Free Press Journal
  • Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Patidar quota 5 complications

    Ahmedabad, Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Wednesday announced his support to the Congress in the Gujarat Assembly election after it reached an understanding with him by promising job quotas to the agitating Patel community if it comes to power.

  • Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Hardik Patel, Congress bite more than they can chew

    Gandhinagar: Hardik Patel, the convenor of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), on Wednesday accepted the Congress quota formula, leaving the BJP fulminating and two key Patidar stakeholders non-committal. The development came even as Congress rebel Shankersinh Vaghela released a list of 69 candidates.

  • Patidar quota beyond 50% ‘self-deception’, says Jaitley

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday ridiculed the Congress for “self-deception and deceiving public” by promising Patidar leader Hardik Patel to give his community reservation over and above 50% for SC, ST and OBC.

  • Over 52 per cent polling in first phase of UP civic polls

    Lucknow : Over 52 per cent voting was recorded in the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh civic polls on Wednesday, with the Congress bastion Amethi logging a high turnout of 68.44 per cent and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s hometurf Gorakhpur registering the lowest.

  • Gujarat Elections 2017: Congress has agreed to give Patidars reservations, says Hardik Patel

    Ahmedabad: Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener Hardik Patel on Wednesday claimed that the Congress party has agreed to give reservation to the Patidar community, if the party comes to power in Gujarat. Patel, while addressing the media here, said the party will introduce a bill in the Gujarat Assembly for the reservation, if they win the forthcoming elections.

  • ‘Rahul Gandhi was told he is in a temple, not sitting for namaaz’, says Yogi Adityanath

    New Delhi: Election time is free for all. Having a jibe at Rahul Gandhi for his frequent temple hopping, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath claimed that the Congress Yuvraj was chided by a priest for sitting as if he was about to offer namaaz. The saffron-clad priest-turned chief minister said with obvious sarcasm that he was happy that Rahul is now visiting temples and it would help “cleanse his mind”.

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    Maharashtra: Congress to join NCP’s morcha to Nagpur Vidhan Bhavan, instead of holding separate morcha

    Mumbai: Despite being aware about the Nationalist Congress Party’s poor existence in the Vidarbha region, Congress on Tuesday withdrew its pre-decided schedule to hold the Akrosh Rally in Marathwada and Vidarbha region. Instead of holding a separate march at the Nagpur Vidhan Bhavan on December 13, the Congress will join NCP’s morcha on December 12.

  • Can Rahul Gandhi’s coronation as Congress president revive the fortunes of the Grand Old Party?

    Indian National Congress (INC) or more commonly known as Congress is a party which is more than 130 years old and has played an important role in India’s evolution from being the party which took part in freedom struggle to governing the Indian republic for close to 60 years since its independence, the Grand Old Party (GOP) now finds itself at crossroads and is unsure about what kind of legacy it wants

  • Never misused my position like Mallya: Robert Vadra

    New Delhi: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra on Tuesday cried foul after liquor baron Vijay Mallya drew parallels citing both of them were victims of political vendetta.

  • Cabinet Committee will mull dates for winter session soon: Ananth Kumar

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar on Tuesday said a Cabinet Committee meeting will be held soon to fix the dates for winter session of Parliament. The Union Minister told ANI that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is committed to hold the winter session.

  • Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: BJP, Congress grapple with scramble for seats

    Gandhinagar: The struggle for reservation spearheaded by the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) shrivelled into a scramble for seats, no sooner did the Congress announce their first list of 77 candidates with the anger over both deliverance and denial spilling into incensed attack on opposition party offices. Both organizations spent the length of the day on Monday managing the contradictions.

  • Rahul Gandhi Elevation: Only sabotage can spoil show

    New Delhi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi (47) is all set to be elevated as the Congress President and succeed his mother Sonia Gandhi who is holding the post for two decades since. His unanimous election is a foregone conclusion unless someone sabotages the exercise by entering the fray and forcing a poll on December 16 and counting on December 19.

  • Mugabe ignores deadline to resign

    Once-formidable Mugabe is now a virtually powerless figure, making his continued incumbency all the more unusual and extending Zimbabwe’s political limbo.