BABULAL MARANDI

  • More cracks in JVM, Dulal Bhuiyan to join BJP August 8, 2014

    Jamshedpur, Aug 8 (PTI) Accusing Jharkhand Vikas MorchaPrajatantrik (JVM) chief Babulal Marandi for the turmoil within the party, JVM leader and former state minister Dulal Bhuiyan on Friday announced his plans of joining the BJP along with his supporters. Bhuiyan, who was the land reform, revenue and cooperative minister in the...
  • JVM has no relevance in Jharkhand politics: BJP MP Ravindra Rai June 14, 2014

    The BJP on Thursday claimed that the Babulal Marandiled Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) has no relevance in the state politics and it would reflect in the upcoming assembly elections. "Where is the identity of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha?" BJP State president and MP Ravindra Rai said to a media query in Ranchi...
  • JVM to launch twoday agitation over power crisis June 9, 2014

    The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) on Sunday announced a twoday agitation beginning June 11 in protest against power crisis across the state. "We will launch stir on June 1112 in all the 24 districts in protest against power crisis," JVM chief and former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi told a press conference...
  • BJP leads in 11 out of 14 seats in Jharkhand May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: 3:00 pm: Riding on a Narendra Modi wave, the BJP has taken a lead in 11 of the fourteen Lok Sabha seats while Congress and its ally JMM, are ahead in the three other constituencies as counting continued in Jharkhand. The saffron party's Pashupati Nath Singh and...
  • EC not satisfied with Babulal Marandi's reply to show cause, lets him off with a warning May 8, 2014

    The Election Commission on Thursday let off former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi with a "warning" for making a "deemed appeal" to pastors and bishops of various churches in Dumka for support in the Lok Sabha elections. Not satisfied with his reply to the show cause notice, the Commission asked him...
  • Election Commission issues notice to Babulal Marandi April 28, 2014

    The Election Commission on Monday issued a notice to former Jharkhand chief minister Babulal Marandi for seeking support from pastors and priests for the general election. The Jharkhand Vikas MorchaPrajatantrik chief was issued the notice based on a report by the chief electoral officer of the state. "The commission has received a...
  • EC notice to Marandi for seeking pastors' support in LS polls April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday issued a show cause notice to former Jharkhand chief minster Babulal Marandi for appealing to bishops and pastors for support in the Lok Sabha elections. In a similar case, Union Minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was alleged by a local news channel...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Jharkhand records 63.44 per cent polling April 24, 2014

    Ranchi: Altogether 63.44 per cent polling was recorded today in the third and final phase of polling in four Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand. Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer PK Jajoria said the state recorded 63.44 per cent polling on Thursday. The fate of 72 candidates including former chief ministers Shibu...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 63.40 per cent polling recorded in Jharkhand April 24, 2014

    The third and final phase of polls in Jharkhand will see balloting in four Lok Sabha constituencies on Thursday. The four seats are Dhanbad, Dumka, Rajmahal and Godda. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won three of the four seats in 2009, while the JMM had won the Dumka seat. An electorate of...
  • High political stakes for two ex-CMs in third phase of Jharkhand polls April 22, 2014

    The third phase of Jharkhand polls is crucial for the political survival of two former Chief Ministers, Shibu Soren and Babulal Marandi, who head two key regional parties of the state. The four seats which go to the polls on Thursday are Dhanbad, Dumka, Rajmahal and Godda. The Bharatiya Janata Party...
  • 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...
  • Marandi blames Congress, BJP and JMM for Jharkhand's woes April 15, 2014

    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 was...
  • Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Marandi files nomination from the Dumka LS constituency April 4, 2014

    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 Soren has...
  • Jharkhand polls acid test for former chief ministers April 4, 2014

    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 president Shibu...
  • Stephen Marandi quits Congress, returns to Babulal Marandi-led JVM April 4, 2014

    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 Jharkhand Mukti...
  • JPP announces support to JVM in Jharkhand April 1, 2014

    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 press...
  • Five former IPS officers in Jharkhand poll fray March 24, 2014

    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 joined the...
  • Opposition calls for dismissal of Hemant Soren-led Jharkhand government March 20, 2014

    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. The...
  • LS polls: Face-off between Babulal Marandi and Shibu Soren March 14, 2014

    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 own party...
  • Nobody should flout Model Code of Conduct: Chief Electoral Officer PK Jajoria March 14, 2014

    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 replying...
  • Naxals will kill me just like they killed my son, says Babulal Marandi March 13, 2014

    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 adequate...
  • Cong slams Oppn for enforcing bandh, says couldn't develop state during their rule March 3, 2014

    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 creation,...
  • Babulal Marandi meets 20yearold Birbhum gangrape victim February 18, 2014

    Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi on Monday met the 20yearold 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 been...
  • Election Tracker: BJP ahead in Jharkhand, Congress strong in Assam January 20, 2014

    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 government,...
  • 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...
  • Jharkhand Vikas Morcha hints it is not averse to talks with AAP January 4, 2014

    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 government...
  • JVMP and JD(U) will work together to fulfill common goals: Babulal Marandi December 27, 2013

    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 agreed...
  • JVM urges Centre to accord Jharkhand special state status November 29, 2013

    The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (PrajatantricJVM) 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 debt...
  • JDP calls bandh on October 25, wants a 'domicile policy' like other states October 11, 2013

    Jharkhand Disom Party (JDP) called for a daylong 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 October 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha chief Babulal Marandi on Tuesday ruled out a prepoll 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 why...