Arjun Munda

  • Jharkhand Disom Party merges with BJP August 18, 2014

    Jharkhand Disom Party (JDP) formally merged with the BJP in presence of former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda here on Monday. Announcing the merger, Munda said a strong wave in favour of BJP was sweeping across the country and a host of political leaders irrespective of their party affiliations have...
  • JVM to merge with BJP on August 20 August 18, 2014

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) will merge with BJP on August 20 at Ranchi, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Monday said. "A proposal in this regard has come from JVM, which will formally merge with BJP," Munda said at a function here after another party Jharkhand Disom Party (JDP)...
  • JDP will merge with BJP, says Salkhan Murmu August 18, 2014

    Jharkhand Disom Party (JDP) on Sunday said it will merge with BJP at a simple function to be held in Jamshedpur on Monday. A decision in this regard was taken following discussion with Union Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, who is also the in-charge of BJP affair in Jharkhand, and former Chief...
  • Munda alleges Soren government left state in grip of corrupt people July 14, 2014

    Leader of Opposition Arjun Munda on Monday alleged the year-long Hemant Soren government in Jharkhand has only left the state in the "grip of corrupt people". "The one-year-rule by Jharkhand government has only left the state in the grip of corrupt people. Crime graph has risen, particularly increase in political killings,"...
  • Munda asks Allahabad Bank to initiate steps to set up more banks in rural Jharkhand July 4, 2014

    Leader of Opposition Arjun Munda on Friday asked the Allahabad Bank to initiate steps in setting up more banks in rural Jharkhand and give a fillip in the efforts by farmers and small entrepreneurs. "Efforts should be made to set up more banks in rural areas... farmers, enterprises and the unemployed...
  • Party leadership to decide on Jharkhand CM candidate: Arjun Munda June 8, 2014

    BJP leader and former chief minister Arjun Munda on Sunday said decision about the chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Assembly elections in Jharkhand will be taken by the party leadership. "It is the prerogative of the BJP Parliamentary Committee and high command to name the chief ministerial candidate for the...
  • Governor expresses grief over Gopinath Munde's demise June 3, 2014

    Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed expressed his deep sorrow at the death of Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde following a road accident in New Delhi on Tuesday. Several BJP leaders, including former Chief Minister Arjun Munda, former Speaker CP Singh, state unit president and MP Ravindra Rai and Ramesh Puskar also...
  • Arjun Munda congratulates K Chandrasekhar Rao on being sworn-in as Telangana CM June 3, 2014

    Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Monday welcomed Telengana as it became the 29th state of the country. "I welcome the 29th state of the country and congratulate K Chandrasekhar Rao of Telengana Rashtra Samiti and extend my warm wishes to him on becoming chief minister of the newest state,"...
  • Our PM candidate is Modi, regional parties should tell theirs: Arjun Munda April 22, 2014

    Claiming that if BJP voted to power it would definitely curb corruption and price rise in the country, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Monday asked the state's regional parties to tell who would be their prime ministerial candidate in case they win. Addressing a poll meeting in Sahebganj, which...
  • People fed up with UPA, it failed on all fronts: Arjun Munda April 10, 2014

    Former Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda on Wednesday said a strong wave was sweeping across the country for change in favour of the BJP as well as its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Munda, after inspecting the preparations at the venue of a public meeting to be addressed by the Gujarat...
  • Arjun Munda hails BJP manifesto; Sahay questions announcement delay April 8, 2014

    Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Monday hailed the BJP's manifesto while Congress leader Subodh Kant Sahay questioned the delay in announcing the document. "The manifesto pledges to take the country in the list of developed countries through good governance," Munda said in Ranchi. Ridiculing Munda's claim, former union minister Subodh...
  • Arjun Munda urges Modi to contest Lok Sabha polls from Jharkhand March 13, 2014

    Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda today invited BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to choose a constituency in the state to contest the general elections. He extended the invitation to Modi in Delhi, Munda's aide Ayodhyanath Mishra said here. ...
  • Tata Steel officer shot at by unidentified assailants, critical March 11, 2014

    An officer of Tata Steel was shot at and critically injured by unknown gunmen near former Chief Minister Arjun Munda's house at Ghorabandha in Jamshedpur, the police said on Tuesday. The officer Ratnesh Raj is a manager of Equipment Maintenance Services of Tata Steel. Following the incident late on Monday night,...
  • BJP calls day-long economic blockade on Mar 7 to seek special status March 4, 2014

    The BJP has called a day-long state-wide economic blockade on Friday to press for the demand of special status to Jharkhand. "We will prevent the transportation of minerals from the state during the blockade, when all commercial vehicles as well as goods trains would be brought to a grinding halt," BJP...
  • Former Jharkhand CMs won't contest Lok Sabha polls January 8, 2014

