Free Press Journal
  • Chavan’s poll eve self-goal

    New Delhi: In an obvious attempt to get a load off his chest, former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has made a bunch of confessional statements in a newspaper interview, on the eve of polling for the state assembly elections.

  • 4,119 candidates in fray

    Mumbai : Polling for the Assembly elections in Maharashtra will be held tomorrow to decide the fate of 4,119 candidates, including former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, in the fray on 228 seats.

  • In Konkan, Modi attacks dynastic politics of Cong

    Mumbai : Canvassing hard on the last day, Modi attacked the Congress for neglecting the Konkan region and letting it fall prey to dynastic politics of the Rane family.

  • Prithviraj Chavan

    People are in a mood to vote out smaller parties: Chavan

    Karad: Congress’ face of chief ministership in the assembly election, Prithviraj Chavan feels that the voters’ mindset is changing fast and it will eventually result in wiping out smaller parties off the electoral scene. He spoke with FPJ on a host of issues during his hectic campaign he is running both, as a candidate from the Karad (South) assembly constituency and as head of the campaign across the state. Here are the

  • A paradox named Prithviraj Chavan

    It is a strange paradox. Everyone, voters, analysts and pundits agree that the Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra was scam-ridden, inefficient and corrupt and deserved to go. It had ruled for 15 years and had descended into an administration totally out of touch with the people, unaware or unmindful of the massive crises in irrigation and the simmering anger of farmers and also urban citizens, about its many failures of omission and commission.

  • For Rahul Gandhi, Modi is ‘oppn leader’

    Mahad (Maha) : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi Wednesday committed a faux pas when he apparently referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “opposition leader”.

  • HC serves notice to Chavan over recruitment

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court Wednesday issued notice to former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and other respondents on a PIL alleging direct recruitment of sports persons in government jobs by him under sports quota without following procedure. The notices, issued by a division bench of justices N H Patil and B P Colabawalla, are returnable after six weeks. The court was hearing the PIL by Sports and Physical Development Association (SPEDA)

  • Chavan-Gadkari spat

    Mumbai: A war of words erupted between Union Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari and former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday.

  • Chavan faces formidable party rebel in Karad (S)

    Karad : An embattled former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who is contesting his maiden assembly election in what appears to be a fight for political survival, is facing a formidable party rebel as an adversary in this traditional Congress bastion in Satara district.

  • Maha CEO seeks MPCC reply on TV ad ‘depicting’ Chavan as CM

    Mumbai : The Chief Electoral Officer of Maharashtra has sought clarification from the state unit Congress committee (MPCC) on complaints regarding a television advertisement purportedly depicting Prithviraj Chavan as chief minister even though the state is currently under President’s rule.

  • Harbour no grouse against Sonia: Pawar

    Pune: NCP chief Sharad Pawar today said he had no grouse against Congress President Sonia Gandhi as she was not responsible for breaking the 15-year-old Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra.

  • Congress promises a ‘toll’ free Mumbai

    Mumbai : Congress promised to do away with the toll plazas apart from promising a host of other infrastructure development and housing schemes for Mumbai in their assembly poll manifesto released on Thursday.

  • NCP backs Congress rebel against Chavan

    Mumbai : After snapping ties with Congress in the run up to the October 15 Maharashtra polls, the Sharad Pawar led NCP has decided to support Congress rebel Vilas Patil Undalkar against Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan from Karad South assembly constituency.

  •  Restore Gandhi Jayanti holiday: Cong MLA 

    Mumbai: Congress legislator Kapil Patil Monday demanded that a holiday on Gandhi Jayanti should be restored for schools to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, which was cancelled in Maharashtra following a Central government directive.  In a letter to Chief Secretary S. Kshatriya, Patil said the October 2 holiday has been cancelled to implement Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat, Swachh Vidyalaya’ campaign announced in his Independence Day address this year.

  • Guv explored formation of interim govt with Sena, BJP

    “Yes, the Governor did send me a letter asking us if we would like to form the government. I categorically told him that he does not need to come to us. We will ourselves go to him, but only after we win the elections with a majority.” (more…)

  • Congress betrayed SP: Abu Azmi

    Mumbai : Accusing the Congress of betrayal, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Abu Azmi on Saturday said the former backtracked on alliance with his party as Congress’ central leadership was not keen on it.