List of Chief Ministers of Jharkhand

Post Name : List of Chief Ministers of Jharkhand
Post Date :  02 May , 2024
Post Description : Prospective candidates nationwide should possess a thorough understanding of both Current Affairs and Static General Knowledge, as General Awareness holds significant importance in government examinations. Staying informed about current events and global developments can be achieved through reading newspapers, electronic news sources, or tuning in to news broadcasts. In this article, we will look into the Chief Ministers of Jharkhand. 

List of Chief Ministers of Jharkhand

Since its establishment on November 15, 2000, the leadership of six different Chief Ministers of Jharkhand has been witnessed. Babulal Marandi, representing the BJP, assumed office as the inaugural Chief Minister of Jharkhand in November 2000. Currently, the state is being governed by Champai Soren. Below in the table mentioned is the List of Chief Ministers of Jharkhand.

Chief Ministers of Jharkhand
NamePeriodPolitical PartyAdditional Information
Babulal MarandiNovember 15, 2000 – March 18, 2003Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)First Chief Minister of Jharkhand
Arjun MundaMarch 18, 2003 – March 2, 2005Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Shibu SorenMarch 2, 2005 – March 12, 2005Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)First term lasted for only 9 days
Arjun MundaMarch 12, 2005 – September 14, 2006Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)Second term as Chief Minister
Shibu SorenDecember 30, 2009 – May 29, 2010Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)Second term as Chief Minister
Arjun MundaSeptember 11, 2010 – January 18, 2013Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)Third term as Chief Minister
Hemant SorenJuly 13, 2013 – December 28, 2014Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)Son of Shibu Soren, also served as Deputy Chief Minister
Raghubar DasDecember 28, 2014 – December 29, 2019Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)First non-tribal Chief Minister of Jharkhand
Hemant SorenDecember 29, 2019 – February 2, 2024Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)Second term as Chief Minister
Champai SorenFebruary 2, 2024 – PresentJharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)Currently serving as the 7th Chief Minister of Jharkhand after Hemant Soren’s arrest

First Chief Minister of Jharkhand

Babulal Marandi:

  • Babulal Marandi, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), became the first Chief Minister of Jharkhand on November 15, 2000.
  • He won the Ramgarh constituency during the inaugural Legislative Election in Jharkhand.
  • Marandi led the state for 2 years and 123 days, from November 15, 2000, to March 18, 2003.
  • Born on January 11, 1958, in Kodia Bandh village, Marandi completed his undergraduate studies at Giridih College and pursued post-graduation at Ranchi University.
  • His political career saw a significant boost in the 1998 Lok Sabha election.
  • With the formation of Jharkhand in 2000, Marandi assumed the role of Chief Minister under the NDA (National Democratic Alliance).

Current Chief Minister of Jharkhand

Champai Soren:

  • Champai Soren, born on November 1, 1956, is the 7th Chief Minister of Jharkhand, taking office on February 2, 2024.
  • He succeeded Hemant Soren, who was arrested for alleged involvement in financial crimes.
  • Soren aims to restore trust in the government and address issues like employment, education, and healthcare.
  • Despite challenges, he is determined to bring positive change to Jharkhand.

Longest Chief Minister of Jharkhand

Arjun Munda:

  • Arjun Munda, affiliated with the Bharatiya Janata Party, served as the 2nd Chief Minister of Jharkhand from 2003 to 2013.
  • He holds the record for the longest tenure, serving for 5 years and 304 days.
  • Born on May 3, 1968, in Kharangajhar, Munda completed his undergraduate studies at Ranchi University and holds a diploma from Indira Gandhi National Open University.
  • He currently serves as the Minister of Tribal Affairs under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership.
  • Munda’s deep understanding of local politics and popularity among the people contributed to his leadership role.
  • Despite multiple terms, he never completed a full term in office.

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