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Stephen Marandi


Stephen Marandi is an Indian politician. He is a leader of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and a member of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly. He was elected as protem speaker of the fourth Jharkhand Legislative Assembly.He is a tribal leader from Santhal Pargana.

Marandi was member of Shibu Soren’s Jharkhand Mukti Morcha. He quit Jharkhand Mukti Morcha due to denial of ticket in Jharkhand Legislative Assembly election, 2005 and contested as Independent candidate from Dumka constituency against Shibu Soren’s son Hemant Soren and defeated him in the election.

In 2005, when former Chief Minister of Jharkhand Babulal Marandi quit Bharatiya Janata Party, he joined Babulal Marandi to form Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik).

Soon after formation of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik), he quit the party and join hands with Madhu Koda headed government and joined the Indian National Congress soon after. He was also named as Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand.

In April 2014, he returned to Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) to re-united with Babulal Marandi.He won Jharkhand Legislative Assembly election, 2014 from Maheshpur constituency on Jharkhand Mukti Morcha.