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Jharkhand Legislative Assembly

Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand
Term limits
5 years
Speaker of the Assembly
Chief Minister
Leader of Opposition
Seats 82
(81 directly elected, 1 nominated)
Political groups

BJP (43)
JMM (19)
INC (6)
AJSU (5) BSP (1)
CPI(ML)(L) (1)
JKP (1)
MCC (1)
Others (4)


The Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha or the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly is the unicameral state legislature of Jharkhand state in eastern India. The seat of the Vidhan Sabha is at Ranchi, the capital of the state. The Vidhan Sabha comprises 81 Members of Legislative Assembly, directly elected from single-seat constituencies.

List of assemblies

No Name
Term Party[1] Assembly composition
1 Babulal Marandi
15 November 2000 – 17 March 2003
( days)
Bharatiya Janata Party BJP: 32
JMM: 12
INC: 11
RJD: 9
JD(U): 8
Others: 9
2 Arjun Munda
18 March 2003 – 2 March 2005
( days)
3 Shibu Soren 2 March 2005 – 12 March 2005
(10 days)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Total: 80
BJP: 30
JMM: 17
INC: 9
RJD: 7
JD(U): 6
Others: 12
(2) Arjun Munda
12 March 2005 – 14 September 2006
(555 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party
4 Madhu Koda
14 September 2006 – 23 August 2008[1]
(709 days)
(3) Shibu Soren 27 August 2008 – 18 January 2009
(144 days)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
(President's rule)
19 January 2009 – 29 December 2009
(344 days)
(3) Shibu Soren 30 December 2009 – 31 May 2010
(152 days)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha BJP: 18
JMM: 18
INC: 13
JVM(P): 11
RJD: 5
Others: 10
(President's rule)
1 June 2010 – 11 September 2010
(102 days)
(2) Arjun Munda
11 September 2010 – 18 January 2013
(860 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party
(President's rule)
18 January 2013 – 12 July 2013
(175 days)
5 Hemant Soren
13 July 2013 – 23 December 2014
(163 days)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
24 December 2014 – 29 December 2014
(5 days)
(3) Raghubar Das 28 December 2014 Bharatiya Janata Party BJP+: 48
JMM: 18
INC: 6
JVM(P): 2
Others: 6

Current assembly

Current assembly elections were held in the year 2014. Following is the final seat tally:

Party Flag/Symbol Seats Won +/-
Bharatiya Janata Party 43 Increase19
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha 19 Increase1
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (P) Comb 2 Decrease3
Indian National Congress 6 Decrease7
All Jharkhand Students Union Banana 5 Decrease1
Bahujan Samaj Party
1 Increase1
Communist Party of India (ML)(L)
1 Increase0
Jharkhand Party 1 Increase0
Marxist Co-ordination Committee 1 Increase0
Jai Bharat Samanta Party 1 Increase0
Navjawan Sangharsh Morcha 1 Increase1
Rashtriya Janata Dal 0 Decrease5
Janata Dal (United)
0 Decrease1

Assembly seats in Jharkhand

See also


  1. ^ This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government he heads may be a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.
  2. ^ a b c President's rule may be imposed when the "government in a state is not able to function as per the Constitution", which often happens because no party or coalition has a majority in the assembly. When President's rule is in force in a state, its council of ministers stands dissolved. The office of chief minister thus lies vacant, and the administration is taken over by the governor, who functions on behalf of the central government. At times, the legislative assembly also stands dissolved.[2]


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  2. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". 15 March 2005.
  3. ^
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