Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik)

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Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik)
AbbreviationJVM (P)
PresidentBabulal Marandi
Secretary-GeneralPradeep Yadav
FounderBabulal Marandi
Founded24 September 2006 (12 years ago) (2006-09-24)
HeadquartersRanchi, Jharkhand
Student wingJharkhand Vikas Chatra Morcha
Youth wingJharkhand Vikas Yuva Morcha
Peasant's wingJharkhand Vikas Kissan Morcha
ColoursGreen & Yellow
ECI StatusState Party[1]
AllianceUnited Progressive Alliance
Seats in 
2 / 81
(Jharkhand Legislative Assembly) [2]
Election symbol

The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM (P)) (translation: Jharkhand Development Front (Democratic)) is a state political party in the Indian state of Jharkhand which was founded by former Union Minister and Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi. The party's formation was announced by Marandi at Hazaribagh on 24 September, 2006.[3] Marandi was earlier a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, but he quit in mid-2006 because he felt he was being sidelined in the party.

Six JVM(P) MLAs on 11 Feb 2015 joined the BJP, a day after petitioning the Speaker to allow them to sit alongside the ruling BJP-led coalition members in the state Assembly. Naveen Jaiswal (Hatia), Amar Kumar Bauri (Chandankiyari), Ganesh Ganju (Simaria), Alok Kumar Chourasia (Daltonganj), Randhir Kumar Singh (Sarath) and Janki Yadav (Barkatha) joined the BJP at the Jharkhand Bhavan in New Delhi.


  1. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  2. ^ eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/AE2009/Stats_JH_Oct2009.pdf
  3. ^ "Marandi's 'Morcha' strikes out Stephen". The Telegraph. 2006-09-24. Retrieved 2009-11-06.

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