Hemant Soren takes oath as 11th chief minister of Jharkhand
Governor Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office and secrecy to Hemant Soren at Mohrabadi Ground in Jharkhand.
Ranchi: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) working president Hemant Soren was sworn-in as the 11th chief minister of Jharkhand here on Sunday.
Governor Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office and secrecy to Soren. A galaxy of leaders from across the political spectrum graced the occasion at Mohrabadi Ground. In a show of strength, chief ministers Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel and Mamata Banerjee, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, and Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav were among senior leaders who attended the event.
Other leaders who attended the event included RJD's Tejashwi Yadav, AAP MP Sanjay Singh, CPI's Atul Kumar Anjan, and D Raja, CPI-M leader Sitaraman Yechury, and RPN Singh, who was Congress in-charge of Jharkhand Assembly polls.
Former chief minister and JMM president Shibu Soren was also present to witness his son taking oath for the second time as Jharkhand CM. Former chief minister Raghubar Das, who lost in the polls, also graced the occasion.
The event was termed as 'Sankalp Diwas' to mark the beginning of an era of new Jharkhand.
JMM fought the Assembly elections in alliance with the Congress party and Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) and got a comfortable majority with 47 seats in the 81-member house.