Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
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|Jharkhand Mukti Morcha|
|Headquarters||Bariatu Road, Ranchi-834008|
|Alliance||left National Democratic Alliance (India)|
|Politics of India
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (Hindi: झारखंड मुक्ति मोर्चा; translation: Jharkhand Liberation Front) is a state political party in the state Jharkhand, India. It has a strength of 2 in the 15th Lok Sabha. Shibu Soren is the president of JMM. JMM is also an influential political party in neighbouring states of Orissa, West Bengal.
The party was officially created on the birthday of Birsa Munda, the 19th century tribal warrior of Jharkhand, who fought against the British rule in present-day Jharkhand. The State of Jharkhand also came into existence on Birsa Munda's birthday in 2000.
At the 2005 Jharkhand state assembly elections, the JMM took second place and received 17 of the 81 seats. It supports the government of Independent Chief Minister Madhu Koda which was formed in 2006. It continues to be an active part of the United Progressive Alliance. It has had its fair share of controvoersies when its MPs were involved in the bribery scam during the Rao Government and the fiasco in early 2005 about the Chief Minister of Jharkhand. Recently, one of its MPs was assassinated by Naxalites. After the loss to Bangladesh in 2007 Cricket World Cup, the house that Dhoni was constructing in his home-town Ranchi was vandalized and damaged by political activists of JMM
Currently, it has left the alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party to form the government in Jharkhand. Presently. Hemant Soren is the CM of Jharkhand. Sibu Soren is the party President of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and is MP from Dumka. C.P.Singh is the Speaker of Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha from BJP Party.
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