Ranchi: Geeta Koda, the wife of former Chief
Minister Madhu Koda is not only a first time MLA but is also
the youngest legislator in the Jharkhand assembly.
The 26-year-old Geeta, who won from Jagannathpur seat
by a whopping 25,000 votes is the youngest among all the
81-MLAs in the Jharkhand Assembly.
Geeta`s husband Madhu Koda in 2006 had become the
youngest chief minister of Jharkhand at the age of 34.
After Geeta, the second youngest MLA in the House is Amit
Yadav of the BJP, who won from Barkatha. Amit is just an year
older than Geeta.
The third youngest MLA in the Jharkhand assembly is
Jaiprakash Singh Bhokta of the Jharkhand Vikash Morcha
(Prajatantrik), who won from Simariya. Bhokta is 29 years
Giving him company in the age bracket is Sita Soren, the
daughter-in-law of JMM strongman Shibu Soren and widow of
Durga Soren, who is one year older. Sita won from Jama seat.
Sita`s brother-in-law and Soren`s youngest son Hemant is
just 33. Hemant, a Rajya Sabhha member, won the recent
assembly election from Dumka seat, where he trounced former
deputy chief minister Stephen Marandi of the Congress.
Another young MLA is the AJSU President Sudesh Kumar
Mahto, who was re-elected from the Sill seat. Mahto is 35, but
he had served as the Home minister in the Arjun Munda
The other newly elected MLAs, who are in their 30s are
Sudha Chowdhury (32) who won from Chhatarpur, Arup Chatterjee
(35) of the Marxist Coordination, who won from Nirsa, Dullu
Mahto (34) who won from Baghmara, Saurabh Narayan Singh (34)
from Hazaribagh, Ramchandra Sahis (34) from Jugsalai seat and
Banna Gupta (36) from Hazaribagh West. Gupta had trounced BJP
heavyweight Saryu Rai.
Those in the late 30s are - Chamra Linda (39) from
Bishunpur, K N Tripathi (38) from Daltonganj and Anant Pratap
Deo (39) from Bhavnathpur.