Jharkhand CM swearing-in ceremony Highlights: Jharkhand Mukthi Morcha chief Hemant Soren Sunday was sworn-in as the 11th Chief Minister of Jharkhand at a ceremony in Ranchi. Soren succeeds BJP leader Raghubar Das and was administered the oath of secrecy by Governor Droupadi Murmu.
The swearing-in turned into a display of Opposition unity, similar to the oath-taking ceremony of JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy as the Karnataka CM in Bengaluru in May 2018.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, TMC’s Mamata Banerjee, RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, CPI leader Sitaram Yechury, NCP’s Sharad Pawar are present at the venue. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was invited to the occasion, expressed his inability to attend the ceremony due to his busy schedule.
Hemant Soren emerged as the winner from both the Dumka and Barhait constituencies. This will be Soren’s second stint as Jharkhand chief minister.