Free Press Journal
  • Nothing new in new Congress Working Committee

    At long last, we have a new Congress Working Committee. The Congress President Rahul Gandhi, seven months into his new elevated position, has found time to re-constitute the apex decision-making body of the once great party according to his lights. But there is little to inspire the party or outsiders. It is the same old mix of old and new, without any indication of a new ideological direction or organisational vigour. Yes,

  • Clarify stand on privatisation or denationalisation of banks: Congress to government

    New Delhi: Members in the Rajya Sabha today expressed concern over bad loans and “political influence” in the banking system, as a Congress MP asking the government to clarify its stand on privatisation or denationalisation of banks. The explanation was sought by the Congress leader Jairam Ramesm while participating in a debate on the State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017 which seeks to approve the merger of associate banks with the

  • Rahul Gandhi thanks DMK leader M.K. Stalin for support on Women’s Reservation bill

    New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday thanked DMK leader M.K. Stalin for supporting him on Women’s Reservation Bill. “Thank you @mkstalin. Spoken like a true leader and a great son of Tamil Nadu. Women are the key to the accelerated development of India. The Women’s Reservation Bill recognises this fact. It’s time for all political parties to come together to support this bill in Parliament,” said Gandhi on Twitter.

  • Monsoon Session begins today! What to expect in Parliament, apart from protests

    New Delhi: With the Monsoon Session of the Parliament kick-starting today, the Centre and Opposition would be looking forward to debates over a long pending list of bills and a slew of relevant issues. The monsoon session, which concludes on August 10, will have 18 sittings amid much-expected drama in both the houses – Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.

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    Digvijay Singh is among old guards dropped from Congress Working Committee

    New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday constituted the Congress Working Committee, the party’s highest decision-making body, in which the Old Guard still dominate – the likes of AK Antony, Ahmed Patel, Ambika Soni, Motilal Vora, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Anand Sharma and Kumari Selja.

  • Cong to move no-trust motion against govt

     New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday announced its plan to mobilise opposition parties by the night to pilot a no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha against the Modi Government. Congress’ Lok Sabha leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who addressed a joint press conference with Ghulam Nabi Azad, said 13 opposition parties on Monday evening took a decision on moving the no-confidence decision but will announce it only after an all-party meeting convened by

  • Ujjain: Congress to launch Jan Jagaran Abhiyan

    Ujjain: Retaliating against the BJP’s Jan Ashirwad Yatra, Congress will start its Jan Jagran Abhiyan (campaign) Yatra from Wednesday. The Congress spokesperson said Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) acting president Jitu Patwari will lead the campaign, which will be inaugurated by Congress State president Kamal Nath from Tarana. The yatra will reach Ratlam via Ujjain and cover all assembly seats.

  • Bhopal: Response to Jan Ashirwaad Yatra leaves BJP elated, Congress nervous

    Bhopal: The initial response of people to Jan Ashirwaad Yatra, launched by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan eying assembly polls, has elated the BJP. Before the beginning of the Yatra, there was a sort of concern in the BJP over how people would respond to the it.

  • Arun Jaitley targets Congress over Karnataka CM H. D. Kumaraswamy breaking down

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday targeted the Congress over Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy breaking down at a public event, saying the party believed that “only members of one family can rule India” and that others should be pushed to weeping publicly.

  • Congress communal, its appeasement politics damaged India: BJP

    New Delhi: The history of partition is testimony to the fact that the Congress’ “appeasement politics” has damaged the country, the BJP said today, intensifying its attack over Rahul Gandhi’s reported remark that the Congress is a “party for Muslims”.

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad questions Rahul Gandhi’s silence over ‘Muslim party’ remark

    New Delhi: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has questioned Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s silence over his “Congress is a Muslim party” remark. Speaking to ANI, the minister said that Rahul’s statement on Muslims is purely inspired by vote bank politics. “What Rahul Gandhi has said (Congress is a pro-Muslim party) fits the pattern when he had earlier said saffron or Hindu terror is more dangerous than LeT. It’s purely inspired by vote bank politics.

  • Mulk: Anubav Sinha hits back at trolls in an open letter

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, who is being accused of running propaganda to garner support and sympathy for Muslims through his upcoming film “Mulk“, has hit out at trolls, saying the movie is not funded by either underworld kingpin Dawood Ibrahim, the Congress or the RSS, and neither is it about Hindus or Muslims.