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December 29, 2019 / 03:12 PM IST

Jharkhand swearing-in ceremony highlights: Hemant Soren takes oath as CM; Opposition shows unity

Live updates of JMM leader Hemant Soren's swearing-in as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand

Jharkhand's Chief Minister-designate and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Working President Hemant Soren will take oath as the 11th CM of the state today.

Soren's swearing-in ceremony is being touted as opposition's show of strength, with top leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamamta Banerjee and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expected to attend.
  • December 29, 2019 / 02:48 PM IST
  • December 29, 2019 / 02:38 PM IST

    In this tweet from ANI: Congress' Rameshwar Oraon takes oath as Minister. 

  • December 29, 2019 / 02:19 PM IST

    Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand Chief Minister

  • December 29, 2019 / 02:13 PM IST

    In this tweet from ANI: : RJD's Tejashwi Yadav, AAP's Sanjay Singh and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at the oath-taking ceremony in Ranchi. 

  • December 29, 2019 / 02:04 PM IST

    Update: Earlier, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had also arrived for the swearing-in ceremony. 

  • December 29, 2019 / 01:57 PM IST

    In this tweet from ANI: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee arrives for the swearing-in ceremony. 

  • December 29, 2019 / 01:55 PM IST

    Who is Hemant Soren? 

    In order to script his political trajectory, Hemant had to come out of the shadows of his father, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) supremo Shibu Soren and that of his elder brother, Durga Soren, who was a legislator and potential heir to the Soren family's legacy before his death in 2009.

    From 2009, when he was still being considered a political novice but was made the chief of JMM core committee, to 2014 when he was projected as the chief ministerial face, Hemant has had a calculated rise, experts suggest.

    Read more about the CM designate here.

  • December 29, 2019 / 01:52 PM IST

    In this tweet from ANI: Hemant Soren arrives for his swearing-in ceremony. 

  • December 29, 2019 / 01:49 PM IST

    Just In | Hemant Soren to take oath as CM shortly. 

  • December 29, 2019 / 01:45 PM IST

    Babulal Marandi's JVM (P) has offered unconditional support to Soren in govt formation 

    Earlier on December 24, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) president Babulal Marandi gave unconditional support to Soren in the formation of the new government.

    The JVM-P has won three seats in the just concluded elections.

  • December 29, 2019 / 01:42 PM IST

    Soren staked claim on December 24 

    Hemant Soren had staked claim to form the government on December 24. Earlier that day, he was formally elected as the JMM legislature party leader.

    Soren was accompanied by leaders of his party, the Congress and RJD -- which comprised the opposition alliance in the assembly polls -- when he called on the governor at Raj Bhavan to stake claim. 

  • December 29, 2019 / 01:36 PM IST

    Outgoing CM Raghubar Das to attend the ceremony 

    In a gesture of goodwill, outgoing chief minister Raghubar Das has said that he would be attending the event.