Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Hemant Soren on being sworn in as Jharkhand CM. PM Modi assured Soren of all possible support from the centre. Taking to twitter, PM Modi said, “Congratulations to Hemant Soren Ji on taking oath as Jharkhand CM. I assure all possible support from the Centre for Jharkhand’s growth.”
Congratulations to @HemantSorenJMM Ji on taking oath as Jharkhand CM. I assure all possible support from the Centre for Jharkhand’s growth.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 29, 2019
Earlier, JMM working president Hemant Soren was sworn in as the 11th chief minister of Jharkhand at Morhabadi Ground in Ranchi. This will be the second time when 44-year-old JMM leader’s second will become the chief minister of Jharkhand. CM Soren was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Droupadi Murmu.
Along with Soren, Congress Legislature Party Leader Alamgir Alam, state Congress president Rameshwar Oraon and RJD MLA Satyanand Bhokta were also sworn in as state cabinet ministers at Sunday’s event. In the just-conducted Assembly elections, the JMM-Congress-Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) alliance triumphed over the BJP, winning 47 seats in the 81-member House.
Four other MLAs - three from the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) and one from the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) have also extended their support to the three-party coalition. Those present at the swearing-in ceremony here include Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Rajasthan counterpart Ashok Gehlot.
(With PTI inputs)