Free Press Journal
  • Early poll ruled out

    There has been some talk in the capital about an early Lok Sabha election. Those who argue on those lines believe that a simultaneous parliamentary election along with those to the State assemblies of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh will help the ruling party. It is suggested that Modi will not only return to power, albeit with a reduced majority, but will also help the party retain power in these States, thus

  • Consider simultaneous polls seriously

    President Ram Nath Kovind in his address to the joint session of Parliament the other day made a strong pitch for examining the possibility of simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies. Prime Minister Modi had earlier reiterated the same idea on multiple occasions. Admittedly, it was L K Advani in his capacity as the President of the BJP a few years ago who had first sought a debate

  • EVM-tampering lame excuse for poll defeat

    It is unfortunate that ill-founded doubts have been cast on the credibility of the Election Commission and of the results of recent elections to state assemblies in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab. That this has been done by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal, supported by Lalu Prasad Yadav and Mamata Banerjee who had no involvement in these elections, is a measure of