JHARKHAND ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

  • Will allow Raghubar Das-government six months time to deliver: Congress December 28, 2014

    Jamshedpur: Congress on Sunday said it will allow the new Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das-led government six months' time to deliver and assured support to its people-oriented policies. Observing the 130th foundation day of the party on Sunday, East Singhbhum district Congress committee president Vikay Khan said the party would allow...
  • Raghubar Das's journey from 'mazdoor' to Chief Minister of Jharkhand December 28, 2014

    Ranchi: 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. Das joined the BJP as...
  • BJP's Raghubar Das sworn in as the 10th Jharkhand Chief Minister December 28, 2014

    Ranchi: BJP leader Raghubar Das was on Sunday sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Jharkhand, becoming the first non-tribal leader to rule the state. Governor Syed Ahmed administered the oath of office and secrecy to Das at the Birsa Munda Football Stadium here. Nilkanth Singh Munda, Chandreswar Prasad Singh, Louis Marandi...
  • BJP's Raghubar Das to be sworn in as first non-tribal Jharkhand CM today December 28, 2014

    Ranchi: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Raghuvar Das will be sworn in as the first non-tribal chief minister of Jharkhand. The ceremony is expected to be attend by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, under whose leadership the party fought the Assembly elections in the state. The ceremony is likely to be around...
  • Congress responsible for political instability in Jharkhand: Raghuvar Das December 27, 2014

    The Jharkhand Chief Minister designate Raghuvar das in and interview with CNN-IBN accused Congress party for the political stability in the state. DAS will be sworned-in as tenth CM of Jharkhand on Sunday. ...
  • Jharkhand CM designate Raghuvar Das meets BJP chief ahead of swearing-in December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of his swearing-in as Jharkhand Chief Minister on Sunday, Raghuvar Das met BJP President Amit Shah in New Delhi on Saturday and discussed with him government formation in the state. The 59-year-old BJP leader, a national vice-president of the party who will be the first non-tribal Chief Minister...
  • It is a proud moment for us, says Jharkhand CM-designate wife December 26, 2014

    As senior BJP leader Raghubar Das is set to become the new chief minister of Jharkhand, his family is elated. "The family was confident of his victory, proud moment for us. I am thrilled," said wife of Raghubar Das, Rukmani Devi. ...
  • Profile of Jhakhand CM designate Raghubar Das December 26, 2014

    Five-time Jamshedpur East MLA Raghubar Das is all set to take over as the sixth chief minister of Jharkhand. Das will be the first non-tribal leader to become the state's chief minister. The low profile Das was born on May 3, 1955. He passed matric from Bhalubasa Harijan High School and...
  • Raghubar Das to be Jharkhand's first non-tribal CM as BJP MLAs elect him as their leader December 26, 2014

    Ranchi: After 14 years since Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar on the question of a distinct tribal identity, the state is set to get its first non-tribal chief minister. The Bharatiya Janata Party legislative party on Friday elected Raghubar Das as its leader paving way for him to be...
  • 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...
  • Jharkhand: Supporters of Congress MLA Bidesh Singh fire in air to mark election win December 26, 2014

    Medininagar (Jharkhand): Supporters of Congress leader Bidesh Singh on Thursday allegedly fired gun shots in the air to celebrate the MLA's win from Panki Assembly seat, two days after the election results were announced. "We have received the information about it and have...
  • 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 elections: NOTA performs better than parties of Koda and Ekka December 24, 2014

    Ranchi: None of the above (NOTA) option fared better than former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda's Jai Bharat Samanta Party (JBSP), taking a 1.7 per cent vote share in the just ended Jharkhand Assembly elections to give the state its tenth government. A total of 2,35,045 voters (1.7 per cent of...
  • BJP set to from government in Jharkhand, speculations rife over possible CM nominees December 24, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has won a majority in Jharkhand and is all set to form the first non-coalition government in the state. The state has had nine governments in the last 14 years, since its inception and there will now be a one party government in Jharkhand for the...
  • 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...
  • Battle For The States: BJP now a pan India party? 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. ...
  • Battle For The States: BJP wins Jharkhand, comes second in J&K 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 CM Hemant Soren tenders resignation December 23, 2014

    Ranchi: With the Jharkhand electorate voting a BJP-led alliance to power, Chief Minister Hemant Soren tendered his resignation on Tuesday evening. Soren who won from Dumka constituency met Governor Syed Ahmed at Raj Bhawan and handed over his resignation. "We have done our duty with all sincerity. We ran the government...
  • 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: BJP set to form government in Jharkhand December 23, 2014

    Ranchi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's powerful campaign worked well for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which is all set to form the government in Jharkhand though technically it will still be a minority government. Despite the well-oiled campaign which appealed to the voters to given majority to the party to...
  • BJP chief Amit Shah says all options open in Jammu and Kashmir, congratulates PM for his support December 23, 2014

    Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Tuesday said his party was open to all options of government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. He also said the BJP would carry out developmental activities in Jharkhand, where it has won by a clear majority along with its alliance partner. The...
  • PL Punia explains poor performance of Congress in Jharkhand December 23, 2014

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, Senior Congress leader PL Punia said, "We had a government with JMM and there were lot of complainants and cases of corruptions against JMM. We also shared that blame though we were not involved in those corruption cases. So that was the one of the impacts behind...
  • 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...
  • The problem with Congress: Finding its victories in BJP's loss? December 23, 2014

    ( Before I begin this piece, it would be pertinent to note that all my life I have been perhaps the most devoted and ardent supporter of the Congress party, one who has worked for them without post or pay and would continue to do so even in the future....
  • 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...
  • BJP will form stable government in Jharkhand: Jayant Sinha December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jayant Sinha expressed confidence that BJP would form a stable government in Jharkhand and dismissed speculation that he was in the race for chief minister's post. "I am very busy in Delhi," Sinha, who is a Lok Sabha member from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, told reporters on queries...
  • Jharkhand polls: BJP Parliamentary board will decide on CM, says Ravi Shankar Prasad December 23, 2014

    As BJP set to form government in Jharkhand, ends a credible second in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Ravi Shankar said, "We have a system and the BJP Parliament board will decide on the chief minister of Jharkhand." ...
  • Jharkhand elections: Madhu Koda loses from Majhgaon December 23, 2014

    Ranchi: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda lost from Majhgaon(ST) seat to Jharkhand Mukti Morcha candidate Niral Purty by 11,182 votes. Koda, who had been representing Jagannathpur constituency since 2000, won the assembly seat again in 2005 and went on to be the chief minister of the tribal state the next...
  • Jharkhand elections: Sudesh Mahto loses from Silli December 23, 2014

    Ranchi: Former deputy chief minister and AJSU party president Sudesh Mahto on Tuesday lost from his home turf Silli after representing it for nearly 15 years. Mahto lost to JMM's Amit Kumar by 29,740 votes. Mahto was deputy chief minister in the erstwhile Shibu Soren and Arjun Munda governments. The AJSU party, which...