Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • BJP creating divisiveness in society: BSP

    New Delhi: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar of creating divisiveness in society by declaring that the Taj Mahal had been built over a Hindu Temple.

  • BSP leader Rajesh Yadav shot dead outside Allahabad university hostel, angry supporters set ablaze bus

    Allahabad: BSP leader Rajesh Yadav was shot dead outside an Allahabad University hostel, prompting an angry reaction from his supporters who torched a bus, the police said today. Yadav, along with his friend Mukul Singh, had gone to meet someone outside the Allahabad University’s Tara Chand hostel when the incident took place early this morning, they said.

  • Did Lalu Yadav organise the anti-BJP rally to launch sons?

    New Delhi : It’s been just 24-hours that Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav finished his much touted anti-BJP rally. However, it seems there was more if one was to read between the lines. Some political observers felt that the Lalu’s rally was only to launch his sons.  JD(U) party spokesperson K.C. Tyagi said: “Lalu Yadav organised this anti-BJP rally only to launch his sons so that they become the

  • Developments in Bihar ominous for democracy, says Mayawati

    Lucknow : BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday termed the developments in Bihar in the last 24 hours as ominous for democracy and said that the “hunger for more power” was leading the BJP into misusing government machinery and investigative agencies.

  • Mayawati resigns as Rajya Sabha MP

    New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday resigned as Rajya Sabha MP.

  • BJP urges Mayawati not to ‘add oil in Saharanpur fire’

    New Delhi/Bengaluru: Aiming at revival of peace in the violence-stricken Saharanpur, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday urged Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati not to add oil in the prevailing tense situation.

  • Saharanpur clashes: Violence broke out following ‘rumours’

    Saharanpur: A day after one person was killed and around 12 others injured after fresh clashes erupted in Saharanpur, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Subhash Chandra Dubey on Wednesday said the violence broke out following rumors.

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    Presidential Election 2017: Sonia Gandhi speaks to Lalu

    New Delhi : In an attempt to unify the opposition for the presidential election, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday spoke to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. According to sources, the duo talked over the phone regarding the presidential election. Lalu also spoke to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati and requested her to attend August 27 Patna rally.

  • Bedlam in UP Assembly, paper missiles thrown at Governor

    Lucknow: The first sitting of the 17th Uttar Pradesh Assembly witnessed unruly scenes and pandemonium on Monday with the opposition disrupting proceedings and throwing paper missiles at Governor Ram Naik.  The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) later lashed out at the opposition for its “unruly behaviour”, saying they were doing it out of frustration for having lost the state elections.