JMM leader Hemant Soren taking the oath of office as the new chief Minister of Jharkhand, in Ranchi on December 29, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Ranchi, December 29, 2019
Hemant Soren took oath as the 11th Chief Minister of Jharkhand amid an opposition show of strength here on Sunday. Governor Draupadi Murmu administered the oaths of office and secrecy to him.
The swearing-in ceremony took place at Morabadi ground in Ranchi at 2 p.m.
He took oath along with two Congress and one RJD legislators. The two Congress legislators who took oath as Ministers are Rameshwar Oraon and Alamgir Alam while Satyanand Bhokta was the RJD MLA sworn in as a minister.
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel were amongst those present on the occasion.
Leaders of different political parties who attended the ceremony included CPM's Sitaram Yechury, CPI's D. Raja and NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
The Congress-JMM-RJD alliance won 47 seats in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly in the recent elections. Hemant Soren also has the support of the JVM-P and CPI-ML who have three and one legislators, respectively.
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