Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: Rahul Gandhi’s road show today, workers all geared up

    Congress workers of the State are all geared up to welcome the party president who will lead a road show here on Monday. Congress banners, posters, party leaders cut outs have been put up in the entire city to welcome the party president. Posters and hoardings of party leaders have also been put up by their respective supporters. This is the first visit of Gandhi to the state capital after the appointment

  • Bhopal: BJP leaders got government land transferred in wives’ names

    The leader of opposition Ajay Singh has accused BJP leaders of committing land scam in Orcha and demanded high level inquiry into it. He alleged that BJP leaders have got registered government land in their names on forged documents.  In Orcha, BJP leaders fraudulently got ownership over government land at khasara number 574/2 and 249/2, claimed Singh. In 2010, BJP MLA Anil Jain had allegedly occupied government land and got its ownership

  • Bhopal: BMC removes Congress flags, banners taking plea of property defacement

    A day ahead of the proposed Congress president Rahul Gandhi road show, political atmosphere in the state capital remained fully charged up on Sunday. Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) removed Congress banners, flags, flex, cut-outs of party leaders from nooks and corners of the city taking plea of Defacement of Property Act.

  • Indore: 30 sitting, ex-BJP MLAs want to contest on Congress ticket, says Kamal Nath

    Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee president Kamal Nath on Sunday said 30 sitting and former MLAs of BJP have expressed willingness to contest assembly elections on Congress ticket. “They are in my contact,” he said while addressing Meet the Press programme at Indore Press Club on Sunday.  “About 2300 people from across the state are willing to contest elections including sitting and former BJP MLAs,” he remarked.

  • Rehashing an old story

    The exchange of invective between the ruling party and the Congress over the escape of the bank defaulter Vijay Mallya seems to be a rehash of the March 2016 exchanges when he had actually fled the country. This is unmindful of the fact that even at that time, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was accused of meeting the King of Good Times before he left the country, and, equally vehemently, the FM had

  • BJP loyal to ‘conman’, not common man: Cong

    New Delhi : The Congress on Saturday alleged that “23 persons” involved in bank frauds to the tune of Rs 90,000 crore fled the country during the BJP rule and dubbed it as party which is “more loyal to a con-man than to a common man”.

  • Congress charge against Arun Jaitley over Vijay Mallya ‘meeting’ ridiculous: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena Saturday hit out at the Congress saying its allegations against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya’s claims on meeting him were “ridiculous”. The saffron party asked if the Congress knew about their meeting, why did it remain silent all these years. Wondering who was pulling the strings of the Congress and Mallya, the Sena said the controversy was a part of the preparation for the 2019 general

  • Ujjain: City Congress urges workers to attend Rahul Gandhi’s Bhopal meet

    All India Congress Committee president Rahul Gandhi will hold a public meeting at Bhopal on Monday. Pradesh Congress Committee president Kamal Nath has invited party members from across the state to attend the meeting. District Congress Committee urban head Mahesh Soni and rural head Kamal Patel jointly called a meeting of members on Friday in which former MLAs, MPs, senior leaders and several workers were present.

  • Bhopal: Congress party to gift cycle to CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, cycle to CM

    The Congress party will gift a cycle to CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan to protest against the hike of petroleum products, on Saturday. In 2007, the CM and its cabinet rode on the cycle protesting the hike in petroleum products during the Congress’s regime. While addressing the press conference the treasurer of MP congress Govind Goyal informed that, the party will contribute the amount to purchase the cycle to be gifted to the

  • Bhopal: BJP, Congress come face-to-face over Lord Rama

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress have come face-to-face over Lord Rama. The BJP is preparing to give clarification on Congress announcing the construction of ‘Ramvangaman Path’. Revenue minister Umashankar Gupta, in a press conference on Friday, said several works done in connection with ‘Ramvangaman Path’ would be narrated in a book, to be published by the BJP.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru

    Jawaharlal Nehru’s statue removed from road in Allahabad, Congress workers protest

    Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh): The statue of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru, installed in a park at Balsan Crossing, has been shifted to a nearby spot, in order to widen the road for Kumbh Mela next year, the Allahabad Development Authority clarified on Friday.

  • Nehru’s statue removed from road in Allahabad

    Allahabad : A statue of Jawaharlal Nehru was removed from an intersection here as part of a road-widening project, triggering a protest by the Congress.

  • Maharashtra: Former MP Nana Patole appointed chief of Kisan Khet Mazdoor Congress

    Mumbai: Former MP Nana Patole, who had resigned from the BJP and joined the Congress earlier this year, was Friday appointed the chairman of the Kisan Khet Mazdoor Congress. The announcement about Patole’s appointment was made by All India Congress Committee general secretary Ashok Gehlot. “Congress president Rahul Gandhi has appointed Ex-MP Nana Patole as chairman, Kisan Khet Mazdoor Congress of the AICC with immediate effect,” Gehlot’s statement read. Patole is currently vice president of the Maharashtra

  • CBI changing notice against Vijay Mallya without PM Narendra Modi’s approval inconceivable: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that the CBI had aided fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya’s “great escape” by changing the “detain” notice to “inform”, adding that it was “inconceivable” that this was done without Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s approval. Allegations have flown thick and fast between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Mallya episode, following the liquor baron’s claim on Wednesday that he had met Finance

  • Ujjain: Congress Sevadal chief faces awkward situation over ‘SC/ST Act’

    All India Congress Sevadal (AICS) chief Lalji Desai felt uncomfortable here on Thursday when some media persons raised questions with regard to the Congress’ stand on reservation and enforcement of amended SC/ST (Prevention) Act. Desai was here to participate in the district-level organisation meeting at Rajiv Bhavan, Ksheer Sagar. During the press conference when he tried to advocate supremacy of the Constitution, he was asked by which provision the Supreme Court was

  • Bhopal: Congress to develop cultural religious tourism circuit

    Congress party is going to develop cultural religious tourism circuit in the state, said Congress state media president Sobha Oza. “The party wants to develop cultural and religious tourism circuit when it comes to power in the state, said Oza while talking to media here on Thursday. The tourism circuit will generate employment for local youths and also help in growth of business at local level, she said.

  • Bhopal: Congress gearing for friendly contest with BSP on some seats

    Congress has changed its strategy on alliance with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) seeing the resentment on amendment in SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Congress, instead of entering into alliance with the BSP, is now preparing for friendly contests on some seats. There are certain seats in Gwalior, Chambal and Vindhya regions where BJP wins elections because of caste equations of Congress and BSP candidates. Efforts are on not to let BSP candidates