Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Ekta Manch now demand 27% reservation for OBC

    The divide between classes seems to be widening as assembly election closes up. Now the OBC, SC, ST Ekta Manch has demanded 27% reservation for the OBC (Other Backward Castes) in Madhya Pradesh. MP coordinator of Ekta Manch, Lokendra Gurjar while talking to media said that the population of OBC in state stands at 54%. MP is providing 14% reservation to OBC that is against norms, he added.

  • Telangana assembly election: AIMIM releases first list of candidates

    Hyderabad: All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on Tuesday released its first list of seven candidates for the Telangana Legislative Assembly elections. According to the list, Mumtaz Khan will contest from Charminar, while Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri will represent AIMIM from the Yakutpura constituency.

  • Ujjain: BJP chief wants to resign, successor not keen on donning the mantle

    Ujjain: Though the BJP is yet to decide on replacing sitting MLAs, ambitions of tickets aspirants are sky-rocketing. Iqbal Singh Gandhi is keen to quit as city BJP chief and contest assembly election. The problem is that Anil Jain Kaluheda, who is being considered as Gandhi’s replacement by the party, too is vying for ticket from Ujjain North constituency.

  • Bhopal: Amit Shah allocates work, asks leaders to listen to party workers

    Bhopal: Keeping in mind the ensuing assembly election national president of the BJP Amit Shah allocated work among party leaders in MP. Shah asked party’s national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and public relations minister Narottam Mishra to collect the names, mobile numbers and contact the 40 lakh families in the state, who are associated with the BJP- many of whom have become its members.

  • Karnataka: Counting of votes begin for Jayanagar assembly election

    Bengaluru: Counting of votes have begun for Jayanagar Assembly constituency here, where election was held on June 11. The Assembly elections were held across Karnataka on May 12, but poll in Jayanagar was countermanded following the death of BJP candidate B N Vijayakumar, who was holding the seat.

  • Poll debacle: K’taka Cong working president quits

    Bengaluru : Senior Congress leader SR Patil on Sunday resigned as Working President of the party’s Karnataka unit, owning moral responsibility for its defeat in the recent assembly election.

  • Debt-hit sugar mills to get Rs 1,540-cr govt breather

    New Delhi : The government on Wednesday decided to pay Rs 5.5 per quintal directly to cane growers on behalf of cash-starved sugar mills to help the industry in clearing outstanding dues to farmers – a move that could cost exchequer Rs 1,540 crore as subsidy.

  • Cong Plenary again in Delhi from March 16-18

    New Delhi : The much delayed 84th plenary session of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) will be held here from March 16 to 18 to formally ratify election of Rahul Gandhi as the party president, three months ahead of his turning 48.

  • Gujarat Assembly Election: PM Modi links ‘neech’ remark to caste, gives it a caste colour

    Gandhinagar: Desperate to salvage Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hurled his own persona into the poll battle, latching onto stray remarks and invoking them as a personal slight in a bid to invoke Gujarati pride for electoral gains. This happened on a day the din of electioneering closed in 89 of the total 182 state Assembly  constituencies which go to polls on December 9.

  • Gujarat elections 2017: BJP’s biggest challenge yet

    Will the PM’s 12-year track record as chief minister, Gujarati pride, Amit Shah’s organizational skills and an attenuated Congress compensate for three years of messy governance, the Patidar revolt, the two-too-many atrocities against dalits and the double whammy of GST and demonetization? Raj Thackeray doesn’t think so, but the BJP appears sanguine.

  • AK Jyoti of Gujarat cadre will be the next poll panel chief

    New Delhi : Current Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Jyoti will take charge as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) after Nasim Zaidi retires on July 6. Zaidi had taken over as the 20th CEC on April 19, 2015.

  • Ujjain: Racketeers sought Rs 16 lakh from me to tamper two EVMs of ward 25 says Ravi Rai

    Ujjain: The recent Uttar Pradesh assembly and MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) election earned the dubious reputation of being dominated by ‘Electronic frauds’ or tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs). Several fingers were pointed and allegations made by major national political parties. Though it has not led the pack, the city of Ujjain too has had its share of allegations. It has been found that similar allegations of hacking of EVMs were

  • Simultaneous polls not a bad idea: Prime Minister

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a strong pitch for simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and Assemblies and asked all parties to consider this suggestion by rising above political considerations.

  • Goa Elections: Parrikar casts his vote, says BJP will win with two-third majority

    Panaji: With the Assembly Election polling for 40 seats underway in Goa, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar cast his vote early on Saturday morning here and expressed his confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will sweep the polls with two-third majority.

  • EC Warns that it will take action if code of conduct is violated during polls

    New Delhi : The Election Commission on Tuesday warned political parties that it will not remain a “silent spectator” and will undertake stern steps if the model code of conduct or poll laws are violated by them during the forthcoming Assembly elections in five states.

  • AAP will make Punjab drug and corruption free: Arvind Kejriwal

    Tarn Tarn: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal today promised to make Punjab free of drug and corruption if his party is elected to power in the state Assembly election early next year.