Free Press Journal
  • Mamata Banerjee nursing prime ministerial ambitions

    The Opposition’s search for unity and a leader to challenge the BJP seems to be proceeding in a rather fitful manner. Every now and then leaders of various parties make moves towards achieving that objective only to come up with known and unknown obstacles. The other day, the Telangana chief minister and leader of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti, Chandrashekar Rao, took the trouble to fly to Kolkata to meet his West Bengal

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    Opposition withdraws no-confidence notice against Speaker

    Mumbai: The opposition Congress and NCP today withdrew their notice of no-confidence against Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Haibhau Bagde. The notice was listed in today’s agenda for the Lower House. The names of 38 opposition members, from the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), were mentioned in the one-line resolution, which said that the speaker be removed from his post.

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    Opposition confused over ‘no-confidence motion’: MoS PMO

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State (MoS) in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh on Monday criticised the opposition for the uproar in the Parliament and said the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) themselves don’t know why they are bringing no-confidence motion.

  • Mumbai: Don’t reduce Shivaji memorial’s height, people of the state will not tolerate it, says NCP

    Mumbai: Opposition Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) warned the government not to even think of reducing the height of the Shivaji statue at the international memorial in the Arabian sea off Raj Bhavan. Jayant Patil, NCP member in Assembly said if the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government reduces the height, people of the state will not tolerate it.

  • Opposition MPs meet President Ram Nath Kovind, ask for SIT into Justice Loya’s death

    New Delhi: Opposition MPs led by Rahul Gandhi on Friday petitioned President Ram Nath Kovind for a court-monitored SIT probe into the death of CBI judge B H Loya and said they have no faith in either the CBI or the NIA. The memorandum has been signed by 114 MPs from 15 parties, including the TMC, SP, NCP, DMK, RJD and AAP, as well as the Left parties. The BSP is not a

  • Compulsions of political alliance

    Rahul Gandhi may have the largest chunk of Opposition MPs, but is not perceived as the natural leader of a coalition comprising towering personalities such as Mamata Bannerjee and Sharad Pawar. Once a partnership has been formed, the terms of engagement, such as seat-sharing, rarely change.

  • Lok Sabha polls in Nov-Dec?

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi may surprise the Opposition by advancing the Lok Sabha elections from April next year to November-December this year, coinciding them with the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh as part of his plan for simultaneous parliamentary and assembly elections.

  • Stalemate ends, but Rahul shows bad faith

    It was totally unacceptable that Rahul Gandhi should seek to score brownie points over a mutual understanding reached between the ruling party and the Opposition to break the prolonged stalemate in Parliament. Virtually taunting the prime minister for making that understanding possible so that the two Houses could function in an orderly manner, the newly-minted Congress chief said that he never means what he says.

  • Parliament witnesses ruckus over Anant Kumar Hegde’s ‘drop secular’ remark

    New Delhi: Parliament witnessed much ruckus on Wednesday as the Opposition sought removal of Minister of State for Skill Development Anant Kumar Hegde (49) from the Union Ministry for his comments at a public meeting that the government would soon amend the Constitution to remove the word “secular” from its preamble.

  • Opposition suspends House blockade after a truce initiative by Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi: The Opposition leaders on Tuesday decided to suspend their blockade of Parliament for four days until Friday after a truce initiative by Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. The opposition has been forcing adjournment of the House since start of the winter session last Friday. There are eight more sittings after Friday — from December 27 to 29 and January 1 to 5 — that may be hit if they resume the

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    BJP-led Maharashtra government playing with numbers to inflate farm loan waivers: Dhananjay Munde

    Nagpur: A day ahead of the winter session of the Maharashtra assembly, the Opposition has alleged that the BJP-led government is “playing with numbers” in the farm loan waiver scheme. Speaking about the huge jump in the number of farmers verified for loan waiver in a matter of few days, Dhananjay Munde, leader of opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council, called it “playing with numbers.”

  • Ready to face corruption probe: Lankan PM

    Colombo : Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday said that he would appear before a presidential probe panel on the alleged Central Bank Bond scam which the Opposition has termed as the biggest financial fraud in the country’s history.

  • Why isn’t the Oppn on red alert?

    Opposition continues in reactive rather than pro-active mode, rousing itself occasionally to condemn the government and/or Narendra Modi and making desultory attempts at forging a united front. The humble farmers of Mandsaur and Sikar are proving a more effective opposition than the UPA & friends. With the Lok Sabha elections just 18 months away and the aam aadmi clearly unhappy, why aren’t the opposition parties on red alert?

  • Norway PM embarks on a historic, fragile mandate

    Oslo : After clinching a narrow victory in Norway’s legislative elections, Prime Minister Erna Solberg embarks on a historic but fragile second mandate, with a weaker majority and less conciliatory allies.

  • Ujjain: Ambitious sewerage project far from perfect says opposition leader

    Ujjain: Leader of opposition Rajendra Vashishtha held a meeting with the divisional commissioner to express his unhappiness over Ujjain’s ambitious sewerage project and pointed out shortcomings of the project to the commissioner, on Tuesday.