Free Press Journal
  • Hardik Patel arrested on way to Mandsaur to meet farmers

    Neemuch: Quota stir leader Hardik Patel was today arrested in Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh when he was heading to Mandsaur to meet the kin of the farmers killed in police firing last week. Patel was arrested from Nayagaon in Neemuch to prevent the commission of cognisable offences, City Superintendent of Police Abhishek Diwan said.

  • Maharashtra: Cops lodge FIRs against farmers opposing Samruddhi corridor

    Mumbai: Taking serious cognisance of the growing protests against Samruddhi corridor and proposed rasta roko (road blockade) on Mumbai-Agra National Highway in Shahapur on April 26, the police have detained over 70 farmers in Thane district.

  • Hardik Patel meets Uddhav Thackeray, but won’t campaign for Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena’s attempt to make a new political friend from the Gujarati community in the shape of Hardik Patel, youth leader of the Patidar community, met with less than complete success as Patel declined to campaign for Sena in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections. However, he said that the ‘Enemy of enemy is a friend’ and hence Sena will be a friend.

  • No danger at all to my government, says Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today asserted that there is no threat to his government and it will complete its full term, a comment which came on a day when Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that its ties with BJP in the state are on a “notice period”.

  • Mumbai: Hardik Patel joins Shiv Sena, to be face of Gujarat polls campaign

    Mumbai: In a another jolt to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Maharashtra, the firebrand Patidar quota stir leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday joined hands with Shiv Sena and said that he will be the face of the Uddhav Thackeray led-party in Gujarat.

  • BMC Elections: Hardik Patel to support Shiv Sena, what this means for BJP

    Shiv Sena has found a kryptonite to use against Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in the upcoming civic body elections. A furious leader and the man behind the Patidar reservation stir in Gujarat, Hardik Patel is going to be part Shiv Sena’s BMC campaign. Shiv Sena has roped in Hardik Patel to woo the Gujarati voters. Mumbai has a good number of Gujarati voters, which is also a deciding factor for the 40

  • Hardik returns home, vows to continue fight

    GANDHINAGAR : Sent out of Gujarat under court orders after being charged with sedition, Hardik Patel, the spearhead of the Patidar pro-reservation stir, returned to a triumphant welcome by a ballooning support base on Tuesday.

  • Hardik to return to Guj, address big rally today

    Ahmedabad : Patidar leader Hardik Patel will return to Gujarat tomorrow after spending six months outside the state and address a “massive” rally of the Patel community in Sabarkantha district.

  • Hardik Patel meets Nitish, gets backing for quota agitation

    GANDHINAGAR : With Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi slated to follow prime minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Gujarat, there are emerging signs of poll politics warming up in the state.

  • Patel quota: Talks between PAAS, govt fail to break deadlock

    Gandhinagar : The opening round of talks between the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti(PAAS) and the Vijay Rupani government in Gujarat has ended in failure here on Thursday with the warring Patels threatening to reload their stir.

  • RBI: Buzzword is continuity

    UNLIKE Rajan who inherited a tottering economy and had to plunge headlong into policy formulation, Patel can draw satisfaction from the fact that his inheritance is distinctly better with the country’s fiscal and current account deficits under control, the rupee in a relatively stable setting and inflation more or less under check.

  • You could be accused of sedition, beware!

    Dr. Manmohan Singh used to be the butt of much criticism by leaders of the BJP for years. And why shouldn’t the prime minister be criticised for his policies?

  • narendra modi

    BJP entangled in caste conundrum

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tongue-lashing to cow vigilantes in Gujarat, describing them as anti-social elements and criminals masquerading as cow protectors is indeed a no-holds-barred response to some lawless elements whose actions are defaming and discrediting his government. Modi went on to ask all states to prepare dossiers on vigilantes and send a strong signal that such behaviour has no place in a civilised, democratic society.

  • Vijay Rupani

    Gujarat: Make or mar battle for Vijay Rupani

    If  the first woman chief minister of Gujarat finds herself left out in the cold, two years and two months after she replaced Narendra Modi, Vijay Rupani who takes over from her has higher mountains to scale.