Free Press Journal
  • Mayawati on Shujaat Bukhari killing: Centre should review its Kashmir policy

    Lucknow: Voicing concern over the killing of a journalist and securitymen in Kashmir, BSP president Mayawati today asked the Narendra Modi government to shun its “stubborn attitude” and review its Kashmir policy. The BSP supremo alleged the BJP’s Kashmir policy seems to be guided more by “narrow politics” of the party rather than being guided by the welfare of the people.

  • Move to open up senior government posts may increase influence of capitalists: Mayawati

    Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati said today the opening up of senior bureaucratic posts in various departments to people other than those who cleared the UPSC exam was a result of Modi government’s “administrative failure” and may increase the influence of capitalists in policy making. “Opening senior-level bureaucratic posts in 10 departments to private people, who have not cleared UPSC, appears to be the result of administrative failure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,”

  • Akhilesh Yadav ready to sacrifice few Lok Sabha seats to continue alliance with BSP

    Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh): Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav said his party is ready to sacrifice a few seats to continue its alliance with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and ensure in-power Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Four years of Modi government disappointing: Mayawati

    Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati today termed the four years of the Narendra Modi-led government as “disappointing” and said the parting of ways by some of the NDA partners was its clear indication. The Modi government completed four years in power today.

  • Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party, Uttar Pradesh,

    Akhilesh Yadav is looking for a flat on rent in Lucknow after SC orders, Twitterati come to his rescue

    After Supreme Court asked former Uttar Pradesh chief ministers to vacate the government bungalows including Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati, the Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said he asked for some time from the authorities to find a house on rent or to build his own house. In an interview to ABP News, the former UP CM said, “The mistake I did was that I did not build a house

  • Only optics in Karnataka

    Predictably, the jockeying for various posts and ministries between foes-turned-allies overnight to share the spoils of power has begun in right earnest in Karnataka. The smaller partner which has got away with the plum post of chief minister is bound to call the shots. The Chief Minister-designate H D Kumaraswamy, who did the obligatory rounds of paying obeisance at the 10 Janpath durbar and also met the BSP leader Mayawati in Delhi,

  • Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati to share dais in Bengaluru 

    Lucknow: The swearing-in of H D Kumaraswamy as Karnataka chief minister tomorrow is set to see one-time rivals in Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav, sharing a public platform. Though Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party and Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party have recently come closer, particularly after they together managed to win the Lok Sabha byelections in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, their leaders have not been seen together on a public platform.

  • Where does the Opposition go from here?

    Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh is the only mass leader left in the Congress currently, but he has never shown any inclination to come to the centre. Nor has Naveen Patnaik. Neither Sharad Pawar nor Mamata Bannerjee are likely to be acceptable to the mother party, while Mayawati will find it difficult to garner the SP’s support. The only universally acceptable face, Nitish Kumar, bowed out last year.

  • Dalit-speak of PM, BJP a sham, says Mayawati

    Lucknow : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said his words and the acts of BJP about Dalit welfare and respect for Dalit icon Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar is a sham.

  • Parliament paralysis: Democracy loses vigour

    Even by the whimsical standards of India’s 24×7 TV news channels, the coverage of the Rajya Sabha elections, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, was exceptionally bizarre. Whether the Bharatiya Janata Party would manage to secure eight seats or nine in UP was, of course, a matter of some interest. But the coverage was laced with an amazing measure of micro coverage of individual MLAs who boasted about their preference and, in some cases,

  • BJP chants name of Ambedkar but oppresses Dalits: BSP supremo Mayawati

    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh): Bahujan SamajParty (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Monday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for using Bhimrao Ambedkar’s name and said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chants the name of the Dalit leader but oppresses those belonging to the category.

  • Mayawati hits back at BJP, says ties with SP not selfish 

    Lucknow: Accusing the BJP of seeking to drive a wedge into the new-found bonhomie between her party with the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati today said the two parties’ “friendship” has been forged in national interest and not to meet any selfish end.