Free Press Journal
  • Does opposition have any answers to tackle mighty Amit Shah?

    India is world’s largest democracy and will celebrate its 70th independence day on Tuesday. India has seen rapid change over the years and is on its way to become a global superpower. In 2014, there was a tectonic shift in Indian politics, when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) came to power and won a humongous mandate from the people of India. BJP alone on its own got 282

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    Mumbai: Clamour for Subhash Desai’s resignation over land scam

    Mumbai: After allegations of corruption against senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Minister for Housing Prakash Mehta, the opposition Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)-led opposition levelled allegations of corruption against senior Shiv Sena Minister for Industries Subhash Desai in the Upper House.

  • Opposition united over land acquisition process for Samruddhi Corridor

    Mumbai: Cornered by a united Opposition over the land acquisition process for Samruddhi Corridor, Eknath Shinde, minister for Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) found support from his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) counterparts in the Legislative Council, who rescued him from a political embarrassment.

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    Byculla jail superintendent Chandramani Indulkar, jailor officially suspended

    Mumbai: Opposition Congress, NCP along with Sena legislators demanded a debate in the Upper House on the custodial death of Manjula Shetye in Byculla jail. In a heated discussion, they alleged that attempts were being made to shield some high and powerful officials in the government and insisted on a judicial probe in what they termed as “murder” of Shetye.

  • Maharashtra assembly monsoon session: Opposition’s adjournment motion in Council

    Mumbai: Opposition Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) were aggressive on the first day of monsoon session that began on Monday. Leader of Opposition (LoP) from NCP Dhananjay Munde tabled an adjournment motion citing “failure” of the state government to provide relief to the farmers. The motion was strongly opposed by the ruling party in the Upper House (Legislative Council) and later it was rejected by Council Chairman Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar.

  • Lok Sabha witnesses din as Opposition demands debate on lynchings

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday witnessed noisy scenes as the Opposition members led by Congress created pandemonium, demanding a discussion on the issue of atrocities against Dalits and Muslims by the cow vigilantes.

  • Leadership a ticklish issue for Opposition

    Even though there is a serious dearth of national-level leaders in the Opposition to offer at least a token challenge to Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections in 2019, it appears unlikely that Congress president Sonia Gandhi would be able to persuade other opposition parties to accept Rahul Gandhi as the Opposition mascot.

  • Monsoon Session of Parliament to begin from today

    New Delhi: The Monsoon session of the Parliament is to begin from today. The Opposition is likely to raise the issue of China, Jammu and Kashmir and Darjeeling unrest, impact of Goods and Service Tax (GST) and other issues. Apart from this the Centre will also introduce 16 new bills in both the houses of the Parliament for consideration and passing.

  • Opposition instigates people, but we’ll convert crisis into opportunity: Chandrababu Naidu

    Amravati: Criticising the opposition in the Andhra Pradesh State Assembly for instigating, inciting and encouraging their supporters to be disruptive, Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has said that each and every crisis created by the latter will be converted into an opportunity by his government for the general public.

  • Theresa May reaches out to rivals in bid to implement Brexit

    A month after she lost her parliamentary majority in the snap polls, May is seen admitting to her weakened position and will also say that she was still committed to “bold action” to fulfil her promises of change.

  • GST row: Opposition boycotts Jammu and Kashmir Assembly proceedings

    Srinagar: The entire opposition today boycotted the proceedings of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly over GST implementation, accusing the PDP-BJP government of using subterfuge to undermine the Constitution of the state.

  • B.R. Ambedkar’s grandson may be Oppn candidate to take on Kovind

    New Delhi : Even though Ram Nath Kovind looks like a clear winner in the presidential polls, the Opposition is trying to work out its own nominee to take on former Bihar Governor. On Thursday, Sonia Gandhi will chair a meeting of Opposition parties to pick its own nominee. So far, those who have assured to attend the meeting include NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, Sitaram Yechuri of CPI(M) and the RJD’s Lalu

  • ‘Purchased MLAs’ row: Opposition tears into AIADMK, seeks justice

    Chennai: In the wake of reports being circulated regarding All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLAs’ support being purchased by the ruling government, the Opposition while claiming to know of this, lashed out at the former’s poor governance, calling the present government a ‘non-performing’ one.

  • Pak Prez addresses Parliament amid Oppn’s protests

    Islamabad : Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday an angry Opposition during his annual address to a joint session of parliament with lawmakers chanting anti- government slogans like “Go Nawaz Go” and “traitor”. The Opposition’s main contention is the government’s refusal to broadcast the opposition’s budget speeches live on state-run PTV.

  • Opposition, get your act together!

    Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passed away in the early hours of May 18, with two momentous decisions still on his agenda. The first was the question of permitting sale of GM (genetically modified) mustard seeds, which was strongly opposed by the RSS-affiliated Swadesh Jagran Manch. The second was the order putting a country-wide ban on trade in cattle for purposes of slaughter. Both were highly controversial issues, with potential for stoking political

  • Why doesn’t government declare farmers shouldn’t enter Mantralaya: Congress

    Mumbai: The opposition Congress on Sunday accused the BJP-led government in Maharashtra of harassing and ill-treating farmers if they approach it with their grievances. Taking a dig at the Fadnavis-led government, Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil said if it can’t resolve the problems of farmers, then it should bar them from entering the state secretariat ‘Mantralaya’.

  • Opposition raises EVM tampering with EC, seeks use of paper ballots

    New Delhi : Opposition parties on Monday approached the Election Commission expressing their “complete loss of faith” in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and demanded using VVPAT (paper trail of voting) and paper ballots in upcoming polls.

  • Government Resolution to let banks recover farmers’ loans through crop insurance

    Mumbai: The Leader of Opposition (LOP) of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Dhananjay Munde slammed the government for duping farmers and taking them for a ride. In a shocking move, the Cooperatives department issued a Government Resolution (GR) on March 22, stating that “You can take the repayment of loans from crop insurance.”