|Preceded by President's Rule|
Preceded by Babulal Marandi
Party Bharatiya Janata Party
Succeeded by Madhu Koda
Spouse Meera Munda (m. 1993)
|Preceded by Shibu Soren|
Name Arjun Munda
Succeeded by President's Rule
Succeeded by Shibu Soren
|Role Indian member of Parliament|
Education Indira Gandhi National Open University
Children Avinash Munda, Abhishek Munda, Abhinav Munda
Similar People Hemant Soren, Shibu Soren, Babulal Marandi, Raghubar Das, Madhu Koda
Part 2: Ministry of Tribal Affairs for 2010-11: Sh. Arjun Munda: 23.04.2010
Arjun Munda (born 3 May 1968 in Khrangajhar, Jamshedpur) is the Ex-Chief Minister of the Indian State of Jharkhand. He has also served as a member of parliament having been elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the prestigious Jamshedpur constituency in the 2009 parliamentary elections. BJP's central leadership also appointed him a National General Secretary of the party recognising his strong credentials as a popular mass leader and his significant contributions in strengthening the party in his state.
- Part 2 Ministry of Tribal Affairs for 2010 11 Sh Arjun Munda 23042010
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- Early life
- Political career
- Major Achievements
An avid golfer Arjun Munda is also interested in promoting archery at national and international levels. He plays flute and almost all tribal musical instruments widely used in the area with the flare of a pro. A multi-linguist he speaks English, Hindi, Bengali, Odia, and several tribal languages and dialects of the region like Santhali, Mundari, Ho, Oraon, Sadri, and others with élan and authority.
He lost his den to the JMM’s Dashrath Gagrai by 11,966 votes in Kharasawan for 14 years in a 2014 state assembly election.
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Arjun Munda was born on 3 May 1968 in Khrangajhar, Jamshedpur to a humble and religious family of Late Ganesh and Saira Munda. After completing high school education in Jamshedpur area he graduated from Ranchi University and went on to earn a PG Diploma in Social Sciences from Indira Gandhi National Open University.
He began his political career in his teens during early 80s when he joined the Jharkhand movement spearheaded by Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) which sought to create a separate state for tribals from the southern regions of Bihar. A hard core believer in the welfare of indigenous people of his region he felt passionate about the issue and took active part in the movement. Soon his political influence grew due to his inclusive philosophy and he got elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly from Kharsawan constituency in 1995 on a JMM ticket.
NDA strongly espoused the cause of Jharkhand and made a promise that if elected they would create the tribal state of Jharkhand. Arjun Munda got attracted to BJP's ideology of selfless nation building and sacrifice. He believed in its policy of championing the cause of Jharkhand and joined BJP. He got elected again to the Bihar Assembly in 2000 elections contesting on a BJP ticket from his old constituency of Kharsawan that he had been nurturing for many years. After Jharkhand's formation he got elected to the Jharkhand Assembly from the same constituency in 2005 and again in the 2011 bye-election after assuming responsibility as the CM in September 2010.
When NDA government came to power in 1999 under the leadership of Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee it kept its promise and created Jharkhand along with Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh as three new States of the Indian Union. Arjun Munda became the Tribal Welfare Minister in the 1st Babulal Marandi-led NDA coalition government of Jharkhand which was carved out from Bihar on 15 November 2000. As welfare minister he crafted many policies and programs to ameliorate the lot of the poor and downtrodden. His vision, his work ethic and his performance matrix soon catapulted him to the top leadership grade and his popularity and support base soared meteorically. His inclusive philosophy and his commitment to Jharkhand's high growth and development put him in the CM's chair in 2003 at the young age of 35 when he was chosen as the consensus candidate to lead the State in the aftermath of Babulal Marandi's divisive domicile policy.
Arjun Munda defused the tension that was created due to "Domicile movement" during the year 2001–2002 and insisted that each and every citizen of India had the fundamental right granted by the Indian Constitution to live and work in any part of the country. During his tenure Jharkhand got the 1st Lokayukta and the State successfully conducted the 34th National Games in 2011. Also, a 32-year-long jinx was broken when Jharkhand scripted history by conducting Panchayat Elections and empowered PRIs for participatory governance. His government introduced e-tender system in government contracts to bring transparency and efficiency and to provide equal opportunity in the procurement process. He also took initiatives for setting up of new power plants with a view to making Jharkhand a power surplus state. Last but not the least he introduced some of the famous welfare schemes and programs that were later emulated by few other Indian states such as: