Jharkhand Vikas Morcha

  • JVM has no relevance in Jharkhand politics: BJP MP Ravindra Rai 14-06-2014 09:00 AM

    The BJP on Thursday claimed that the Babulal Marandi-led 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...
  • JVM to launch two-day agitation over power crisis 09-06-2014 08:23 AM

    The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) on Sunday announced a two-day agitation beginning June 11 in protest against power crisis across the state. "We will launch stir on June 11-12 in all the 24 districts in protest against power crisis," JVM chief and former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi told a press...
  • Modi, not BJP, led to victory in LS polls: JVM 06-06-2014 11:48 PM

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) on Friday said the recent Lok Sabha poll victory was made possible by Narendra Modi and not by BJP, General Secretary of JVM, Praveen Singh said with the people of this country disappointed with the ten-year misrule of the Congress-led UPA government, they were looking...
  • State Congress committee expels 12 party leaders for anti-party activities 30-04-2014 04:43 PM

    The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) has expelled 12 leaders for six years and suspended another party leader for alleged anti-party activities during the Lok Sabha elections. The team headed by JPCC president Sukhdeo Bhagat met in Ranchi on Tuesday, discussed the anti-party activities by the leaders and cracked the...
  • Election Commission issues notice to Babulal Marandi 28-04-2014 09:38 PM

    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 Morcha-Prajatantrik chief was issued the notice based on a report by the chief electoral officer of the state. "The commission has...
  • Jharkhand CM's stay in Dumka was not code violation, says EC 24-04-2014 08:22 AM

    The Election Commission on Wednesday said that Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren's stay in Dumka was not violation of Model Code of Conduct as he represented the Dumka Assembly seat. Opposition had on Tuesday claimed that Soren's stay in Dumka after election campaigning ended was violation of Model Code of...
  • LS polls: Multi-cornered contest makes it tough for Jharkhand veterans 16-04-2014 08:25 PM

    Jharkhand's capital Ranchi and five other constituencies will vote on April 17 in the fifth phase of elections which will see the electorate exercising their franchise in 121 seats across the country. The five other seats are Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Giridih, Singhbhum (ST) and Khunti (ST). As per the original schedule...
  • JVM says no to alliance with BJP or Congress after LS polls 13-04-2014 11:54 AM

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha(Prajatantrik) (JVM) on Saturday said it would never supportCongress nor BJP, if the party wins seats in the ensuingParliamentary poll in Jharkhand. "Our decision is crystal clear, we will neither go withCongress nor support BJP at the Centre, if voted to power inJharkhand, " party's sitting MP and...
  • 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...
  • Yashwant Sinha's son files nomination papers from Hazaribagh for BJP 24-03-2014 09:18 PM

    Sitting BJP MP Yashwant Sinha's son, Jayant, and Congress MLA Sourabh Narayan Singh on Monday filed nomination papers from Hazaribagh Lok Sabha seat. Accompanied by former BJP president Venkaiah Naidu, Jayant Sinha filed papers from the seat, from where his father represented the party in 1998, 1999 and 2009. Former...
  • 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....
  • Speaker watching MLAs changing parties 20-03-2014 12:19 AM

    Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta on Wednesday said he was waiting for a genuine ground before considering anti-defection provisions against MLAs changing political parties ahead of the general elections. "I will follow the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution after getting a genuine ground like filing nominations," Bhokta said in...
  • Invoke anti-defection law, disqualify MLAs who joined TMC: JVM to Speaker 05-03-2014 09:35 AM

    The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) party on Tuesday demanded that Speaker Shashank Sekhar Bhokta should invoke the anti-defection law to disqualify two MLAs for joining Trinamool Congress (TMC). Raising the issue at Zero Hour, JVM-P Legislature Party leader Pradip Yadav asked the Speaker to take cognisance against Bandhu Tirkey and...
  • BJP calls day-long economic blockade on Mar 7 to seek special status 04-03-2014 09:39 PM

    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,"...
  • Former police officer joins Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik 27-02-2014 09:24 PM

    Amitabh Chaudhary, president of the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) and a former police officer, Thursday joined the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P). "Our party has become stronger and we may consider his candidature for the Lok Sabha election from the Ranchi seat," party president Babulal Marandi told reporters. Chaudhary, an...
  • Government to ensure non-interference in DPLR work of Bokaro Steel Plant 24-02-2014 04:58 PM

    Jharkhand government on Monday said it would ensure the Director, Project and Land Rehabilitation (DPLR) of Bokaro Steel Plant to function freely without interference by Bokaro district administration. Replying to a query from Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) MLA Samresh Singh, Chief Minister Hemant Soren told the House that the government...
  • Two opposition parties call Jharkhand bandh on March 2 22-02-2014 09:52 PM

    Opposition Ajsu party and the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) on Saturday announced statewide bandh on March 2 in protest against the Centre not according special category status to Jharkhand while granting it to Seemandhra. "The party has called the bandh to protest against the Centre ignoring our demand to accord...
  • 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...
  • Jamshedpur MP congratulates school-mate and new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella 06-02-2014 08:01 AM

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM) MP from Jamshedpur Dr Ajay Kumar on Wednesday congratulated his school-mate Satya Nadella for becoming the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of technology giant Microsoft. Expressing happiness over the feat, Kumar in a message sent on Wednesday, stated it was a matter of pride and happiness...
  • Jharkhand Vikas Morcha Prajatantrik party not to join Rajya Sabha polls 20-01-2014 11:31 PM

    The second main opposition party of the state - Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) on Monday decided it would neither field a candidate nor support any party in the Feb 7 Rajya Sabha polls. "A party meeting took place on Tuesday in which it was decided not to field candidate in...
  • 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...
  • Three more arrested for attack on JVM(P) MLA in Garwah 27-11-2013 12:13 AM

    Three more persons including a para-teacher were arrested by police in connection with the attack on Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) MLA Satyendra Nath Tewari in Garwah district, police said on Tuesday. Superintendent of Police Narendra Kumar Singh said three persons involved in the attack on Tewari were arrested from Bhatti...
  • JVM MLA Satyendra Nath Tewari escapes unhurt in open fire 20-11-2013 04:46 PM

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) MLA Satyendra Nath Tewari escaped unhurt after unknown gunmen opened fire on his car on the Garhwa-Ambikapur road in Garhwa, police said on Wednesday. Tewari was going to Ranka from Garhwa to attend a marriage party when he was attacked near Anraj Ghati last night, SP...
  • Regional parties unite for a secular front, attack Modi 31-10-2013 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: The political churning ahead of the 2014 elections has begun with 14 regional parties led by the Left coming together on Wednesday in Delhi for exploring possibilities for the setting off talks of a possible third front once again. Jharkhand Vikas Morcha Leader Babu Lal Marandi, who attended...
  • 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...