Politics Jharkhand election results 2019: Is Babulal Marandi-BJP merger on cards? Updated : December 23, 2019 11:57 AM IST Babulal Marandi had resigned from the BJP, way back in 2006 and floated his political party. Though a santhal himself, Marandi's politics has always been of anti-JMM. BJP is looking forward to a post-lunch meeting between Marandi and BJP's Om Mathur. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.