Free Press Journal
  • Chidambaram files nomination for Rajya Sabha from Maha

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance minister P Chidambaram today filed his nomination papers for the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra.

  • No anti-BJP alliance possible without Congress: Chavan

    Pune : A day after NCP chief Sharad Pawar suggested that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar would be the most credible face of an anti-BJP alliance, former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan said such a front is not possible without his party.

  • Marathwada statehood call recoils on Advocate General Shreehari Aney

    Mumbai : The remarks of Maharashtra Advocate General Shreehari Aney wherein he reportedly called for formation of a separate state of Marathwada escalated on Monday with the Congress-NCP opposition seeking his ouster and even the ruling ally Shiv Sena taking serious objections.

  • Rahul needs to speak up more in Parliament: Chavan

    Mumbai: Stating that Rahul Gandhi has come a long way after his party’s defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said the Congress Vice-President needs to further increase his aggressiveness to corner the BJP in Parliament.

  • BJP, Sena to go solo in Mumbai polls: Ex-CM

    “This is not a prediction. My information is based on the thinking in the BJP that Maha power is incomplete without Mumbai. This is the view of the BJP leadership, particularly of Guj leadership which has a vested interest in Mumbai,” – Prithviraj Chavan (more…)

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    BJP, Sena will contest Mumbai polls alone: Prithviraj Chavan

    Mumbai : Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan today said the BJP and Shiv Sena will be contesting the Mumbai municipal elections in 2017  separately, particularly in view of the “vested interest” of the “Gujarati leadership” of BJP.”This is not a prediction. My information is based on the thinking in the BJP that Maharashtra power is incomplete without Mumbai. This is the view of the BJP leadership, particularly of Gujarati leadership which has a vested interest

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    A motivated campaign

    Perception is important in politics. Thanks to a concerted effort by the leftist-intellectual cabal that usually dominates the debate, especially in the English media, the perception that free speech is under attack under the Modi Government has gained wide currency. Even covenanted members of the corporate world, who are otherwise well-disposed towards the Prime Minister, have felt obliged to express concern about the alleged atmosphere of intolerance building up in the country.

  • Congress govt sought ban on Sanstha, says Chavan

    Mumbai : Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said the previous Congress-led government in the state had urged the UPA government at the Centre to ban the right wing outfit in 2011, but the Home Ministry did not act upon it.

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    Congress government sought ban on Sanatan Sanstha: Chavan

    Mumbai: With the Sanatan Sanstha coming under scanner following the arrest of one of its activists in Govind Pansare murder case, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today said the previous Congress-led government in the state had urged the UPA government at the Centre to ban the right wing outfit in 2011, but the Home Ministry did not act upon it.

  • Redevelopment back on track, consultant to be appointed

    Mumbai : The Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP dispensation will appoint a consultant for the Bandra Government Colony redevelopment project, which was scrapped by the then chief minister Prithviraj Chavan.

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    CM Devendra Fadnavis thrives on divided opposition

    The Monsoon session of the Maharashtra legislature witnessed several filibustering tactics, political dramas, one-upmanship, more heat and dust with little legislative business. While he was successful in keeping the major opposition parties under check, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis had to a face lot of veiled attacks from political allies and detractors from within the party Not that he had any refined strategies for handling the Opposition’s attack, but the lack of proper coordination

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    Maharashtra State Congress gets into revamp mode

    The Congress Party in Maharashtra is still struggling to regain its composure which it lost after the party was totally routed in the Lok Sabha and the state assembly elections held last year. The party recorded its worst ever performance, indulged in blame game and later reconciled to the reality where it has lost major vote banks and support base in a state which it ruled for decades without any formidable challenge. Even

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    Early warnings for Devendra Fadnavis

    Last October, when he was named as Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendara Fadnavis, had aroused much expectation. His clean image and relative youthfulness were key factors in his finding wider acceptability, especially among the ordinary people. Disgusted with a corrupt and non-performing Prithviraj Chavan coalition, the voters in Maharashtra had clearly preferred Fadnavis’ BJP over the regional Shiv Sena. Yet, short of a clear majority, the BJP still needed a partner to reach

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    Congress pounces on 1st scam in state

    Pankaja Munde denies any wrong-doing, claims e-tendering norms were not in place when she made purchases.

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    Prithviraj Chavan says he was unaware of Maria-Lalit Modi meet

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today said he was not aware of the visit of Mumbai police Commissioner Rakesh Maria to London and his meeting with former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi last year. “I was not aware of Maria’s visit to London and his meeting with Lalit Modi. Such trips are cleared at the level of Home Minister. I wasn’t briefed about it,” Chavan, who was the Chief Minister last

  • Deceased fire officer’s wife demands martyr status

    Mumbai: Wife of senior fire officer Sudhir Amin, who died on Thursday after sustaining injuries while dousing a blaze, has demanded that he be declared as a martyr.