Jharkhand News

JVM rejects BJP's merger offer in Jharkhand

Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) Saturday claimed that it rejected the BJP's offer to merge with the saffron party.

BJP wins Assembly election through professional campaign: Hemant Soren

Caretaker Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday claimed that BJP did not have any issue in the the Jharkhand Assembly elections, but won it through professional campaign, while JMM bettered its tally for its good performance in the past 14 months rule.

Hemant Soren accuses BJP of crushing tribal leadership in Jharkhand

Caretaker Chief Minister Hemant Soren Saturday accused BJP of crushing tribal leadership by not allowing them to grow from the very first day of the creation of Jharkhand.

Raghuvar Das meets BJP Chief ahead of swearing-in as CM

Ahead of his swearing-in as Jharkhand Chief Minister tomorrow, Raghuvar Das met BJP President Amit Shah here on Saturday and discussed with him government formation in the state.

Raghubar Das to take oath as Jharkhand CM today; PM Modi to attend
Raghubar Das to take oath as Jharkhand CM today; PM Modi to attend

Veteran BJP leader Raghubar Das will on Sunday take oath as Jharkhand's first non-tribal chief minister.

Raghubar Das assures to make Jharkhand corruption-free

Jharkhand Chief Minister-elect Raghubar Das, who would be the first non-tribal to take over the top post in the state, on Friday assured to make the state corruption-free and run a transparent government.

'Faulty selection of candidates led to Congress defeat in Jharkhand'

Rajya Sabha member and former JPCC president Pradip Kumar Balmuchu Friday said that "irregularities" in selection of candidates was one of the reasons behind Congress' debacle in the recently concluded Jharkhand Assembly elections.

Raghuvar Das to be sworn in as Jharkhand CM on Dec 28

The newly-elected BJP legislature party leader Raghuvar Das will take oath on December 28 as Chief Minister of Jharkhand and all government offices will remain open tomorrow and Sunday.

CM-designate Raghuvar Das started as a student union leader

Starting his political career as an activist of the student movement launched by Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan in 1976-77, Raghuvar Das traversed a long way to take over as the first non-tribal chief minister of Jharkhand.

JPP declares bandh on Raghuvar Das's oath-taking day

Jamshedpur: Describing the selection of a non-tribal chief minister in Jharkhand as an "anti-tribal" approach of BJP, Jharkhand People's Party (JPP) on Friday announced to observe a state-wide bandh on the day Raghuvar Das would take oath.

Nitish Kumar attacks BJP for appointing a non-tribal as Jharkhand CM

Taking strong exception to selection of non-tribal Raghubar Das as the new Jharkhand CM, senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Friday slammed BJP for breaking the tradition of a tribal heading the government in neighbouring state since its inception in 2000.

Raghubar Das stakes claim to form govt in Jharkhand
Raghubar Das stakes claim to form govt in Jharkhand

Raghubar Das, who was on Friday elected as the BJP state legislature party leader, has staked claim to form the next government in Jharkhand.

Jharkhand BJP legislature party to meet Friday

The BJP's legislature party will meet Friday to choose a new leader before the party stakes claim to form its fifth and the 10th government of Jharkhand.

Policeman killed in Jharkhand Naxal attack

A constable was today killed and two other jawans were injured in a Maoist assault at Itkhori in Chatra district, police said here.

Lalu, Nitish fail to open account for RJD and JD(U) in Jharkhand

The once dominant RJD and JD(U) drew blank in the 2014 Jharkhand Assembly elections.

NOTA performs better than parties of Koda and Ekka

None of the above (NOTA) option fared better than former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda's Jai Bharat Samanta Party (JBSP), taking a 1.7 per cent vote share in the just ended Jharkhand Assembly elections to give the state its tenth government.

BJP MLA ready to resign for Munda if made Jharkhand CM

Newly elected BJP MLA from Ichagarh constituency in adjoining Seraikela-Kharswan district, Sadhu Charan Mahato on Wednesday offered to vacate his seat if the central leadership would consider former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda for the chief ministerial post.

Jharkhand poll results: BJP-AJSU alliance wins but heavyweight candidates lose

Though the BJP-AJSU party alliance won absolute majority in the Jharkhand Assembly by winning 42 seats, two of their heavyweight candidates lost the election.

Jharkhand poll results: BJP-AJSU alliance wins but other two fail

The BJP-AJSU alliance attained the magic figure of 42 to win a majority in Jharkhand for the first time but the other two tie-ups -- JVM/Trinamool Congress and Congress/RJD/JDU -- failed miserably in the just concluded Assembly Elections.

BJP conquers Jharkhand, Raghubar Das top contender for CM's post
BJP conquers Jharkhand, Raghubar Das top contender for CM's post

After Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) massive victory in Jharkhand, the big question which is now being asked is - who will be the next Chief Minister?

Two of erstwhile Madhu Koda cabinet win polls, two others lose

Anosh Ekka and Bhanu Pratap Shahi, the two of four former cabinet colleagues of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, have won the assembly elections.

Hemant Soren wins, 9 Cabinet colleagues, Speaker bite dust

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren won the Barhait seat, but all his ministerial colleagues except two suffered poll reverses in the Assembly elections whose results were declared on Tuesday.

Jharkhand polls: Hemant Soren resigns as CM, says JMM fought gallantly

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday resigned from the post and said his party JMM fought gallantly in the Assembly elections.

Jharkhand Speaker resigns after poll drubbing

Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta on Tuesday resigned from his post after losing the Assembly elections.

Jharkhand votes for stability

Yearning for change, Jharkhand has voted BJP to power with the Assembly poll results handing out defeat to three former chief ministers in their home turfs indicating the electorate's disenchantment with status quo.

BJP posts best-ever figures in hung J&K verdict, wins simple majority in Jharkhand
BJP posts best-ever figures in hung J&K verdict, wins simple majority in Jharkhand

 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged as the largest party in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, followed closely by the Bharatiya Janata Party in a verdict that has thrown open various options of government-formation.

BJP-AJSU alliance gets clear majority, to form government in Jharkhand
BJP-AJSU alliance gets clear majority, to form government in Jharkhand

Breaking from fractured mandates in Jharkhand in the past, BJP-AJSU alliance on Tuesday secured an absolute majority in the 81-member Assembly.

Disappointed with Jharkhand results, fine with Jammu and Kashmir: Congress

Expressing disappointment over Assembly election results in Jharkhand, Congress Tuesday said all non-BJP parties in that state should have come together on one platform to counter BJP, even as it offered support to PDP in government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Former CMs suffer poll reverses in Jharkhand election

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.

BJP will form stable government in Jharkhand: Jayant Sinha

Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Tuesday expressed confidence that BJP would form a stable government in Jharkhand and dismissed speculation that he was in the race for chief minister's post.