ARJUN MUNDA

  • Jharkhand: BJP's legislature party meet today on forming government December 26, 2014

    Ranchi: The Bharatiya Janata Party's legislature party will meet on Friday to choose a new leader before the party stakes claim to form its fifth and the 10th government of Jharkhand. "BJP observers JP Nadda and Vinay Sahastrabuddhe have arrived. The legislature party meeting will begin around 11 am," party's...
  • Arjun Munda pushes for his camp followers for deputy CM's post in Jharkhand December 24, 2014

    Ranchi: After having lost the Jharkhand Assembly election and having got enough hints that a non-tribal is most likely to become the chief minister of the state for the first time, Arjun Munda of the BJP is learnt to be now bargaining for the deputy chief minister's post for his...
  • Jharkhand: BJP pushes for a non-tribal CM, Raghuvar Das front runner for the top post December 24, 2014

    Ranchi: It is almost decided that state Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Party Raghuvar Das will become the next Chief Minister of Jharkhand. The loss of BJP heavyweights Arjun Munda, JB Tubid and Sudesh Mahato of All Jharkhand Students Union means that no tribal leader in the BJP-AJSU alliance...
  • Jharkhand assembly election results leave former CMs in shock December 24, 2014

    Ranchi: The Jharkhand Assembly elections results declared on Tuesday left all the five former chief ministers of the state in a shock. While first CM Babulal Marandi lost his Dhanwar seat to Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) candidate Rajkumar Yadav and the Giridih seat to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Nirbhay...
  • Cartoon of the day: Jharkhand Assembly elections 2014 December 23, 2014

    The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. ...
  • Jharkhand Assembly election results: Arjun Munda loses from Kharsawan December 23, 2014

    Ranchi: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister and heavyweight BJP leader Arjun Munda lost from the Kharsawan (ST) constituency. Munda, who had won the Kharsawan seat four times earlier, lost to JMM's Dashrath Gagrai. Munda, who had been chief minister thrice in the last 14 years since Jharkhand was...
  • Jharkhand elections: Arjun Munda loses from Kharswan December 23, 2014

    Ranchi: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister and heavyweight BJP leader Arjun Munda lost from the Kharsawan (ST) constituency. Munda, who had won the Kharsawan seat four times earlier, lost to JMM's Dashrath Gagrai. Munda, who had been chief minister thrice in the last 14 years since Jharkhand was created as a separate state...
  • Ex-CMs facing poll reverses in Jharkhand December 23, 2014

    Ranchi: Former chief ministers of Jharkhand appeared to be facing reverses in the Assembly election as trends available saw three of them trailing. Even Chief Minister Hemant Soren, though ahead in Barhait, is trailing in Dumka, where he is the sitting MLA. The state's first chief minister and JVM(P) president Babulal Marandi...
  • Jharkhand polls: It's for the party to decide who'll be the CM, says Arjun Munda December 23, 2014

    As BJP is leading in Jharkhand, the saffron party leader Arjun Munda said, "It's for the party to decide who will be the next chief minister. I'll do whatever the party wants me to." ...
  • Jharkhand Assembly elections: Counting of votes today, BJP, JMM eye majority December 23, 2014

    Ranchi: The countdown for begun for Jharkhand Assembly election results. After a massive mandate in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party also scripted history with absolute majority in Haryana Assembly elections and a also secured the mandate in Maharashtra. If exit polls are to be believed, the...
  • Conspiracy toppled BJP government in Jharkhand : Munda December 4, 2014

    Ranchi: Former Jharkhand chief minister Arjun Munda on Thursday said there was a 'conspiracy' behind toppling the previous BJP-led government. "Implementation of issues in the list is not visible though the same people are in the government, showing the agenda of conspiracy in the fall of the (Arjun Munda) government," Munda...
  • Political instability keeping Jharkhand behind, says former CM Arjun Munda November 28, 2014

    Ranchi: With the five-phase Assembly polls underway in Jharkhand to elect the 10th government in 14 years, instability is the issue that is uppermost in the minds of voters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also flagged the issue in his campaign speeches, terming it as the single-most important factor behind lack...
  • Jharkhand polls: Caste allegation raised to confuse voters, says Arjun Munda November 10, 2014

    Jamshedpur: BJP leader and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Monday accused opposition parties of attempting to confuse tribal voters over his caste status with a motive to drive political mileage ahead of the coming Assembly election in the state. "They (opposition) are free to put forward their version. But...
  • 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 incharge 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 yearlong Hemant Soren government in Jharkhand has only left the state in the "grip of corrupt people". "The oneyearrule 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 swornin 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 12, 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 AprilMay Lok Sabha elections, it was announced in Ranchi onWednesday. Marandi is a Lok Sabha member from Koderma. Munda, a threetime 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 theirproposed December 29 rally, to be addressed by its primeministerial nominee Narendra Modi, at Dhurwa on the outskirtsof Ranchi, where the NIA is intermittently conducting raids inconnection with the October 27 Patna blasts. "The proposed rally to be attended by BJP's nationalpresident Rajnath Singh and...