COMRADE Budhua Oraon, member of the CPIML's Ranchi district committee, passed away due to a heart attack on 21 October. He was just 52. Comrade Budhua Oraon joined CPIML in the early 1980s. He was elected Mukhiya of Usku panchayat of Burmu block, Ranchi district. He was twice party candidate for the Mandar assembly constituency.
His death came as a great shock and loss to his family and to all the Jharkhand party comrades. The Jharkhand State Committee of the party held a memorial meeting for Comrade Budhua Oraon on 22 October.