Free Press Journal
  • Can “Modi Hatao” serve as glue for the Opposition?

    The non-BJP opposition is becoming increasingly vary if their single point agenda of “Modi Hatao” can send the BJP led NDA government packing in next year’s general elections. This is particularly so with the National Executive of the Lotus party at its meeting recently drawing attention to the mood being exuberant and brimming with confidence.


    Simultaneous polls unworkable for now

    It appears most unlikely that the idea to hold elections simultaneously to Parliament and State assemblies can be implemented for the next general elections even partially. That both Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat and Law Commission chairman Justice (retd) Balbir Singh Chauhan have cautioned against jumping into it without adequate homework should itself dispel any thought of steamrollering it. Apart from the logistic unworkability that Rawat has talked about, Justice Chauhan

  • How Army made Nawaz Sharif redundant

    With voting in the general elections in neighbouring Pakistan being held today (July 25), there is little hope for change. Undeterred by the disqualification, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif returned home only to be promptly jailed along with his daughter Maryam. Despite his dismissal, the chances of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) being in the lead cannot be brushed aside. A matter of concern is that there is large participation of terror

  • Four killed, 14 injured in bomb blast at poll rally in Pakistan

    Peshawar: At least four people were killed and 14 others, including a senior leader of an Islamist party, injured today in a bomb blast on an election rally in northwest Pakistan, the third terror attack on a political rally ahead of the July 25 general elections.

  • Pakistan’s Election Commission allows former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to contest elections

    Islamabad, Pakistan’s Election Commission said on Thursday that former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi can participate in the July 25 general elections from another constituency, a day after an electoral tribunal had disqualified his candidature from his home seat. On Wednesday, an appellate election tribunal had disqualified Abbasi from the Murree constituency for allegedly hiding facts and not providing the accurate value of his assets in the nomination papers, declaring

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    Kairana bypolls: Entire Opposition united against BJP, PM Modi’s Indira moment comes to reality

    Kairana: For the entire Opposition, in general, and Ajit Singh, in particular, the Kairana win is a watershed moment – or what a media source dubbed as PM Modi’s Indira moment. Mrs Gandhi had experienced a similar gang-up of opposition parties after the Emergency. The constituency’s 1.5 lakh Jats had switched their affections to the BJP in the last general elections after the sharp polarisation following the communal violence

  • BJP is all set but is Opposition also charged up for 2019 general elections

    With barely a year left for next year’s general elections, matters are beginning to hot up in the ruling BJP with Prime Minister Narendra Modi gung-ho about a second consecutive term in office. Even as the task at hand is daunting, the opposition, particularly the regional satraps, are trying to knit themselves into a purposeful, cohesive combine to overcome the aggressive saffron brigade.

  • Pak political parties fail to name caretaker PM

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s ruling party PML-N and the opposition on Friday  failed to appoint a caretaker Prime Minister until the formation of a new government after the general elections in July.

  • Pakistan elections likely to held on July 25-27

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s Election Commission has recommended July 25, 26 or 27 as probable dates for the forthcoming general elections in the country. The ECP has forwarded a gist with this respect to this to President Mamnoon Hussain, requesting him to set one of the proposed dates as the day of the polling under the Pakistan’s Elections Act 2017, reported Geo TV.

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    Saeed begins campaigning for Milli Muslim League in Pak

    Lahore : Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has kicked off campaigning for the Milli Muslim League, the political front of the JuD, with an eye on the general elections in Pakistan this year.

  • India and Nepal on the same page again?

    The foreign ministry mandarins in South Block miscalculated hugely when India cold-shouldered K P Sharma Oli in the run-up to the general elections in Nepal. Oli, too, followed a shrill anti-India stance during the election campaign. Left-winger Oli swept to power with a massive mandate last February and is firmly ensconced in the prime ministerial chair while India now holds out an olive branch to him.

  • BJP: Old allies falling by the side

    As general elections draw closer, the first fissures in the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) have surfaced, with the Shiv Sena national executive passing a resolution to be announced that it would fight all future elections on its own.

  • PM Narendra Modi again calls for holding general, state elections together

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday once again called for holding general elections and state polls together. In an interview to Zee News, Prime Minister Modi said holding parliamentary and assembly elections separately has proved harmful to the federal structure of the country.

  • Who exactly is UP CM Yogi Adityanath, charismatic leader or chaos specialist?

    Devendra Fadnavis, Raghubar Das, Raman Singh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Manohar Parrikar, Yogi Adityanath, Vasundhara Raje Scindia, Manohar Lal Khattar, Sarbananda Sonowal, Vijay Rupani. These are some of the names of BJP ruled states chief ministers, but one name that pops right out is of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and his brand of politics. UP is India’s most populous state with its population of over 22 crore is more than

  • Dissolve Lok Sabha and hold fresh polls, Lalu dares PM Modi

    New Delhi : RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dissolve the Lok Sabha and hold fresh general elections, as he claimed that the BJP-led Union government had “failed on all fronts” in its last three years of tenure.

  • PPP welcomes Imran’s move to field PTI candidates against Zardari, Bilawal

    Islamabad : The Pakistan Peoples Party has welcomed Imran Khan’s announcement to field Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidates against former president Asif Ali Zardari in Nawabshah and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Larkana in the by-elections or general elections and urged him to firmly stand by his decision.