JHARKHAND VIKAS MORCHA

  • 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...
  • Modi, not BJP, led to victory in LS polls: JVM June 6, 2014

    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 tenyear misrule of the Congressled UPA government, they were looking for...
  • State Congress committee expels 12 party leaders for antiparty activities April 30, 2014

    The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) has expelled 12 leaders for six years and suspended another party leader for alleged antiparty activities during the Lok Sabha elections. The team headed by JPCC president Sukhdeo Bhagat met in Ranchi on Tuesday, discussed the antiparty activities by the leaders and cracked the whip,...
  • 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...
  • Jharkhand CM's stay in Dumka was not code violation, says EC April 24, 2014

    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 Conduct...
  • LS polls: Multi-cornered contest makes it tough for Jharkhand veterans April 16, 2014

    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 April 13, 2014

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) on Saturday said it would never support Congress nor BJP, if the party wins seats in the ensuing Parliamentary poll in Jharkhand. "Our decision is crystal clear, we will neither go with Congress nor support BJP at the Centre, if voted to power in Jharkhand, " party's sitting MP and candidate...
  • 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...
  • Yashwant Sinha's son files nomination papers from Hazaribagh for BJP March 24, 2014

    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 chief minister...
  • 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...
  • Speaker watching MLAs changing parties March 20, 2014

    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 Ranchi. Sitting...
  • Invoke anti-defection law, disqualify MLAs who joined TMC: JVM to Speaker March 5, 2014

    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 Chamra...
  • 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 police officer joins Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik February 27, 2014

    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 Indian Police...
  • Government to ensure non-interference in DPLR work of Bokaro Steel Plant February 24, 2014

    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 would...
  • Two opposition parties call Jharkhand bandh on March 2 February 22, 2014

    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 Jharkhand...
  • 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...
  • Jamshedpur MP congratulates schoolmate and new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella February 6, 2014

    Jharkhand Vikas MorchaPrajatantrik (JVM) MP from Jamshedpur Dr Ajay Kumar on Wednesday congratulated his schoolmate 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 for...
  • Jharkhand Vikas Morcha Prajatantrik party not to join Rajya Sabha polls January 20, 2014

    The second main opposition party of the state Jharkhand Vikas MorchaPrajatantrik (JVMP) 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 the...
  • 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...
  • Three more arrested for attack on JVM(P) MLA in Garwah November 27, 2013

    Three more persons including a parateacher 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 Mohala...
  • JVM MLA Satyendra Nath Tewari escapes unhurt in open fire November 20, 2013

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) MLA Satyendra Nath Tewari escaped unhurt after unknown gunmen opened fire on his car on the GarhwaAmbikapur 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 Mayur...
  • Regional parties unite for a secular front, attack Modi October 31, 2013

    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 September 30, 2013

    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 and...