Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik)
AbbreviationJVM (P)
FounderBabulal Marandi
Founded24 September 2006 (17 years ago) (2006-09-24)
Dissolved17 February 2020 (3 years ago) (2020-02-17)
Split fromBharatiya Janata Party
Merged intoBharatiya Janata Party
HeadquartersRanchi, Jharkhand
Student wingJharkhand Vikas Chatra Morcha
Youth wingJharkhand Vikas Yuva Morcha
Peasant's wingJharkhand Vikas Kissan Morcha
IdeologyBig tent
ColoursGreen & Yellow
ECI StatusState Party[1]
Election symbol

Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM (P)) (transl. 'Jharkhand Development Front (Democratic)') was a state political party in the Indian state of Jharkhand which was founded by former Union Minister and First Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Babulal Marandi.


The party's formation was announced by Marandi at Hazaribagh on 24 September 2006.[2] Marandi was earlier a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, but he quit in mid-2006 because he felt he was being sidelined in the party.

Six JVM(P) MLAs on 11 Feb 2015 joined the BJP, a day after petitioning the Speaker to allow them to sit alongside the ruling BJP-led coalition members in the state Assembly. Naveen Jaiswal (Hatia), Amar Kumar Bauri (Chandankiyari), Ganesh Ganju (Simaria), Alok Kumar Chourasia (Daltonganj), Randhir Kumar Singh (Sarath) and Janki Yadav (Barkatha) joined the BJP at the Jharkhand Bhavan in New Delhi.


Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) led by Babulal Marandi merged with the Bharatiya Janata Party on February 17, 2020, at Jagannathpur Maidan, Ranchi in presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda and former Chief Ministers of Jharkhand Arjun Munda and Raghubar Das. Earlier, Marandi expelled MLAs Pradeep Yadav and Bandhu Tirkey from the party for “anti-party activities”. Both of them later joined Indian National Congress in its Delhi headquarters.[3][4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Marandi's 'Morcha' strikes out Stephen". The Telegraph. 24 September 2006. Archived from the original on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  3. ^ "As Babulal Marandi goes back to BJP, his JVM-P MLAs join Congress". www.timesnownews.com. Election Commission of India. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Merger of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik), a recognized State Party in the State of Jharkhand with the Bharatiya Janata Party". Election Commission of India. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Jharkhand Vikas Morcha Prajatantrik To Merge With BJP On February 17: Babulal Marandi". ndtv. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Babulal Marandi announces merger of JVM(P) and BJP on Feb. 17". The Hindu. 11 February 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Jharkhand Vikas Morcha pleases BJP, keeps out rebel MLAs from panel". newindianexpress. Retrieved 11 May 2020.