Free Press Journal
  • Changing Uttar Pradesh scenario

    Politics might be opportunistic, unprincipled, selfish, ugly, etc, but dull it never is. For, its practitioners represent almost every colour in the multi-hued kaleidoscope. Just when you thought the BJP might be in for tough times ahead in the 2019 election following the unlikely jugalbandi between Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav, out pops Shivpal Yadav, threatening to spoil the party. The newfound bonhomie between the SP’s ‘bhatija’ and the BSP’s ‘bua’, it seems,

  • Ready to go with anti-BJP party, says Akhilesh

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav said the party will join an anti-BJP alliance for 2019 Lok Sabha polls even if it would require taking a few steps backward. His statement came in response to a question about Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati virtually dictating terms for her party to join any such alliance. “People want change. BJP is actually worried as it has betrayed the country… it has harmed the people

  • Yogi Adityanath likens Akhilesh Yadav to Aurangzeb

    Lucknow: In a scathing attack on Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Friday likened him to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb who had jailed his father. “There is a character in history who kept his father in jail. This is the reason why no Muslim names his son Aurangzeb,” he said.

  • Sporadic violence mars Bharat bandh, road and rail traffic hit

    New Delhi : Sporadic violence and partial disruption of road and rail traffic on Thursday marred the Bharat bandh called to protest against the changes made in the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

  • demonetisation atm

    Woman gives birth to a boy in ATM queue during demonetisation, her family to launch SP’s cycle yatra

    Lucknow: Keen to score a political point, Uttar Pradesh’s opposition Samajwadi Party has chosen the family of two-year-old Khajanchi, who was born outside an ATM shortly after the Centre’s demonetisation move, to flag-off its over 40-km ‘Haq aur Samman Yatra’ being carried out in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. And the family of another tiny-tot, Akhilesh, who was born on a state highway last year, will mark the closing of the

  • BJP will get ‘demonetisation-like’ jolt in 2019 Lok Sabha elections: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Thursday predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will get a ‘demonetisation-like’ shock in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. It said that winds of changed in favour of the opposition alliance were blowing in almost all the states and that people had “made up their minds since one-and-half years” to give a big jolt to the BJP.

  • Amar Singh praises PM Modi, creates buzz in political circles

    Lucknow: Former Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh may be down but not out, yet. Amid talk of a larger Opposition unity, Mahagathbandhan, or a federal front, Singh is quietly weighing his options. The fact is everyone in the Uttar Pradesh BJP is talking about Singh’s newfound love for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Quietly stoking Singh’s ambitions are two political realities of Uttar Pradesh: first, the socialist citadel

  • Akhilesh Yadav gets party’s nod to decide on alliance, seat sharing for 2019 Lok Sabha elections

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party national executive today authorised party president Akhilesh Yadav to take a decision on alliances and seat sharing for the general elections next year, an SP leader said. Senior SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav said, “The main decision taken in the national executive is that party president Akhilesh Yadav has been authorised to take a decision on alliance and seat sharing for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.”


    New Delhi : Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati began a meeting with the senior party leaders and coordinators at the party’s headquarters at Rakabganj Road here on Saturday to finalise the strategy for the party’s alliances.

  • Lucknow University closed after teachers attacked inside campus

    Lucknow: Lucknow University was today closed till further orders after over a dozen teachers including the Proctor were attacked inside the campus by outsiders claiming themselves to be Samajwadi Party workers, varsity officials said.

  • Cong’s Opposition unity plan fizzling out in UP?

    New Delhi : The opposition parties’ grand plan of unity in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to oust Narendra Modi from power appears to run into difficulty in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Mumbai: Man registers cheating case against Farhan Azmi

    A case of cheating case has been registered against Farhan Azmi and one more person by Bandra Police. The son of well-known Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi, Farhan has allegedly cheated a person of Rs 13.5 lakh.