Binodanand Jha

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Binodanand Jha
3rd Chief Minister of Bihar
In office
18 February 1961 – 2 October 1963
Preceded byDeep Narayan Singh
Succeeded byK. B. Sahay
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded bySatya Narayan Sinha
Succeeded byLalit Narayan Mishra
ConstituencyDarbhanga, Bihar
Personal details
Born(1901-04-17)17 April 1901
Deoghar, Bengal Presidency, British India (present-day Jharkhand ,India)
Died1971 (aged 70-71)
Political partyIndian National Congress

Binodanand Jha (17 April 1900 - 1971), also known as Pandit Binodanand Jha, was an Indian politician originally from the district of Deoghar, Bihar (Baidyanathdham Deoghar) now in Jharkhand. He was educated at the Central Calcutta College, (now Maulana Azad College) under the University of Calcutta. He was the Chief Minister of Bihar from February 1961 to October 1963. He was elected to the 5th Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India from the Darbhanga constituency of Bihar in 1971. He was a member of the Constituent Assembly of India in 1948 from Bihar.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Early Life[edit]

Jha, (Cong.) Bihar-Darbhanga—1971, was the son of Late Shri Sachchida Nand Jha; born at Deoghar, District Santhal Pargana on 17 April 1900. He got education at Central College, Calcutta. He married Shrimati Pramila Jha in 1932. They had two sons. By profession he was a Cultivator as well as a Social Worker. He was left studies to join the National Movement.

Position Held[edit]

1. Worked as a Member (i) Deoghar Municipality, 1924-27

(ii) Places of Pilgrims Committee, 1925-28

(iii) Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1936 and from 1946

2. Parliamentary Secretary, Bihar, 1936-38

3. joined Cabinet in 1946 as Minister Incharge of Local Self Government, Medical, Labour and Revenue;

4. Member, Constituent Assembly, 1948

Social activities[edit]

Running institutions for the welfare of Spinners' of Gramodyog under Congress, Charkha Sangh and Khadi Commission.

Hobby.—Newspapers clippings.

Favourite pastime and recreation.—Book reading and yoga.

Special interests[edit]

Problems relating to aboriginals and backward classes and Panchayat.


Contributed twelve articles on Santhal Pargana in 1928.

Travels abroad[edit]

France, U.K., Switzerland, Germany and other European countries.


  1. ^ Dr. R. K. Thukral (1 January 2017). Jharkhand District Factbook : Deoghar District: Key Socio Economic Data of Deoghar District. Datanet India Pvt. Ltd. pp. 6–. ISBN 978-93-86683-84-7. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  2. ^ S. P. Sinha (1993). Conflict and Tension in Tribal Society. Concept Publishing Company. pp. 298–. ISBN 978-81-7022-493-8. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  3. ^ "States of India since 1947". World Statesman. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  4. ^ India Who's who. INFA Publications. 1972. p. 216. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  5. ^ "First Bihar assembly: Down memory lane". Law Kumar Mishra. The Times of India. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  6. ^ Bihar Information. Director, Public Relations. 1962. p. 33. Retrieved 10 April 2018.

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