Free Press Journal
  • Parliament Monsoon session: No-confidence motion set for Friday, BJP remains unperturbed

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha will hold discussions on the Telugu Desam Party’s (TDP) no-confidence motion against the centre over the Andhra Pradesh special status row on Friday. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said during the first day of the Monsoon Session on Wednesday that the discussion will be followed by voting on the same.

  • Monsoon Session begins today! What to expect in Parliament, apart from protests

    New Delhi: With the Monsoon Session of the Parliament kick-starting today, the Centre and Opposition would be looking forward to debates over a long pending list of bills and a slew of relevant issues. The monsoon session, which concludes on August 10, will have 18 sittings amid much-expected drama in both the houses – Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.

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    Opposition uniting against BJP because it is strong, says Nitin Gadkari

    Mumbai: The opposition is uniting against the BJP because it is strong, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said, predicting a win for his party in the Lok Sabha elections next year. The implementation of the proposal to hold parliamentary and Assembly polls simultaneously would need the cooperation of all parties, the minister said yesterday.

  • Surgical Strikes video: Farzical strikes comment proven wrong

    Is it a case of partisanship gone amuck? We do not know. But what we do know is that it sounds most unedifying on ears that the Opposition and other critics of the government should continue to question, nay, ridicule the official claim about surgical strikes carried out by the armed forces against targets well inside the territory held by Pakistan. Why extend the political partisanship to such an extent that it

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    Maharashtra: Opposition fumbles over caste issue, slams minister for putting pressure on victims

    Mumbai: The controversy over two Scheduled Caste (SC) children being paraded nude in Jalgaon district has now become a huge embarrassment for the opposition, which had turned it into a caste conflict on Thursday. The First Information Report (FIR) registered by Jalgaon Police and the caste certificate of accused, Ishwar Balwant Joshi, accessed by The Free Press Journal shows that he is from Nomadic Tribe (NT) and not from an upper caste,

  • Opposition identifies 400 seats where the BJP can be confronted in a one-on-one contest

    New Delhi / Mumbai: The Opposition has not been sitting idle since the Karnataka results were out. They have identified 400 out of 543 Lok Sabha seats where the BJP can be confronted in a one-on-one contest. This has been confirmed by none other than NCP leader Majid Memon. Talking with CNN IBN News18, he said the unity jigsaw had begun to fall in place even before the elections were out. “Almost all

  • Amit Shah mocks Rahul Gandhi, says lucky that he got such opposition

    New Delhi: Mocking Rahul Gandhi as a “babua” (child), BJP president Amit Shah today said the Congress chief keeps attacking the government for not doing one thing or another but should instead give account of the works of his three generations who ruled India for decades.

  • The revival signs of Indian economy

    After the unmitigated gloom peddled by the Opposition and a section of the media, there is light at the end of the tunnel for the Indian economy. The Central Statistics Office’s provisional GDP estimates for 2017-18 suggest that growth recovered to a brisk 7.7 per cent in the January-March 2018 quarter, the highest real GDP growth in seven quarters.

  • Bypolls 2018: BJP no longer invincible, Opposition limits saffron party and allies to 3

    New Delhi: A string of losses in the by-elections is the first indication that the Modi magic is on the wane and that the once-invincible party is on shaky ground in the run up to the general elections next year. This is likely to goad the BJP into a series of desperate measures if it hopes to have a fighting chance of returning to power next year. Before that, it has to also

  • Maharashtra bypolls: After success of united Opposition in UP, Shiv Sena likely to get drawn into anti-BJP formulation

    MUMBAI: The BJP may draw cold comfort from its victory in Palghar, where a divided opposition worked to its advantage. But it will now be nagged by a bigger worry: the possibility of the Shiv Sena getting drawn into the anti-BJP formulation, which has been spurred by the recent success of the ‘rainbow’ coalition in UP.

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    Kairana bypolls: Entire Opposition united against BJP, PM Modi’s Indira moment comes to reality

    Kairana: For the entire Opposition, in general, and Ajit Singh, in particular, the Kairana win is a watershed moment – or what a media source dubbed as PM Modi’s Indira moment. Mrs Gandhi had experienced a similar gang-up of opposition parties after the Emergency. The constituency’s 1.5 lakh Jats had switched their affections to the BJP in the last general elections after the sharp polarisation following the communal violence

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    Union minister Nitin Gadkari takes on EC, says appalled by reason given by poll body that EVMs failed due to heat

    Mumbai: It is not often that a cabinet minister takes on the Election Commission at a time it is being targeted by the Opposition, too, over faulty EVMs. Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said he was “appalled” by the reason given by the commission that EVMs and VVPAT machines had failed because of the excessive heat and dust in the region.

  • Karnataka: A hazy picture yet

    The Opposition show of bonhomie in Bengaluru at last week’s oath-taking ceremony of H D Kumaraswamy as Karnataka Chief Minister was impressive, warming the cockles of the hearts of all  those arrayed against the Modi Government. After all, the gathering of so many leaders on one stage was a rare sight. In fact, the post-poll coalition between the JD(S) and the Congress, which made the Kumaraswamy government possible, was in itself proof

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    Kairana Lok Sabha by-poll: Can Opposition recreate Gorakhpur magic?

    Kairana: The BJP is facing a tough fight in Lok Sabha by-poll in Kairana, where the Opposition is trying to recreate the magic of Gorakhpur and Phulpur. The seat has 16 lakh voters — nearly a third of them Muslim; also stake are a chunk of Jat voters, who have traditionally voted for Ajit Singh’s RLD but had drifted to the BJP in 2014.

  • Opposition leaders come together on single platform for Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in ceremony

    Bengaluru: Cynics may dismiss it as just a photo op but the coming together of Opposition leaders on a single platform is a loaded political message to the BJP, that there is now more to the polity than just a Modi narrative. Neither HDK, nor his father H D Deve Gowda, were the stars of the swearing in ceremony in Bengaluru. Rather, under the arc lights was the large anti-BJP

  • The hopes of third front have brightened

    It is becoming increasingly clear that Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi’s plan to forge a united front of opposition parties is running into rough weather. Sonia has had a one-point agenda—to foist her son Rahul as the Opposition challenger to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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    Impeachment Motion: Mass hysteria over CJI and future of judiciary

    The BJP has thanked Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu for rejecting the Opposition bid to impeach Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, forgetting that the Vice President is above partisan loyalties to the BJP – of which he once formed a part. After all, Naidu was part of Narendra Modi’s cabinet. Before that, he was a loyal cabinet minister of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Whether his decision was legally