Babulal Marandi

  • Marandi blames Congress, BJP and JMM for Jharkhand's woes 15-04-2014 08:15 AM

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) chief Babulal Marandi on Monday accused Congress, BJP as well as JMM for the prevailing state of affairs of Jharkhand while appealing to people to vote for his party to ensure rapid development. Addressing an election meeting at Agrico Maidan here, Marandi said the country...
  • Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Marandi files nomination from the Dumka LS constituency 04-04-2014 03:17 PM

    Babulal Marandi, Jharkhand's first chief minister and president of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P), filed his nomination from the Dumka Lok Sabha constituency on Friday. Another former chief minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren is seeking a re-election from this seat. He filed his papers on Monday. Shibu...
  • Jharkhand polls acid test for former chief ministers 04-04-2014 02:47 PM

    The 2014 Lok Sabha polls in Jharkhand are an acid test for the regional parties and former chief ministers of the state. The presidents of three regional parties - the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) and All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) - are all contesting. JMM...
  • Stephen Marandi quits Congress, returns to Babulal Marandi-led JVM 04-04-2014 12:05 AM

    Former deputy chief minister Stephen Marandi on Thursday quit Congress and returned to Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) headed by ex-chief minister Babulal Marandi. "I returned to the party which Babulalji and I had floated in 2006," Marandi said after rejoining the JVM in Dumka. Stephen Marandi, who quit Shibu Soren's...
  • JPP announces support to JVM in Jharkhand 01-04-2014 12:15 AM

    Jharkhand People's Party on Monday pledged support to Babulal Marandi's Jharkhand Vikas Morcha in the Lok Sabha polls in Jharkhand, days after snapping ties with Trinamool Congress. "Our party will support all the 14 candidates of the JVM contesting in Jharkhand," JPP president Surya Singh Besra said at a joint...
  • Five former IPS officers in Jharkhand poll fray 24-03-2014 12:19 PM

    Five former Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, including a sitting Lok Sabha MP, are in the poll fray in Jharkhand. They are sitting Jamshedpur MP Ajay Kumar, Amitabh Chaudhary, BD Ram, Subodh Prasad and Rameshwar Oraon. Ajay Kumar was elected in a 2011 by-poll. He quit the IPS and later...
  • Opposition calls for dismissal of Hemant Soren-led Jharkhand government 20-03-2014 02:59 PM

    The opposition parties in Jharkhand have demanded removal of the Hemant Soren government as it has been reduced to minority. "Soren government has been reduced to minority as many legislators supporting the government have switched sides to fight the Lok Sabha polls. Governor Syed Ahmed should take note of it....
  • LS polls: Face-off between Babulal Marandi and Shibu Soren 14-03-2014 10:29 PM

    Two former chief ministers of Jharkhand Babulal Marandi and Shibu Soren will face each other in Dumka parliamentary constituency in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Marandi, a former BJP leader, was the first chief minister of Jharkhand after the state was carved out from Bihar in 2000. He formed his...
  • Nobody should flout Model Code of Conduct: Chief Electoral Officer PK Jajoria 14-03-2014 09:45 AM

    Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer PK Jajoria on Thursday said no political party or leader should flout the Model Code of Conduct in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections. "No political party or candidate should issue any statement that would flout the Model Code of Conduct," Jajoria said while...
  • Naxals will kill me just like they killed my son, says Babulal Marandi 13-03-2014 03:15 PM

    Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi on Thursday said he foresaw a threat to his life during the general elections in the state. "The entire state is naxal affected. And I have come to know there could be a bid on my life. They can kill me. I don't have...
  • Cong slams Oppn for enforcing bandh, says couldn't develop state during their rule 03-03-2014 08:06 AM

