Free Press Journal
  • Rahul Gandhi denied permission to visit Saharanpur

    New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been denied permission to visit Saharanpur, where a caste conflict had erupted in which many Dalits were allegedly targeted. The confirmation of this development has been given by Additional Director General of Police Law and Order Aditya Mishra to ANI. Gandhi was supposed visit Saharanpur to take stock of the prevailing situation. Clashes occurred on Tuesday after Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati’s visit to

  • Athawale bats for creating Vidarbha, two states in UP

    Hyderabad: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Sunday reiterated his demand for separate Vidarbha state and said two new states should also be carved out of Uttar Pradesh. “During agitation for separate statehood to Telangana, we supported it. And now separate Vidarbha state should be formed at the earliest. Our party and people are demanding for a separate state,” he said.

  • Ramdas Athawale bats for reservations for upper castes

    Mumbai : Union minister of state for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Thursday batted for the Marathas and reiterated his demand of 25 per cent reservation for the upper castes from various categories including Maratha, Patels, Rajputs, Gujjars, etc.

  • Manish Tewari

    If Patels can get reservation, why leave upper castes out : Manish Tewari

    New Delhi: The Congress Party on Wednesday said that if the Patel community could demonstrate and protest for the demand of reservation under Other Backward Castes (OBC) category, then other upper castes like Brahmins and Rajputs should not be left out.