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Raghubar Das : A Candidate, A Compaigner & The Chief Minister.

Lens Eye - News Portal - Raghubar Das : A Candidate, A Compaigner & The Chief Minister.Ranchi, Jharkhand 28 December 2014 :: Raghubar Das was sworn in as the 10th chief minister of Jharkhand state of India on 28 December 2014. He is an Indian politician belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party. A former employee with Tata Steel, he served as the member of legislative assembly for five times representing Jamshedpur East since 1995. He also served as the Deputy Chief Minister and the Urban Development Minister during the BJP led government in the state.
Das was involved in politics since his college days. He participated in Jayprakash Narayan-led Total Revolution movement in the state. He was arrested and jailed in Gaya and was again jailed during the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi. Subsequently Das joined the Janata Party in 1977. Later he joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a founding member in 1980. He participated in the first Nation Committee meeting of BJP in Mumbai in 1980. He was appointed as the chief of unit of Sitaramdera. Later he served as the city chief secretary and the vice president of Jamshedpur. BJP secretary and then became the vice president. He was elected as the member of Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1995 from Jamshedpur East. He again won from the same constituency five times. He was appointed as a chief of BJP in Jharkhand in 2004. The BJP won 30 seats in Jharkhand Legislative Assembly election, 2005. He also served as the Urban Development Minister during the NDA government in 2005 under Arjun Munda as the chief minister. He also led the Indian general election, 2009 in the state. He held the office of Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand state from 30 December 2009 to 29 May 2010, when Shibu Soren was the chief minister. He was also appointed as the vice president in the National Committee of BJP on August 16, 2014. He has shown assets to the tune of around Rs. 21 lakh. When BJP secured majority in Jharkhand Legislative Assembly election, 2014, he became the sixth and the first non-tribal chief minister of the state in December 2014

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