the slog overs, Congress President Rahul Gandhi took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his home turf criticising him for shifting the narrative from Gujarat issues to Pak meddling. “Modiji is talking about Japan, Pakistan and Afghanistan.