Shibu Soren. Shibu Soren (born 11 January 1944) is an Indian politician who is the current Chief Minister of Jharkhand state in India . He was sworn in as the 7th Chief Minister of Jharkhand on December 30th, 2009 after winning the Jharkhand Assembly elections. He previously represented the Dumka constituency of Jharkhand in the 14th Lok Sabha, and is the President of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) political party, a constituent of the UPA.
On January 9, 2009, Soren was defeated in the by-election to the
Tamar assembly constituency to political novice Gopal Krishan Patar
alias Raja Peter of the Jharkhand Party by a margin of over 9,000
votes. Soren was earlier reappointed as Chief Minister of Jharkhand on
August 27, 2008 after his life term in the Shashinath Jha murder case
was set aside by the Delhi High Court in August, 2007 citing the CBI as
"miserably failing" in proving Soren's involvement in the crime. After
the Assembly elections Soren once again formed the Government along
with the BJP, and was sworn in as chief minister of Jharkhand on 30th
He was the Minister for Coal in the Union Cabinet in November 2006, when a Delhi district court found him guilty in the murder of his private secretary Shashi Nath Jha in 1994. He has also been indicted in the past on other criminal charges.
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