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Jharkhand CM swearing-in ceremony Highlights: Hemant Soren takes oath, Opposition’s show of strength on display

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren swearing-in ceremony Highlights: Hemant Soren is the 11th Chief Minister of Jharkhand. This will be Soren's second stint as Jharkhand chief minister.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: December 29, 2019 3:53:55 pm
Jharkhand CM swearing-in ceremony Live Updates: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader and chief ministerial candidate Hemant Soren emerged as the winner from both the Dumka and Barhait constituencies.

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.

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Hemant Soren took oath as Jharkhand Chief Minister in Ranchi today. Follow LIVE updates

15:53 (IST)29 Dec 2019
Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand Chief Minister, several opposition leaders attend event

JMM working president Hemant Soren Sunday took oath as the eleventh chief minister of Jharkhand in the presence of leaders cutting across party lines. Unlike the swearing-in ceremony of Uddhav Thackeray in Maharashtra, today’s ceremony was a full display of the Opposition’s show of strength. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, TMC’s Mamata Banerjee, RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, CPI leader Sitaram Yechury, NCP’s Sharad Pawar were among senior leaders in attendance. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was invited to the occasion, expressed his inability to attend the ceremony due to his busy schedule. Read more

14:47 (IST)29 Dec 2019
'Confident that new Jharkhand govt will work for benefit of all citizens,' tweets Rahul Gandhi

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to congratulate the newly-formed Jharkhand government headed by Chief Minister Hemant Soren and said that he is confident that the new government will work for the benefit of all the citizens of the state. "I attended the swearing-in ceremony of CM Hemant Soren Ji & ministers from the Congress party in Ranchi today. I'm confident that the new Govt in Jharkhand will work for the benefit of all citizens & usher in an era of peace & prosperity in the state," he wrote.

14:41 (IST)29 Dec 2019
Two Congress leaders, one RJD leader take oath as cabinet ministers

Along with Chief Minister Hemant Soren, Congress leaders Alamgir Alam and Rameshwar Oraon, and Rashtriya Janata Dal's Satyanand Bhogta also took oath as the cabinet ministers.

14:32 (IST)29 Dec 2019
Former President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Hemant Soren

Former President Pranab Mukherjee extended his best wishes to Soren on his stint as the Jharkhand CM. Mukherjee was also invited for the ceremony, but could not attend because of ill-health. "Congratulations & blessings to @HemantSorenJMM on being sworn in as the CM of #Jharkhand. Unable to attend the ceremony due to indifferent health, I extend my good wishes to you for a successful new term. May you uphold the faith shown by the people in you & the alliance you led."

14:27 (IST)29 Dec 2019
Governor Droupadi Murmu administered oath to Hemant Soren

Governor Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office and secrecy to Soren at Ranchi's Morabadi Ground along with two other state ministers.

14:25 (IST)29 Dec 2019
Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand CM

Hemant Soren took oath as the eleventh Chief Minister of Jharkhand at a mega event in Ranchi this afternoon.

14:19 (IST)29 Dec 2019
Jharkhand fifth state to slip out of BJP control in one year

Less than seven months after it stormed back to power at the Centre with its highest tally in the Lok Sabha elections, the ruling BJP was swept out of power Monday in Jharkhand by the coalition of the JMM, Congress and RJD led by their chief ministerial candidate and JMM leader Hemant Soren. Of the 81 seats, JMM won 30, Congress 16, RJD 1, NCP 1, Independents 2, JVM (P) 3, CPI (M-L) (L) 1, BJP 25 and AJSU 2.

14:12 (IST)29 Dec 2019
Jharkhand CM swearing-in ceremony: Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Yadav at the venue

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, DMK president MK Stalin, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, Former MP Sharad Yadav  have reached have arrived at the venue 

14:10 (IST)29 Dec 2019
Jharkhand CM swearing-in ceremony: Mamata Banerjee with Hemant Soren

TMC leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the swearing-in ceremony of Hemant Soren

14:02 (IST)29 Dec 2019

Welcome to The Indian Express live blog on Jharkhand CM swearing-in ceremony. JMM chief Hemant Soren will be administered oath today. Follow LIVE updates

Hemant Soren emerged as the winner from both the Dumka and Barhait constituencies. This will be Soren's second stint as Jharkhand chief minister.

Hemant Soren has also extended an invite to the former President Pranab Mukherjee. Chief Ministers including Rajasthan’s Ashok Gehlot, Madhya Pradesh’s Kamal Nath, Chhattisgarh’s Bhupesh Bhagel and Maharashtra’s Thackeray are also likely to attend.

Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson, Harivansh is also in the long list of invitees as is the outgoing chief minister Raghubar Das. JMM has also extended an invite to the stalwarts from the fields of industry, sports, art, literature and every section of the society will be present to witness the "historic occasion." The party has appealed to the people of Jharkhand to attend the ceremony as it would be a happy sight of democracy.

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In the election results announced on December 23, the JMM won 30 seats while its alliance partners, Congress and RJD, grabbed 16 and one, each. The Jharkhand Vikash Morcha (Prajatantrik), led by former Jharkhand CM Babulal Marandi, which has three MLAs in the 81-member House, has extended support to JMM-Congress-RJD alliance. The BJP with 25 seats is in the opposition.

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