Free Press Journal
  • Gorakhpur-Phulpur bypolls: BJP gets reality check ahead of 2019 elections?

    2014: 73 seats out of 80, 2017: 325 seats out of 403. These were the number of seats that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won in 2014 Lok Sabha and 2017 assembly polls respectively. The shocking results in the bypolls of Gorakhpur and Phulpur have changed the political landscape not only in Uttar Pradesh but also in India. The bypolls were deemed necessary after Yogi Adityanath (Gorakhpur) and Keshav Prasad Maurya

  • Pulls and pushes for the grand alliance in North-East

    March 13, 2018 would indeed be a crucial day for Uttar Pradesh politics, and by extension, the politics of the country. Slated on that day are by-election results to the Lok Sabha seats of Gorakhpur which has for decades been the citadel of the current chief minister Yogi Adityanath, and Phulpur, which was represented by Keshav Prasad Maurya until he became deputy chief minister in Lucknow.

  • Mayawati slams RSS over Mohan Bhagwat’s comment on Indian Army

    Lucknow: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Tuesday condemned a statement of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat that they were ready, before the Indian Army, to take on Pakistan if the need arises. In a statement, party supremo Mayawati said the statement was not only an insult to the country’s armed forces but also reflected the ‘militant swayam sevaks’ that RSS nurtured.

  • Gujarat Assembly Election Results 2017: Congress lost 15 seats with small margins

    New Delhi: The Congress party would have won the Gujarat Assembly elections but for the National Congress Party of Sharad Pawar and the Bahujan Samaj Party of Mayawati cutting into its vote bank to help the BJP win at least 15 seats. Two of the seats were lost by a small margin of less than 500 while others were lost by 906 to 2839 votes, i.e. less than 3,000 votes.

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    Bhopal: BJP may start Ram Temple construction before LS polls: Mayawati

    Bhopal: Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati here on Friday said the BJP could begin construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya before Lok Sabha elections to seek votes in the name of Hindutva. “BJP wants to construct Ram Temple at Ayodhya but I would say that the temple will not bring any change in lives of people,” said Mayawati adding that the saffron party only wishes to cash in on the

  • BSP open to alliances if given respectable share: Mayawati

    Lucknow : BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday said she is not averse to electoral tie-ups with like-minded parties to stop the juggernaut of the “BJP and other communal forces”, but the BSP will do so only if it is given a “respectable share”.

  • Demonetisation: Mayawati, Misa Bharti in net for note ban cheating

    New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party chief and 3-time Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati and Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti, daughter of Rash-triya Janata Dal Chief Lalu Prasad are in the Enforcement Directorate net for illegal transactions post-demonetisation. Times Now TV channel claimed both figure in the ED’s list of politicians who are under the scanner for cheating during the demonetisation drive.

  • People making up their minds to show BJP bure din: Mayawati

    Lucknow : BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday termed the poor showing of the BJP in the recently held student union elections as a “good omen for political transformation”, adding that the people of the country were now making up their minds to show the saffron party ‘bure din’ (bad days).

  • PM using Vande Mataram for political interest: Mayawati

    Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using Vande Mataram to serve the BJP’s political interest, hours after he said that those who keep the country clean have the first right to chant the national song.

  • Did Lalu Yadav organise the anti-BJP rally to launch sons?

    New Delhi : It’s been just 24-hours that Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav finished his much touted anti-BJP rally. However, it seems there was more if one was to read between the lines. Some political observers felt that the Lalu’s rally was only to launch his sons.  JD(U) party spokesperson K.C. Tyagi said: “Lalu Yadav organised this anti-BJP rally only to launch his sons so that they become the

  • Mayawati on sacked college principal: Made a scapegoat

    Uttar Pradesh : Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said on Sunday that BRD college principal Dr Rajeev Mishra has been made a “scapegoat”, after he was suspended following the death of 30 children at the hospital within a span of 48 hours. She also termed as “irresponsible” Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh’s remarks that “many children die” in the month of August every year at the Gorakhpur-based state-run hospital.

  • Developments in Bihar ominous for democracy, says Mayawati

    Lucknow : BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday termed the developments in Bihar in the last 24 hours as ominous for democracy and said that the “hunger for more power” was leading the BJP into misusing government machinery and investigative agencies.