Free Press Journal
  • Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati to share dais in Bengaluru 

    Lucknow: The swearing-in of H D Kumaraswamy as Karnataka chief minister tomorrow is set to see one-time rivals in Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav, sharing a public platform. Though Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party and Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party have recently come closer, particularly after they together managed to win the Lok Sabha byelections in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, their leaders have not been seen together on a public platform.

  • Dalit-speak of PM, BJP a sham, says Mayawati

    Lucknow : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said his words and the acts of BJP about Dalit welfare and respect for Dalit icon Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar is a sham.

  • Amit Shah

    Shah berated for his ‘filthy’ language

    New Delhi : Bhartiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah continued to be berated by the opposition parties for the second day on Saturday for comparing the regional political parties with cats, dogs, snakes and mongoose getting on the Congress tree to create an anti-BJP and anti-Modi front.

  • Mayawati hits back at BJP, says ties with SP not selfish 

    Lucknow: Accusing the BJP of seeking to drive a wedge into the new-found bonhomie between her party with the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati today said the two parties’ “friendship” has been forged in national interest and not to meet any selfish end.

  • Calls for common Oppn front against BJP in 2019 grow after loss in UP, Bihar

    Lucknow/Mumbai : The reverses suffered by the BJP in the Lok Sabha and assembly bypolls in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on Thursday triggered urgent calls by rival parties to forge a united opposition front to take on the saffron party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Gorakhpur-Phulpur bypolls: BJP gets reality check ahead of 2019 elections?

    2014: 73 seats out of 80, 2017: 325 seats out of 403. These were the number of seats that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won in 2014 Lok Sabha and 2017 assembly polls respectively. The shocking results in the bypolls of Gorakhpur and Phulpur have changed the political landscape not only in Uttar Pradesh but also in India. The bypolls were deemed necessary after Yogi Adityanath (Gorakhpur) and Keshav Prasad Maurya

  • UP Bypolls: Uttar Pradesh witnesses’ political tremors, good reason for BJP to be rattled

    New Delhi:  Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday was witness to political tremors, triggered by the Lok Sabha by-election results. First and foremost, the twin loss in seats that were held by Chief Minister Yogi and his deputy chief minister have underscored the formidable strength of the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party combine in a state that sends 80 members to the House.

  • Mayawati slams RSS over Mohan Bhagwat’s comment on Indian Army

    Lucknow: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Tuesday condemned a statement of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat that they were ready, before the Indian Army, to take on Pakistan if the need arises. In a statement, party supremo Mayawati said the statement was not only an insult to the country’s armed forces but also reflected the ‘militant swayam sevaks’ that RSS nurtured.

  • Maharashtra: Two Maharashtra ex-bureaucrats join Congress

    Mumbai: Two top retired IAS officers from Maharashtra, including Uttam Khobragade, the father of controversial IFS officer Devyani Khobragade, have joined the Congress, a party leader said here on Friday.

  • Gujarat Assembly Election Results 2017: Congress lost 15 seats with small margins

    New Delhi: The Congress party would have won the Gujarat Assembly elections but for the National Congress Party of Sharad Pawar and the Bahujan Samaj Party of Mayawati cutting into its vote bank to help the BJP win at least 15 seats. Two of the seats were lost by a small margin of less than 500 while others were lost by 906 to 2839 votes, i.e. less than 3,000 votes.

  • Bogus voting, violence mar UP civic polls final phase

    Lucknow : Reports of bogus voting at several booths and some incidents of violence marred elections for the third and final phase of the Uttar Pradesh civic polls on Wednesday that saw average ballotting.

  • Let EVMs be checked before Guj polls, demands Cong

    New Delhi : Expressing fears that the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party will once again manipulate the electronic voting machines (EVMs) as seen in the civic body polling in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, the Congress on Thursday demanded that a task force headed by a Supreme Court judge should undertake a thorough examination of all machines to be used in the Gujarat Assembly elections.

  • Bhopal: BSP to oppose freebies to backward classes

    Bhopal: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has opposed state government’s bid to provide most facilities free of cost to backward sections of the society, which has made them dependent on the government. Backward classes are major vote banks of BSP, which the party fears losing them because of BJP-led state government’s welfare measures specially when state assembly elections are due next year.