Initiating his political career as an activist of the student movement launched by Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan in 1976-77 and having worked as a labourer in Tata Steel, Raghubar Das has traversed a long way to take over as the first non-tribal Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
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.
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.
Polling in 15 constituencies of the state on Sunday ended with 61.08 per cent electorate exercising their franchise in the penultimate phase of the Assembly elections in Jharkhand as the day passed off peacefully.
Ranchi: Moderate polling has been recorded in the first four hours of voting in 17 Assembly constituencies spread across eight districts of Jharkhand with about 30 per cent of the electorate exercising their franchise.
Ranchi: Polling will be held tomorrow in 17 seats in Jharkhand in the third leg of the five-phase Assembly election where voters will decide the fate of 289 candidates, including former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi, ex-Speaker CP Singh and three ministers.
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) chief Babulal Marandi on Thursday claimed his party will spring a surprise in the state Assembly Elections like Arvind Kerjriwal-headed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) did in Delhi.
He may not hold all the aces, yet no political pundit can write off JVM chief Babulal Marandi — a man known for his uncanny ability to make comebacks in the alliance-based tricky politics of Jharkhand.
The state which was created on November 15, 2000 after being carved out from Bihar has some unique characteristics. It is a small state which really does not occupy the centrestage as far as media headlines are concerned.
Arjun Munda, the three-time chief minister of Jharkhand, may reckon himself as the front-runner for the CM's post, but Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah's statement that his party would go to polls in the state under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, has opened up the fiel
Jharkhand PCC president Sukhdeo Bhagat besides other party leaders today left for New Delhi after attending the extended working committee meeting here to discuss on pre-poll alliance and seat adjustments, a senior Congress leader said.
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha - Prajatantrik (JVM) president Babulal Marandi today reiterated his party's stand that it will go into a pre-poll alliance only after announcement of a chief ministerial candidate.
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) (Prajatantrik) president Babulal Marandi Monday said electoral alliance was not a priority for his party as it was a political compulsion for those who failed to deliver during their tenure in power.