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Shri Arjun Munda is a popular tribal leader from The Bharatiya Janata Party, former Member of Parliament (MP) from the Khunti Constituency in Jharkhand, and former Union Cabinet Minister of Tribal Affairs and also Union Cabinet Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.

He has been involved in social work and politics since an early age. Born and brought up in a middle-class tribal family in Jamshedpur, he grew up championing the well-being, growth, and development of tribals who were exploited a lot. At an early age, he was drawn towards the Jharkhand movement. A believer in the welfare of the tribal people of his region, he felt passionate about the issue, took an active part in the movement, and was known for his inclusive philosophy. He was soon recognized as a tribal leader of influence.

He represented the people as an MLA from 1995 to 2014 and was also an MP for some short periods in between. After the formation of the Jharkhand State on November 15, 2000, he served as a Tribal Welfare Minister and was soon declared the Chief Minister.

As a former Union Cabinet Minister, with his subject matter expertise in tribal affairs and his able leadership, he significantly advanced the objectives of the Tribal Affairs Ministry, delivering unprecedented benefits to the tribal population. He also previously held charge as Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.

As the former MP of Khunti, Jharkhand, he has contributed immensely through several schemes, especially those related to health and job creation. He was a regular visitor and always had developmental activities lined up for the well-being and prosperity of his constituency.

As a former Chief Minister of Jharkhand, he was instrumental in implementing some of the famous welfare schemes and programs that were later emulated by other Indian states.

As a person, he has been a proponent of fitness and yoga, promoting a healthy way of life. A sports enthusiast, he founded the Jharkhand State Cricket Association and served as the President of the Archery Association of India. He also plays the flute and almost all tribal musical instruments widely used in the area.