    Former Jharkhand chief ministers Arjun Munda and Babulal Marandi will not contest the April-May Lok Sabha elections, it was announced in Ranchi on Wednesday. Marandi is a Lok Sabha member from Koderma. Munda, a three-time chief minister and now leader of opposition, won the Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat by over 100,000 votes in...
  • 2013 for Jharkhand: Two governments, President's rule and Lalu's conviction December 27, 2013

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad's conviction in the fodder scam, perpetual rise and fall of governments and Maoists' daring elimination of a senior police official marked a tumultuous year in Jharkhand. Lalu's followers were left stunned when a CBI court convicted him and sentenced him to five years rigorous imprisonment in a...
  • Narendra Modi to hold rally at Dhurwa on December 29 December 6, 2013

    The BJP has decided to hold their proposed December 29 rally, to be addressed by its prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, at Dhurwa on the outskirts of Ranchi, where the NIA is intermittently conducting raids in connection with the October 27 Patna blasts. "The proposed rally to be attended by BJP's national president Rajnath Singh and...
  • Seed scam: Ex-Agriculture minister Satyanand Bhokta arrested October 18, 2013

    Former Jharkhand Agriculture Minister and BJP leader Satyanand Bhokta was on Thursday arrested by a team of vigilance sleuths, two days after the state vigilance bureau grilled him in connection with the purchase of seeds when he was the minister. "He (Bhokta) has been arrested in seed scam," Superintendent of Police...
  • BJP will contest all 14 LS seats in Jharkhand, says Munda September 20, 2013

    BJP will contest all the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand on its own in the 2014 general elections, former chief minister and senior party leader Arjun Munda said on Friday. "We will contest all the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand but it has not yet been decided who will...
  • After Bihar, Jharkhand to appeal for special status August 23, 2013

    Jharkhand on Friday expressed disappointment with union Planning Minister Rajeev Shukla's statement in the Rajya Sabha a day ago that there was no move to grant special status to the state. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said: "We appeal to the central government to reconsider the parameters for granting a state...
  • Declare Jharkhand drought-hit, demands BJP August 13, 2013

    The BJP on Tuesday demanded that Jharkhand be declared drought-hit following a deficit monsoon. A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by state president Rabindra Rai and former Chief Minister Arjun Munda met Governor Syed Ahmad and demanded that the state be declared drought hit. "In the memorandum to the governor, our...
  • All issues beneficial to state in my priority list: Hemant Soren August 9, 2013

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday said that not only the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) but all the issues beneficial to the state were in the priority list of the government. During his maiden visit to the steel city after becoming the Chief Minister, Soren said the government was ready...
  • BJP urges governor to dissolve Jharkhand Assembly July 5, 2013

    Ranchi: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Thursday urged Governor Syed Ahmed to immediately dissolve the 82-member state assembly. Accompanied by Bharatiya Janata Party state president Ravindra Rai and others, Munda met the governor and requested him to dissolve the House and pave the way for fresh polls. The party...
  • Yashwant Sinha upset with appointment of Munda aide as J'khand BJP chief March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP leader Yashwant Sinha is reportedly upset with the party's decision to appoint Ravindra Rai as the party president in Jharkhand. Ravindra Rai is a close aide of Arjun Munda. An upset Yashwant Sinha skipped the BJP Parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday. ...
  • Rajya Sabha approves President's rule in Jharkhand February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Tuesday approved the proclamation of President's Rule in Jharkhand where former Chief Minister Arjun Munda had resigned after his government was reduced to a minority in January. Jharkhand was brought under President's Rule for the third time since its formation 12 years ago on January 18...
  • Why do police need Arjun Munda's crime records, asks BJP February 16, 2013

    Ranchi: The BJP on Saturday demanded a high-level probe into the alleged police action seeking criminal records of former Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda. "We seek a high-level probe into the police action seeking criminal records of Arjun Munda through wireless messages. The move is to tarnish Munda's image and target...
  • BJP, JMM collaborated to loot Jharkhand: Marandi January 20, 2013

    Hazaribagh (Jharkhand): Nearly two weeks after collapse of Arjun Munda government in Jharkhand, former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi on Sunday alleged that the BJP-JMM alliance was formed only to "loot" the state's resources. "To loot the resources of the state, the BJP had formed government with the JMM despite being...
  • Jharkhand brought under President's Rule January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Ten days after it plunged into political crisis, Jharkhand was on Friday brought under President's Rule for the third time since its formation 12 years ago. President Pranab Mukherjee, who is on a visit to Kolkata, signed the proclamation imposing the central rule in the state which is...
  • Cabinet recommends President's rule in Jharkhand January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday recommended imposition of President's rule in Jharkhand, which was facing political instability following the collapse of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition last week. The crisis in Jharkhand erupted on January 8 when the BJP's ruling coalition partner Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, in a letter...
  • J'khand crisis: Centre likely to recommend President's rule January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is likely to recommend on Thursday imposition of President's rule in Jharkhand, which is facing political instability, while keeping the Assembly in suspended animation. The state is expected to come under a spell of central rule as no party or combination of parties is a position...