JMM leader Hemant Soren taking the oath of office as the new chief Minister of Jharkhand, in Ranchi on December 29, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
JMM leader Hemant Soren taking the oath of office as the new chief Minister of Jharkhand, in Ranchi on December 29, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
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Hemant Soren takes oath as 11th Chief Minister of Jharkhand

IANS

Ranchi, December 29, 2019

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader 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 Soren.
The swearing-in ceremony took place at Morabadi ground in Ranchi at 2 p.m.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot were amongst those present on the occasion.
Along with Soren, three other MLAs also took oath as ministers.
The other leaders of different political parties who attended the ceremony include 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. Hemant Soren also has the support of the JVM-P and CPI-ML who have three and one legislators, respectively.

IANS

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