Arjun Munda


Former Chief Ministers suffer poll reverses in Jharkhand election

Ranchi: Former Chief Ministers of Jharkhand – Babulal Marandi, Arjun Munda and Madhu Koda suffered poll reverses in the assembly election, counting for which was held on Tuesday, while outgoing CM Hemant Soren won from one seat and lost from another constituency. Soren won the Barhait seat defeating Hemlal Murmu of BJP by 24,087 votes but he lost the Dumka seat to his BJP rival Lois Marandi by 5262 votes. Three-time Chief Minister and BJP Jharkhand heavyweight leader Arjun Munda suffered a shock defeat in his home seat of KharsawanRead More

Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda resigns

Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Monday submitted his resignation to Governor Syed Ahmad hours after the Jharkhand cabinet recommended the dissolution of the state assembly. Arjun Munda said, “I have submitted my resignation. The cabinet wants fresh elections. It is the only option if we want a stable government”. The BJP and JMM have 18 members each in the 81-member state Assembly. Without the support of the JMM, Arjun Munda government lost the majority in the assembly. The Congress has 13 state legislators, but the party has saidRead More

BJP not to support NRI Mishra in Rajya Sabha elections

NEW DELHI/ RANCHI: The BJP president Gadkari has decided not to support the independent candidness Anshuman Mishra for the Rajya Sabha. He has been forced to take this decision due to the mounting pressure of Senior Party Leaders. He also directed the Legislators from Jharkandh to remain absent fro mm the voting. The state leadership has to reconsider their decisions because if the senior leaders like Advani and Jasvant Sinha and they had to drop their plan of supporting the NRI candidate Mishra, who also does not have a cleanRead More

Jharkhand Stalemate Ends, BJP’s Arjun Munda to Be CM

Following a long stalemate over government formation in Jharkhand, the JMM and the BJP have struck a final deal with both parties sharing power on rotational basis for the rest of the term of state assembly, said media reports. JMM chief Shibu Soren will resign as chief minister on May 25 and BJP’s Arjun Munda will succeed him, said reports. According to agreement, the BJP will lead the government and occupy the chief minister’s post for the first 28 months, reports said. Each party will head the government for aRead More

Soren Meets Guv, Stakes Claim to Form Govt

Accompanied with his allies, JMM leader Shibu Soren has staked claim to form the government in Jharkhand. Soren reached the Governor’s house accompanied by Yashwant Sinha, Anant Kumar, Raghuwar Das, Arjun Munda of BJP and Sudesh Mahto of All Jharkhand Students Union. It may be mentioned that both the BJP and the Congress were eager to forge a coalition with the JMM to form next government in the state. In the meanwhile, Nitin Gadkari, the newly appointed BJP president, said, “We have governments in eight states. When I was leavingRead More