Raghubar Das elected first non-tribal CM Jharkhand: All you need to know about him

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Putting an end to speculations, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has elected Raghubar Das as its first non-tribal Chief Minister of Jharkhand. The decision on Das's name was unanimously taken on Friday in the BJP's Legislative Party meet.

All you need to know about Jharkhand's first non-tribal CM Raghubar Das
The results on Tuesday gave the BJP and its ally AJSU Party 42 seats, an absolute majority in the House of 81 elected members.

Here are a few things you should know about the new Jharkhand CM:

  • Raghubar Das is a BJP MLA from Jamshedpur East.
  • 59-year-old Das will be the first non-tribal chief minister of Jharkhand and sixth chief minister of the state since its creation in 2000.
  • Coming from a family of a labourer, Das recieved elementary education from Bhalubasa Harijan School.
  • After Arjun Munda, Das will be the second student from Bhalubasa Harijan School to occupy the chair of a Chief Minister.
  • At present he is also the national vice president of the BJP in Jharkhand.
  • Das has also held the office of Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand from Dec 30, 2009 to May 29, 2010.
  • Das was also the Urban Development Minister during the NDA government in the state.
  • A four-time BJP MLA from Jamshedpur East since 1995.
  • He is a former employee with Tata Steel, Jamshedpur.
  • He is likely to take oath by Dec 28.
  • While filing his nomination papers to the Election Commission Das had declared assets worth Rs 21 lakh.
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