Free Press Journal
  • A moment for sober, strategic reflection

    There is no doubt that the four by-election victories have energised the Opposition as never before. The triumphalism that has marked the TV and print contributions of the editorial classes clearly suggest that the Opposition believe the tide has turned against the BJP.

  • BJP President Amit Shah to visit Odisha in April

    Bhubaneswar: BJP national president Amit Shah will visit Odisha in April, a party leader said. Shah is likely to arrive during the first or second week of April, BJP state president Basant Panda said here yesterday. During the visit, the BJP chief will attend public meetings and youth conferences in western districts like Sambalpur, Kalahandi, Sundargarh, Bolangir and Sonepur. Shah is also expected to interact with local BJP leaders and prepare strategies

  • Mahabharata 2.0: Rahul Gandhi likens BJP to Kauravas, Congress to Pandavas

    New Delhi: A mild mannered Rahul Gandhi was at his barbed best on Sunday as he launched a blistering attack on the BJP troika — Modi, Shah and Jaitley. Dipping into mythology, as if to prove a point to Hindutva mascots, he likened the BJP to the arrogant Kauravas, while appropriating the role of the ‘humble’ Pandavas for the Congress.

  • Mumbai: Amit Shah to attend BJP foundation day on April 6

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to celebrate its biggest foundation day on April 6 in Mumbai in presence of national president Amit Shah. With an aim to make its 39th foundation day a grand event the party has planned a rally expected to be attended by around three lakh workers across Maharashtra.

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    BJP president Amit Shah to address rally in Mumbai on April 6

    Mumbai: BJP president Amit Shah will address a rally at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in the city on April 6, the Foundation Day of the BJP. “Shah is coming here on April 6, which is the Foundation Day of the BJP. He will address a rally in the BKC on the same day. He will hold meetings with party officials, leaders and workers,” a BJP leader said on Thursday night.

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    Supreme Court raps TV media, news portal for behaving like Popes sitting on pulpit

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked a Gujarat trial court not to proceed till April 12 with the criminal defamation complaint of Jay Shah, son of BJP president Amit Shah, against news portal ‘The Wire’ and its scribes, even as he chided the media for projecting “whatever they feel like” against a person.

  • TDP-BJP divorce: How it will affect the political scenario in southern states

    The political arena is full of buzz as two ministers from Telugu Desam Party (TDP) quit the Union Cabinet. The TDP has kept the BJP-led NDA alliance on notice period, and the politics in Andhra Pradesh is expected to undergo some churning. But this might hurt a bit, especially BJP President Amit Shah’s dreams to breach the

  • Rahul Gandhi should skip CWC election for now

    Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, the BJP has earned the sobriquet of an election winning machine. From seven in 2014, as many as 20 states are now in BJP-led NDA kitty; though some states like Goa, Manipur and Meghalaya were annexed through questionable means. If everything is fair in love and war, so is in politics.  Modi-Shah duo, Mamata Banerjee, Mayawati, Laloo Yadav, Nitish Kumar, K Chandrashekhra

  • ‘Extremely unfortunate’, says Amit Shah on vandalism of statues

    New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah today termed the desecration of communist icon Lenin’s statues in Tripura and Periyar’s statue in Tamil Nadu “extremely unfortunate” and asserted that any party member found involved in destroying a statue will face severe action. In a series of tweets, Shah distanced the BJP from the vandalism after a few party leaders appeared to be endorsing the attacks on the statues and said his organisation believes

  • Is BJP getting carried away with winning (unimportant) North-Eastern elections?

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party national president has ticked another box and now the saffron brigade has captured Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya. The latest assembly wins in three north-eastern states mean that the right-wing party is currently ruling in 22 states (out of 29 states, I’m rolling my eyes as well). Ever since the stupendous victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP riding on

  • Ready to be CM, but BJP Par Board will take final call: Biplab Deb

    Agartala: With the BJP on the cusp of ending the Left Front’s 25-year-rule in Tripura, state party chief Biplab Kumar Deb today said he was ready to take on the mantle of chief minister, but a decision on it would be taken by the party’s highest decision making body, the Parliamentary Board.

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    Tripura assembly election 2018: Eyeing the red citadel of Tripura

    It may be the end of the road for the red revolution that never happened. Heaven forbid but it may also mean a revival of the horrendous ethnic bloodshed that convulsed Tripura in 1980. Amit Shah sidestepped that core conflict on the eve of the election when he urged all his “brothers and sisters of Tripura to come out and vote in large numbers”, saying their “vote will lay the foundation of

  • PNB scam: Amit Shah flays Congress over issue of PM snapshot with Modi Nirav, others

    Surathkal: BJP President Amit Shah today hit out at Congress for targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over scam-tainted designer jeweller Nirav Modi being photographed with him and others at Davos, saying it was cheap politics to make an issue of snaps taken at a public function. “Photographs (Nirav Modi Davos photo) mean nothing. Even you people are sitting with me and we being photographed and if somebody does anything will I be linked?” he

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    Gujarat High Court restores gag order against ‘The Wire’ on Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah’s plea

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court today restored a gag order against news portal “The Wire”, thereby debarring it from publishing any article related to the businesses of BJP chief Amit Shah’s son Jay. Justice Paresh Upadhyay allowed an appeal filed by Jay Shah against a lower court order, which had partly lifted the injunction against the news portal while restraining it from linking the article to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.