Free Press Journal
  • Meet Jignesh Mevani, the fresh face of Dalits who is locking horns with Modi

    As the Bhima-Koregaon caste conflict is finally dying down, the protests became quite a vocal issue across Maharashtra and India. The Maharashtra bandh on January 3 (Wednesday) was the retaliation of the conflict which happened in Pune on January 1, 2018, celebrating the heroics of the Dalit community to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Koregaon. The issue quickly spread like a wildfire and it has put the focus on

  • Gujarat: A tough nut to crack

    RAHUL will have to create such a system where local leaders are encouraged and empowered to take their own political decisions without making weekly trips to Delhi for the nod of the party high command.

  • Gujarat: Vijay Rupani to continue as CM, Nitin Patel to stay as his deputy

    Gujarat: Vijay Rupani on Friday has been announced as the chief minister of Gujarat. Nitin Patel will also continue as the Deputy Chief Minister of the state. Meanwhile, Rupani supporters are celebrating outside the BJP office in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar.

  • Can Rahul Gandhi and opposition stop Narendra Modi and BJP’s juggernaut?

    The Gujarat assembly elections are done and dusted and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi won the state with a slender majority of 99 seats and the contest became very close and PM Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah had to use all their might to retain its citadel. With the win in Himachal Pradesh with a handsome margin, the right-wing party now controls India’s 19 states

  • Gujarat Assembly Election Results: 5 Congress turncoats lose, 2 win on BJP tickets

    Ahmedabad: It may have ended up as the runner-up in Gujarat polls won by the BJP, but the Congress exacted sweet revenge of sorts with five out of the seven defectors who contested on the saffron party’s ticket losing. Out of the seven turncoats, five MLAs lost to theCongress contestants in Viramgam, Jamnagar (Rural), Balasinor, Thasra, and Mansa seats. The two Congress defectors who managed to win as BNP candidates are C

  • Gujarat Assembly election Results: Congress owes more to Patels, less to Muslims

    NEW DELHI: A post-result survey by Lokniti states that Congress did manage to get a substantial vote share from the communities it had banked upon, says TV channel News 18. The party drew its major gain in vote share from the BJP’s most loyal voter. 36 percent of the Patel votes went to Congress this time. In 2012 state elections, only 10 percent of the Patels had voted for the Congress party.

  • 47 newly-elected Gujarat MLAs face criminal cases: Study

    Mumbai: As many as 47 newly-elected members of the Gujarat Assembly have criminal cases pending against them as per their election affidavits, according to a study conducted by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Gujarat Election Watch. It said that 18 (18 per cent) out of 99 BJP MLAs and 25 (32 per cent) out of 77 Congress MLAs have declared criminal cases pending against them. ADR and GEW, which work for electoral reforms, analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all

  • Congress protests in Lok Sabha; government says its conduct is shameful

    New Delhi: Congress members’ protest over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attack on his predecessor Manmohan Singh during the Gujarat polls drew condemnation from the government, which accused it of holding “mock proceedings” in the House in violation of the Chair’s rulings.

  • A moral victory for us in Gujarat, says Congress

    New Delhi: Asserting that it has secured a moral victory in Gujarat, the Congress today said it may have lost a front “by a whisker” but not the war and will take on the BJP in assembly elections due next year.

  • Tale of two states: Gujarat trumps over Himachal Pradesh on NOTA votes

    New Delhi: Gujarat voters have emerged to be twice as likely to reject all candidates in the fray, compared to their counterparts in Himachal Pradesh, with over 5.5 lakh in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state opting for the NOTA (None of the above) button.