Hemant Soren Sworn-in as the New Chief Minister of Jharkhand

Soren takes oath as the 11th Chief Minister of the state on 29 December at Morabadi ground in Ranchi.

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Hemant Soren.

Jharkhand chief minister designate and JMM executive president Hemant Soren took oath as the chief minister of the state on Sunday, 29 December. The swearing-in ceremony took place in the presence of a large gathering of Opposition leaders.

Soren is taking oath as the 11th chief minister of the state at Morabadi ground in Ranchi.

The security arrangements have been made keeping in mind the presence of various leaders from different political parties and huge tents have been set up for the oath ceremony, reported IANS.

Along with Jharkhand CM designate Hemant Soren, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi & Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot arrive in Ranchi for the oath-taking ceremony.


Many Leaders to Attend Ceremony

Apart from former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Gehlot, other Congress leaders like P Chidambaram, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel are set to attend the ceremony.

Apart from them, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and RJD executive president Tejashwi Yadav will also be in attendance.

Former Finance Minister of Bihar Abdul Bari Siddiqui, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and the National executive Council member of CPI Kanhaiya Kumar are also expected to be present at the swearing-in ceremony.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, DMK president MK Stalin, TDP president Chandrababu Naidu among others will at the ceremony.

This will be the first time that a government having the support of more than 50 legislators will be formed in the state as the Congress, the JMM and RJD alliance won 47 seats in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly.

Three Ministers Likely to Take Oath

The JMM, the Congress and the RJD are pre-poll alliance partners. The Congress, however, wants that the RJD which has won only one seat should be accommodated in either a Board or a Corporation, according to the IANS report.

According to the report, three ministers are also likely to take oath along with Soren though the portfolios are not yet confirmed.

Speaking to IANS, RPN Singh, Jharkhand Congress in-charge said, “Nothing has been discussed regarding who will take oath as minister. We will let the media know when it is finalised.”

(With inputs from IANS.)

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