Shibu Soren

Shibu Soren

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Shibu Soren Profile

  • Name:
  • Shibu Soren
  • Born:
  • January 11, 1944
  • Born / Home Town:
  • Nemra
  • Spouse:
  • Roopi Soren

Shibu Soren Biography

Shibu Soren is an Indian politician who served as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand state in India from 30th December 2009 to 20th May 2010. As the Bharatiya Janata Party withdrew its coalition support, he had to resign his post. He served as the member of 14th Lok Sabha representing Dumka constituency. He is the President of the political party, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha.


He was born on 11th January 1944 in Nemra Village of Hazaribagh in Ramgarh district of the then Bihar state. His father was a headmaster in a school. He studied at the local school and when he was studying at school, his father was murdered and so he had to quit his studies to earn for his family. He was doing wood business. He married Roopi Kisku and has one daughter Anjali and three sons, Durga, Basant and Hemant. His son Durga died on 22nd May 2009 in his age of 39.


He started his career in politics in 1970s and on 23rd January 1975 he conducted a campaign to drive away the non-tribals. He was acquitted on 6th March 2008. He contested in the 1977 Lok Sabha elections and lost and in the 1980 elections he was elected. He also won the elections of 1989, 1991 and 1996. With the help of Bharatiya Janata Party he was able to secure a seat in the Rajya Sabha in 2002. In the by-election of 2002 he won from the Dumka Lok Sabha constituency and won and so he resigned his Rajya Sabha seat.


An arrest warrant was issued against him in 1986. He served as the Union coal Minister in the government of Manmohan Singh. He was asked to resign due to the arrest warrant. So he resigned on 24th July 2004. He was released on bail on 8th September 2004. Again he was given the portfolio of coal on 27th November 2004.


The Governor of Jharkhand asked him to form the government on 2nd March 2005. However he had to resign his position of Chief Minister nine days later on 11th March 2005 as he could not win the vote of confidence.


He was involved in the kidnapping and murder of Shashinath Jha and he was found to be guilty on 28th November 2006. He resigned his post of Union Minister for Coal and on 5th December 2006 was given life imprisonment. 

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Updated: May 07, 2012

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