Free Press Journal
  • BJP needs to forge and renew alliances

    As the adage goes, ‘when sorrows come, they come not single spies but in battalions.’ This fits the BJP to a ‘t’ in today’s political context in India. The allies of the BJP in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) are increasingly demanding their pound of flesh, seeing its vulnerability in the wake of the party’s string of defeats in by-elections in the country’s northern belt. After barraging the BJP for purported omissions

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    Sensex, Nifty dip post TDP’s withdrawal from NDA

    Mumbai: Market indices fell sharply in Friday morning trade after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

  • TDP may pull out of NDA, backs YSR Congress’s no-trust motion

    New Delhi: The YSR Congress Party of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday served a formal notice of no-trust motion against the Modi government for not granting special status to the state. Even as YSR raised the ante, Chandrababu Naidu of Telugu Desam Party indicated that he may pull out of the National Democratic Alliance at the Centre, so that it can back the motion.

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    Mamata Banerjee welcomes TDP’s decision to quit NDA

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today welcomed the TDP’s decision to quit the NDA and urged all opposition parties to work closely together against “atrocities, economic calamities and political instability”.

  • NDA did injustice to Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh CMO

    Amaravati: The injustice meted out to the state of Andhra Pradesh by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), prompted the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to pull out of the alliance, the Chief Minister’s Office stated on Friday.

  • TDP quits NDA, to move no-confidence motion against Centre today

    Amaravati:  The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) today formally decided to quit the NDA, days after two of its ministers quit the Narendra Modi government protesting for Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh. The party will also move a no-confidence motion against the Modi government over the injustice meted out to the state, an official communique said. Union ministers — P Ashok Gajapati Raju and Y S Chowdary — had quit on March 8

  • Bihar bypolls: NDA leading in all 3 seats

    Patna: Initial counting of votes on Wednesday showed the BJP-led NDA is leading in the Araria Lok Sabha and Jahanabad and Bhabua assembly by-elections in Bihar. The candidates of the Grand Alliance of RJD, Congress and HAM were trailing from all three seats.

  • TDP-BJP divorce: How it will affect the political scenario in southern states

    The political arena is full of buzz as two ministers from Telugu Desam Party (TDP) quit the Union Cabinet. The TDP has kept the BJP-led NDA alliance on notice period, and the politics in Andhra Pradesh is expected to undergo some churning. But this might hurt a bit, especially BJP President Amit Shah’s dreams to breach the

  • Lok Sabha adjourned amid noisy protests over various issues

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned till noon today as members from various parties, including NDA ally TDP and AIADMK, continued their protests on various issues for the fourth consecutive day.

  • Lok Sabha proceedings disrupted again due to protests

    New Delhi: The proceedings of the Lok Sabha were today disrupted for the third consecutive day amid protests by various parties, including NDA allies TDP and Shiv Sena over various issues.

  • Receiving widespread support: Telangana CM KCR on third front idea

    Hyderabad: After announcing his national political ambition, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) on Sunday said his idea of non-Congress and non-Bharatiya Janata Party front was finding resonance among many regional leaders.

  • Mumbai: BJP has not offered Rajya Sabha seat to Narayan Rane

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra chief minister Narayan Rane has been claiming that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) apparently offered him a Rajya Sabha (RS) seat. A BJP insider called it ‘lollipop of Holi,’ which clearly indicated that the former Congress leader won’t be the NDA candidate for RS poll due on March 23. On the other hand, two surprise names include Vishwas Pathak and Mukul Kanitkar from Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are the

  • Manjhi leaves NDA, joins Grand Alliance

    Patna : Former chief minister of Bihar and Hindustani Aam Morcha (secular) president Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday quit the NDA and joined grand alliance led by Lalu Prasad.

  • Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi quits NDA

    Patna: Former Bihar chief minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha head, Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Manjhi made the announcement after meeting Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav.

  • ‘Make in India’ for defence floundering, says DefMin ‘report’

    Citing an example of delay, the report said once a deal is at the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage – which is a letter inviting competing vendors – the average time taken to clear files is 120 weeks – against a target of 37 weeks laid down by the ministry in 2016.