Free Press Journal
  • Changing Uttar Pradesh scenario

    Politics might be opportunistic, unprincipled, selfish, ugly, etc, but dull it never is. For, its practitioners represent almost every colour in the multi-hued kaleidoscope. Just when you thought the BJP might be in for tough times ahead in the 2019 election following the unlikely jugalbandi between Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav, out pops Shivpal Yadav, threatening to spoil the party. The newfound bonhomie between the SP’s ‘bhatija’ and the BSP’s ‘bua’, it seems,

  • ‘Non-BJP leaders will be jailed before 2019 polls’

    Patna : RJD president Lalu Prasad, who is scheduled to surrender before the court at Ranchi on Thursday following an order of the Jharkhand High Court, condemned the arrests of human right activists on Tuesday.

  • Aam Aadmi Party announces Atishi Marlena as its first Lok Sabha candidate

    New Delhi: Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday announced Atishi Marlena, a former advisor to Education Minister Manish Sisodia, as its candidate in the Lok Sabha election from East Delhi constituency. She is the first candidate to be announced by AAP for the 2019 elections.

  • Rahul Gandhi on violence against Dalits

    New Delhi : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday tweeted facts in support of his charge on how violence against the Dalits and Adivasis had shot up since the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power at the Centre and in the states. “Mr 56’s best buddy, asked me to “check my facts” when I said BJP fuels violence against Dalits and Adivasis. I hope the fact check I’m attaching below will wake

  • BSP chief Mayawati says BJP may contest Lok Sabha polls early after defeat in bypolls

    Chandigarh: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati today said the BJP may call for early Lok Sabha elections after its stunning defeat in the parliamentary bypolls in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister, whose gamble of backing the Samajwadi Party for the bypolls in Gorakhpur and Phulpur in the state paid rich dividends, said the idea was to teach the party a lesson. Addressing a rally here, she labelled

  • Early poll ruled out

    There has been some talk in the capital about an early Lok Sabha election. Those who argue on those lines believe that a simultaneous parliamentary election along with those to the State assemblies of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh will help the ruling party. It is suggested that Modi will not only return to power, albeit with a reduced majority, but will also help the party retain power in these States, thus

  • Voices against Rahul after Maha debacle

    New Delhi : The Congress debacle in the Maharashtra municipal corporation elections has triggered murmurs within the party against its vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Many blame him for bringing the Congress to this sorry state by doing nothing to rebuild the organisation since after the disaster in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Simultaneous polls not a bad idea: Prime Minister

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a strong pitch for simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and Assemblies and asked all parties to consider this suggestion by rising above political considerations.

  • Mayawati appeals Muslim voters to exercise their right to vote wisely

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday urged the Muslim voters to cast their votes in favour of her, and not in support of the ruling Samajwadi Party, in order to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

  • Murali Manohar Joshi not invited at BJP National Executive meet

    Allahabad: Once one of the three pillars of the BJP along with Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi is now nowhere on the party’s leadership spectrum here at the National Executive meeting.

  • Federal front no threat: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi : The non-BJP parties may be dreaming of getting together and posing a joint challenge to the ruling BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, but the present day masters of the central government take a dim view of this proposition.

  • TN polls: Ghulam Nabi Azad to discuss seat-sharing with Karunanidhi

    Chennai: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad will meet Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi on Friday to discuss seat sharing between the two parties for the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.

  • Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar after Bihar poll verdicts

    Nitish Kumar remains Bihar’s ‘bahar’

    BJP gets a taste of beef politics; Lalu top of the pack; smiles back in Cong camp; outcome could see emergence of credible national alternative to BJP and Modi.

  • JD(U) prepared to go it alone in Bihar for LS polls

    New Delhi: NDA constituent and ruling party in Bihar JD(U) has said it is prepared to fight the next Lok Sabha elections alone in the state if the situation demands and its alliance with BJP ceases to exist.