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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha is a political party with strong presence in Jharkhand. Jharkhand Mukti Morcha came out of the Jharkhand Statehood Movement. The party was founded by Binod Bihari Mahto, Disom Guru Shibu Soren and Comrade Dr. A.K. Roy to empower the struggle for Jharkhand’s autonomy and Jharkhand’s pride. The party carried the baton for Jharkhand Statehood movement for about three decades.

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha works on a pro-Jharkhand ideology. It has always worked as an organization echoing the needs and demands of Adivasi, Moolvasi, backward castes, the underprivileged and the marginalised and middle class people residing in Jharkhand.

Since its inception, the party stood by those exploited and marginalised by the powerful, ruling class. The party worked for tirelessly to secure rights of the tribal population in the state and protect their traditions and customs. The party fought along with the industrial and mining workers against the atrocities meted out on them.

After years of struggle, countless martyrdom and innumerable sacrifices, in the year 2000, we finally achieved “Abua Disom, Abua Raj” with Jharkhand attaining statehood on 15th November 2000.

However, it was not the end of the struggle. Having steered the path of statehood, JMM was determined to provide a future for Jharkhand that every Jharkhandi will be proud of. The struggle continued, struggle to build a Jharkhand we all dreamt about. To build a prosperous Jharkhand that will look after each and every Jharkhandi.

Organisation

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha embodies the struggle, visions and aspirations of each and every individual residing in Jharkhand. The party works to empower people across several fronts in order to strengthen their struggle and their identity.

We believe that in order to build a prosperous society, we must work to bring together different parts of the society and strengthen their voices to achieve the goal of self-determination and self-expression to battle all forms of exploitation. In order to achieve the same, we work on 9 morcha or fronts concerning a particular social group and raising their concerns and issues, strengthening them to build a prosperous Jharkhand.

  • Jharkhand Karamchari Morcha
  • Jharkhand Kisan Morcha
  • Jharkhand Yuva Morcha
  • Jharkhand Chhatra Morcha
  • Jharkhand Budhijeevi Morcha
  • Jharkhand Mahila Morcha
  • Jharkhand Vyavasayik Morcha
  • Jharkhand Adhivakta Morcha
  • Jharkhand Visthapit Morcha
  • Jharkhand Dalit Morcha

Shri Shibu Soren
President, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

Shibu Soren, or Guru’ji as he is popularly known is an iconic political figure, instrumental in securing a separate statehood for Jharkhand in 2000. He currently serves as the Preisdent, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and also a 8thterm Member of Parliament, currently representing Dumka in Sathal Pargana region in Jharkhand in the Lok Sabha. In 1971, he was named General Secretary of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha. He was first elected to Lok Sabha in 1980 and also became the Union Cabinet Minister, Coal and Mines in 2004 and then again in 2006. He has thrice served as Chief Minister of Jharkhand, first in 2005, then from 2008 to 2009 and again from 2009 to 2010.

Shibu Soren was born on 11thJanuary, 1944 in Nemra village, Ramgarh district in erstwhile Bihar. He completed his schooling in the same district. During his schooling his father was murdered by “mahajans” (money lenders). He started selling wood as a small business. He got married to Roopi Kisku. He has three sons Durga, Hemant, and Basant and a daughter, Anjali.

Soren began his political career in the early 1970s and quickly became known as a tribal leader. He has championed the causes of the underserved tribal communities and fought gallantly over three decades to secure a separate state for tribals and their close sync with natural resources. He also led a strong movement against money – lenders and large oppressive land owners, initiated anti- addiction campaigns and propagated the need for education for everyone.

Shri Hemant Soren
Executive President, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
Leader of Opposition, Jharkhand Assembly
and
Former Chief Minister, Jharkhand

Hemant Soren was the 5thChief Minister of Jharkhand and currently is the Leader of Opposition, Jharkhand Assembly. At his time of being CM, he held the distinction of being the youngest person to become Chief Minister in India. He currently serves as the Executive Preisdent, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and also a 8thterm Member of Legislative Assembly, currently representing Barhait Assembly under Dumka district in Santhal Pargana region in Jharkhand. He was also elected to Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand between 2009 and 2010. Hemant also held the post of Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand between 2009 and 2013. He was elected as MLA from Dumka assembly constituency in 2009.

Hemant was born in Nemara in Ramgarh district, Jharkhand to Roopi and Shibu Soren, former Chief Minister of Jharkhand. Hemant has two brothers and a sister. He did his schooling from Patna High School and also pursued engineering from BIT Mesra. Ranchi in Mechanical Engineering. However due to political disturbances and family hazards, he was unable to complete his degree.

In his brief stint as a Chief Minister, Hemant brought in progressive policies like reservation of 50% of government jobs for women and also played an instrumental part in tackling the Maoist insurgency in Saranda, West Singhbhum through a mix of development initiatives and security measures. He strongly believes in ensuring the economic dividends of the mineral rich state of Jharkhand reach the tribal communities.