Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) may be a state party within the Indian state of Jharkhand which was founded by Binod Bihari Mahato.It has one seat within the 17th Lok Sabha. Shibu Soren is that the president of the JMM. JMM is additionally an influential party within the state of Odisha and parts of neighbouring of states. Its election symbol for Jharkhand is Bow and Arrow. The party was officially created on the birthday of Birsa Munda, the 19th century tribal warrior of Jharkhand, who fought against British rule out present-day Jharkhand.The State of Jharkhand also came into existence on Birsa Mundas birthday in 2000. For almost six decades the movement for formation of Jharkhand from Bihar had been changing colour and strategy to realize an edge . The Jharkhand Party grew politically stronger but the commissions examining the stress for a separate Jharkhand State rejected these demands whenever . Despite the reports of those commissions deciding against them, the Jharkhand Party never lost sight of its ultimate target: a separate state of Jharkhand. Till 1962 Jharkhand Party won between 23-32 seats within the Bihar legislature . Post 1962 the Jharkhand Party aligned with Indian National Congress and Jaipal Singh became a minister in Vinodanand Jhas government in Bihar. With this, the demand for the Tribal Homeland was placed on hold for nearly a decade. At the 4th election held in 1967 the party had a really poor showing with only eight Assembly seats. The party soon split into several splinter groups each claiming to be the real Jharkhand Party. These were - the Jharkhand Party led by N.E. Horo, the Jharkhand Party led by Naren, All India Jharkhand Party led by Bagun Sumroi, the Hul Jharkhand Party led by Justin Richard which further fragmented and came to be called the Bihar Progressive Hul Jharkhand Party and it had been led by Shibu Soren. Binod Bihari Mahato founded "Shivaji Samaj" in 1967. Santhal leader Shibu Soren founded the ‘Sonat Santhali Samaj’ in 1969. The Party was founded by Binod Bihari Mahato, the leader of ‘Shivajee Samaj’, Shibu Soren and Marxist Co ordination leader Comrade Dr. A. K. Roy. The party was officially created on the birthday of Birsa Munda, the 19th century tribal warrior of Jharkhand, who fought against British rule out present-day Jharkhand. On 4 February 1973 Binod Bihari Mahto became the President and Shibu Soren as General Secretary of the party. The prominent party leaders at that point were: Comrade A. K. Roy (Party Secretary-Society of commercial and Coal Laborers), Martyr Nirmal Mahto (prominent union Movement leader) and Tek Lal Mahto, among others.