Articles about Babulal Marandi

Babulal Marandi is a political leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who served as the first Chief Minister of Jharkhand when the state was carved out of Bihar in 2000. As of 2021, he is the Leader of Opposition in the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly. Marandi entered electoral politics through BJP in the 1991 Lok Sabha polls. Though he lost this as well as the next election in 1996, Marandi won from Dumka constituency in the 1998 General Elections by defeating the incumbent Shibu Soren, and became Minister of State (MoS) for Environment & Forests during 1998-2000 in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee's NDA government. Marandi was appointed the first Chief Minister of Jharkhand in 2000 after the NDA's victory but resigned from the post in 2003 due to internal revolts in the government. He contested and won from the Koderma constituency in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections but resigned, this time from the BJP in 2006 to launch his own political party, the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM). He won a by-election from the same seat and remained incumbent till the 2014 General Elections, losing to BJP's Ravindra Ray. After the 2019 Jharkhand Assembly elections, Marandi merged the JVM with the BJP.

#JharkhandResults2019: BJP trails, but CM Raghubar remains confident

23 Dec 2019

#JharkhandResults2019: BJP trails, but CM Raghubar remains confident

Counting of votes for 81-seated Jharkhand Assembly is underway and early trends brought nothing but bad news for the ruling BJP.

Gathbandhan not against me, but Indians, says PM Modi

19 Jan 2019

Gathbandhan not against me, but Indians, says PM Modi

A war-of-words ensued on Saturday between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the numerous opposition leaders who participated in United India rally.

Sabka Haath, Sabka Vinash: Yashwant Sinha slams Modi at opposition-rally

19 Jan 2019

Sabka Haath, Sabka Vinash: Yashwant Sinha slams Modi at opposition-rally

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha didn't mince his words on Saturday as he spoke at the mega opposition rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, organized by TMC.

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally: Towering political leaders reach Kolkata

19 Jan 2019

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally: Towering political leaders reach Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Saturday which is primarily a show of strength of opposition leaders will be attended by towering leaders of the country, including a former Prime Minister and several ex-Chief Ministers.

Jharkhand baby-selling racket: Maneka Gandhi directs states to take steps

17 Jul 2018

Jharkhand baby-selling racket: Maneka Gandhi directs states to take steps

A day after authorities rescued the fourth baby sold by a Sister and a staff member at a Missionaries of Charity shelter home in Jharkhand, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has directed all states to inspect such child care institutions (CCI) run by the organization.

Jharkhand: Four babies sold by Missionaries of Charity shelter-home rescued

16 Jul 2018

Jharkhand: Four babies sold by Missionaries of Charity shelter-home rescued

A Ranchi-based shelter home run by the Missionaries of Charity is in major trouble: police have found that Nirmal Hriday, the home, sold at least four babies to couples seeking children for as much as Rs. 50,000 each.

Sonia's dinner: 20 Opposition parties discuss politics "informally"

14 Mar 2018

Sonia's dinner: 20 Opposition parties discuss politics "informally"

Members of 20 Opposition parties came together on Tuesday at a dinner hosted by Congress leader Sonia Gandhi.

EC disqualifies Jharkhand ex-CM Madhu Koda from contesting polls

28 Sep 2017

EC disqualifies Jharkhand ex-CM Madhu Koda from contesting polls

The Election Commission (EC) disqualified former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda for three years for filing wrong poll expenditure documents when he contested the 2009 LS polls from Jharkhand's Singhbhum constituency.