Free Press Journal
  • Maratha quota stir: Shiv Sena, Congress demand immediate implementation of quota

    Mumbai: After a series of meetings throughout the day on Monday, Shiv Sena and the Opposition Congress took a strident position and demanded immediate implementation of the quota for Marathas. The NCP, less vociferous, expressed the need to reassure the community.

  • Pakistan elections 2018: PML-N ready to form ‘opposition’ against Imran Khan’s PTI

    Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday held its executive committee meeting and decided they “would play the role of a strong opposition” in the National Assembly against cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf, which obtained a clear edge over the other parties in the general election.

  • BJP can draw comfort in regional players

    There was an air of expectancy in the Opposition camp before the confidence vote in the Lok Sabha on Friday last that Opposition consolidation would give the BJP a hard time in the Lok Sabha polls in 2019. The man in the street tended to see a potent challenge emerging to the BJP.

  • 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.