Arjun Munda Biography
Arjun Munda is the former Chief Minister of Jharkhand and a former Member of Parliament to the 15th Lok Sabha. Mr. Munda began his political career in the 1980’s as a teenager with the Jharkhand Movement, headed by the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha. The idea behind this movement was to create a tribal state in the southern area of the Bihar state.
Munda’s popularity grew from his helping tribes and other backward communities and in 1995 he was elected to the Bihar state assembly, representing Kharswan. Munda retained that seat in the 2000 and 2005 election, but as of 2000, he was representing the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP). He resigned from his post of Chief Minister of Jharkhand on January 9, 2013
The state of Jharkhand was formed in the year 2000 and BJP formed the first government under the leadership of Babul Marandi with Arjun Munda serving as the Social Welfare Minister in his cabinet, a capacity in which he did some excellent work and took some ground-breaking decisions. In 2003, non-BJP legislators called for Marandi’s replacement and Munda, who was a strong tribal leader, was thought of as the bets person to take on this position.
Born on May 5th 1968 in Khrangajhar Jamshedpur to Late Ganesh and Saira Munda, Arjun Munda is the youngest of five children in the Munda family, with one bother and three sisters. Munda did his schooling from a local school and completed his diploma in Sociology from Indira Gandhi Open University. He is married to Meera Munda and they have three sons.
Munda had been nominated by the BJP to contest from the Jamshedpur Constituency for elections in April 2009, though he was not very keen because of a large interest in state politics, he accepted it later.
Arjun Munda has had a long association with the city of Jamshedpur, where he was born and raised and has proven over time that development of a district is only possible by a person who has an attachment to a certain place and a successful career in public administration.