Free Press Journal
  • Shrinking base of the Congress

    Two days after his hug-and-wink act during the debate in the Lok Sabha on a no-trust motion, Rahul Gandhi presided over the first meeting of the party’s newly-constituted working committee. The coming State and parliamentary polls were on the minds of the participants. The main States going to the polls later this year — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarth — there is more or less a direct contest between the ruling BJP

  • A melodramatic hug and a tell-tale wink

    The emphatic victory of the Narendra Modi government in the no-confidence motion moved by the Telugu Desam Party was creditable. But it does not detract from the fact that the trial of strength in the Lok Sabha was not really about overthrowing the government and triggering a general election some six months before schedule. It has become almost customary for an opposition, especially an opposition that believes it is on a political

  • ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ Cast: Can you recognise these political figures?

    Anupam Kher’s upcoming flick ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ has him playing India’s former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. Recently, the makers shared a new photo featuring the entire cast of the film. The picture has a depiction of the PM himself and other political figures in the 2004-14 UPA cabinet.

  • This is Modi’s brutal ‘New India’: Rahul Gandhi on Alwar lynching case

    New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today said hatred had replaced humanity in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “brutal” ‘New India’ and cited a media report which claimed that policemen in Alwar took three hours to take a dying victim of a lynch mob to a hospital as they took a tea-break enroute.

  • Modi lashes out at Oppn, refers to RaGa’s ‘unwanted hug’ at UP rally

    Shahjahanpur (UP) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a dig at Rahul Gandhi over the “unwanted hug” he received from the Congress president in Parliament, and said the coming together of many parties against the BJP will only help the ‘lotus’ bloom.

  • Rahul’s gesture of hugging a PM sent good message: Pawar

    Mumbai: Rahul Gandhi’s gesture of hugging Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha yesterday has sent a good message, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar said on Saturday, while advising the prime minister not to target political rivals from “foreign soil”.

  • Day after hugging PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi says ‘only Love and Compassion can build a nation’

    New Delhi: A day after creating a splash in the Lok Sabha by hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today said that only way to build a nation was by harnessing love and compassion of people. He said yesterday’s debate in Parliament on the no-confidence motion was about the prime minister using “hate, fear and anger” in the hearts of some people to build

  • What A Jhappi! This is how Bollywood reacted to Rahul Gandhi’s hug to PM Narendra Modi in Parliament

    Mumbai: Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s ‘jaadu ki jhappi’ moment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the parliament drew mixed reactions from the Indian film fraternity, who found the “theatrics” worth a comment or two. Filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan tweeted: “No wonder Indian theatre audience is diminishing. We are no match for Parliament performances.”

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    No-Confidence Motion: Rahul Gandhi puts rafale deal on political radar

    New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has put the Rafale fighter aircraft deal on the national radar. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, though a Rajya Sabha member, was present in the Lok Sabha when Rahul pointed out that the UPA government was to get the Rafale fighter aircraft at Rs 520 crore a piece, but with PM Modi negotiated a price of Rs 1600 crore per aircraft, thereby benefiting a businessman friend to

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    No Confidence Motion: PM Modi takes dig at Rahul Gandhi, asks why in hurry to get in power

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at his barbed best on Friday. Just when it seemed that Rahul’s hug had eclipsed the happenings in Parliament, Modi came back firing on all cylinders. Taking Congress president Rahul Gandhi head on, Modi said that the no-confidence motion against the government was not a test for him, but one for the Congress and its friends, hinting at the rag-tag nature of the opposition unity.

  • With 325 against 126 votes, Modi government defeats no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: The no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government was defeated in the Lok Sabha on Friday after a 12-hour heated debate which saw the government and the opposition trade charges and a moment of drama when Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, after a blistering speech, walked over to hug the Prime Minister.