Earlier, PM Modi had congratulated Hemant Soren on being sworn in as Jharkhand CM. (Photo Credit: Twitter: ANI)
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. This was his first meeting with PM Modi after taking office in December last year. After meeting with PM Modi, CM Hamant Soren said, "I met PM Modi for the first time after the formation of government. In the coming days, I will once again meet him and put forward state's problems." CM Soren added that PM Modi assured him of the protection of the rights of tribal community in Jharkhand.
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren: I met PM Modi for the first time after the formation of govt. In the coming days, I will once again meet him and put forward state's problems. Prime Minister has assured that the rights of tribals will be protected. pic.twitter.com/Ub0M3ZHYkV— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also invited to the oath-taking ceremony of Hemant Soren. However, the PM had expressed his inability to attend the ceremony due to his busy schedule.
Moreover, PM Modi had congratulated Hemant Soren on being sworn in as Jharkhand CM. He had assured Soren of all possible support from the centre.
Earlier, the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance stormed to power in Jharkhand on December 23, ousting the BJP in yet another state in the Hindi heartland after the saffron party’s stupendous performance in the Lok Sabha elections.
The three-party alliance bagged 47 seats in the 81-member state Assembly. The JMM won 30 seats, Congress 16 and the RJD 1. Four other MLAs - three from the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) and one from the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) also extended their support to the three-party coalition. The BJP clinched 25 seats, AJSU got two, while the CPI-ML(Liberation) and the NCP got one each and two seats went to others.
JMM working president Hemant Soren was sworn in as the 11th chief minister of Jharkhand. The 44-year-old JMM leader became Jharkhand’s CM for the second time.