    The Jharkhand Congress on Sunday lashed out at the three Opposition parties for enforcing statewide bandh on Sunday, saying that they had failed to develop the state during their regime after its creation. "The first Chief Minister (Babulal Marandi) and his alliance partners (Ajsu/JDU) had ruled the state after its...
  • Babulal Marandi meets 20-year-old Birbhum gangrape victim 18-02-2014 07:54 AM

    Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi on Monday met the 20-year-old tribal woman who was gangraped allegedly on the orders of a kangaroo court at Labhpur in Birbhum district last month. Marandi, an MP of the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik), met the woman at a government home where she had...
  • Election Tracker: BJP ahead in Jharkhand, Congress strong in Assam 20-01-2014 09:50 PM

    New Delhi: Jharkhand is seeing a Narendra Modi wave with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expected to garner 40 per cent of the votes in the state if Lok Sabha elections are held in January 2014. The Congress, which in alliance with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), runs the state...
  • Former Jharkhand CMs won't contest Lok Sabha polls 08-01-2014 10:16 PM

    Former Jharkhand chief ministers Arjun Munda and Babulal Marandi will not contest the April-May Lok Sabha elections, it was announced in Ranchi onWednesday. 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...
  • Jharkhand Vikas Morcha hints it is not averse to talks with AAP 04-01-2014 07:18 PM

    The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) on Saturday hinted that it was not averse to talks with the Aam Aadmi Party for an alliance in the state for next year's Lok Sabha elections. "There was to be a dialogue on December 24 (with the AAP leadership), but they were busy with...
  • JVMP and JD(U) will work together to fulfill common goals: Babulal Marandi 27-12-2013 07:50 AM

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) chief Babulal Marandi on Thursday said further talks would be held with the Janata Dal (United) after the two parties agreed to work together in Bihar and Jharkhand to fulfill each other's "common goals". "I spoke to Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar and...
  • JVM urges Centre to accord Jharkhand special state status 29-11-2013 05:09 PM

    The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric-JVM) on Friday urged the Centre to accord special status to the state, a day before its youth wing s proposed demonstration near the Raj Bhavan to realise the demand. "The Centre says Jharkhand can take loan for its development. But the state is already in...
  • JDP calls bandh on October 25, wants a 'domicile policy' like other states 11-10-2013 08:51 AM

    Jharkhand Disom Party (JDP) called for a day-long state bandh on October 25 to press for its demands for having a domicile policy. In a statement issued in Jamshedpur on Thursday, JDP chief Salkhan Murmu said the incumbent coalition government in the state have also included the issue in its...
  • Why's BJP looking for allies if there's a Modi wave: JVM 08-10-2013 07:36 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha chief Babulal Marandi on Tuesday ruled out a pre-poll alliance with both the Congress and the BJP. Taking a jibe at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Marandi said that if he is so popular in the country, then...
  • Babulal Marandi criticises Land Acquisition Bill, says it will harm tribal masses 30-09-2013 07:13 PM

    Criticising the Land Acquisition Bill, which was recently passed in the Parliament, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) (Prajatantrik), on Monday, said that it would make the state's poor tribals vulnerable. "Land is the only source of livelihood for the tribal masses in Jharkhand and this Bill will snatch away their bread...
  • Not enough provisions in Land Bill to protect farmers' interests: Babulal Marandi 13-09-2013 08:44 AM

    Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi on Thursday demanded direct elections to the posts of Prime Minister and Chief Ministers in the country. "There is a need for a change in the system by introducing direct elections which would give people a chance to elect their PM/CM directly," Marandi, President...
  • Hunger strike ends, agitation continues: Marandi 08-05-2011 02:32 PM

    Ranchi: Ending his 7-day fast-unto-death on Sunday, JVM-P chief Babulal Marandi said his agitation against the "insensitive" Jharkhand government would continue till the displaced people got their "right" to stay in their places. Meanwhile, the ruling BJP asserted that the state was taking right steps to serve the interests of...
  • Former Jharkhand CM Marandi arrested 15-06-2010 10:04 AM

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