Hemant Soren took oath as the 13th Chief Minister of Jharkhand

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) working president Hemant Soren was sworn-in as the 13th chief minister of the state at the Raj Bhavan here on Thursday evening, an official said.

The official said that Jharkhand Governor C.P. Radhakrishnan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Hemant Soren at the Raj Bhavan. Hemant Soren’s father and JMM supremo Shibu Soren, his mother Roopi Soren, wife Kalpana Soren and senior leaders of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-led coalition were also present at the swearing-in ceremony.

Champai Soren, who resigned as chief minister on Wednesday, was also present on the occasion. Hemant Soren was released from jail on June 28 after the Jharkhand High Court granted him bail in a money laundering case linked to an alleged land scam.

He resigned from the post of Chief Minister shortly before his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate on January 31. Earlier in the day, the JMM had said that Governor Radhakrishnan has invited Hemant Soren to form the government in the state and he will take oath as Chief Minister on July 7.

The JMM-led coalition later decided that Soren would take oath as chief minister today (Thursday). Champai Soren resigned as chief minister on Wednesday and Hemant Soren, who was released on bail in a money laundering case, staked claim to form the government.

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