Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand CM

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Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Hemant Soren on Sunday took oath as the 11th chief minister of Jharkhand.

The swearing-in ceremony took place at Morabadi ground in Ranchi at 2 pm.

Governor Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office and secrecy to Hemant Soren.

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, DMK president MK Stalin, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath were among those attended the event. 

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) alliance crossed the majority mark in the recently-concluded Jharkhand Assembly elections 2019 where JMM won 30 seats, while Congress got 16 seats and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) one.

On the other hand, BJP failed to retain power as it could only win 25 seats in the 81-seat state Assembly.