12 Facts About Babulal Marandi


Babulal Marandi is an Indian politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party.


Babulal Marandi was the first Chief Minister of Jharkhand and current Leader of the Opposition in the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly.


Babulal Marandi was the founder and national President of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha.


Babulal Marandi was the Member of Parliament in 12th, 13th 14th and 15th Lok Sabha from Jharkhand.


Babulal Marandi worked as a teacher in a village primary school for a year before giving up the job to work for the Sangh Parivar.


Babulal Marandi served as the organising secretary of the Jharkhand region of Vishva Hindu Parishad.


Babulal Marandi put forward the idea to develop Greater Ranchi to reduce the crowding in the city.

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However, Babulal Marandi's tenure proved rather short-lived, as he had to resign and make way for Arjun Munda for the post in 2003 following pressure exerted by coalition allies primarily Janata Dal United.


Babulal Marandi won the seat while all the other sitting MPs of NDA from Jharkhand including union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Reeta Verma lost their respective seats.


Babulal Marandi resigned from both the Kodarma seat and the primary membership of the BJP in 2006 and floated a new political outfit named Jharkhand Vikas Morcha.


Babulal Marandi, who was the incumbent MP from Kodarma, contested the elections on Jharkhand Vikas Morcha ticket in the 2009 general election, and retained the seat.


Babulal Marandi merged Jharkhand Vikas Morcha with the BJP on February 17,2020, at Jagannathpur Maidan, Ranchi in presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda and former Chief Ministers of Jharkhand Arjun Munda and Raghubar Das.