Sudesh Mahto is an Indian politician who was the Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand for the All Jharkhand Students Union. He was inducted into the cabinet of Arjun Munda's ministry and took over as Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand state on 29 December 2009. In 2006 he stood for the President post for Jharkhand Cricket Association but lost. He represented the Silli Vidhan Sabha constituency. Mahto is youth face in Jharkhand, and known to his supporters as Dada (means elder brother). Sudesh Mahto went to meet Birsa Munda descendents and invited them to visit Ranchi. Sudesh Mahto announced to build a statue of Birsa Munda, which will be known as Statue of Ulgulan.