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Trinamulís new men

Bandhu Tirkey (54) left his bank job to join politics and fought for separate statehood and domicile policy. Once close to RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Tirkey floated several student and political outfits such as Adivasi Jharkhand Janadhikar Manch, Adivasi Moolvasi Janadhikar Manch. Briefly, he joined United Goansí Democratic Party. He shot to prominence during a gory domicile row in 2002. Making his Assembly debut in 2005 from Mandar seat, he retained it in 2009. He has been a minister under Madhu Koda and Shibu Soren

Cases: Disproportionate assets case lodged by CBI in August 2010 is pending (Case No. 400/2002 at Kotwali thana, Ranchi, under sections 147/48, 448,323, 435, 379, 427 of IPC)

Under scanner: CBI raided his home for the 2012 Rajya Sabha cash-for-vote case. His name did not figure in CBIís interim chargesheet last year but heís on the agency radar

Chamra Linda (40), a Ranchi University alumnus, joined active politics by forming Adivasi Chatra Sangh and took part in the pro-domicile agitation. A separate religion code for tribals (Sarna Code) tops his electoral agenda.

Narrowly losing the 2009

LS Lohardaga seat, he won the Bishunpur Assembly seat the same year. Since then, he supported JMM-led BJP-JD(U), BJP-JMM-Ajsu and now JMM-Congress-Ajsu coalitions.

Cases: Three criminal cases in Ranchi in 2002 during the domicile row (409/2002, 85/2002, 143/2002), one related to loot, arson and rioting that led to five deaths

Under scanner: CBI raided his

home for the 2012 Rajya Sabha cash-for-vote case. His name did not figure in the CBIís interim chargesheet but heís still on the agency radar


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