Hemant Soren Takes Oath as 13th Chief Minister of Jharkhand

Hemant Soren, the executive president of JMM, was sworn in as the 13th Chief Minister of Jharkhand on Thursday at Raj Bhavan, marking his return to power after a tumultuous period.
Hemant Soren Takes Oath as 13th Chief Minister of Jharkhand

Hemant Soren, the executive president of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), was sworn in as the 13th Chief Minister of Jharkhand on Thursday at Raj Bhavan, marking his return to power after a tumultuous period.

Earlier in the day, the JMM had initially announced that the oath-taking ceremony would be held on July 7, following Governor CP Radhakrishnan's invitation to form the government. However, the coalition later decided to advance the ceremony to Thursday.

A delegation led by Hemant Soren, accompanied by key leaders including Rajesh Thakur from the Congress, Satyanand Bhokta representing RJD, Vinod Singh of CPI(ML)-L, and Kalpana Soren, MLA and wife of Hemant Soren, met with Governor Radhakrishnan at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday to formalize their claim.

The transition follows the resignation of Champai Soren as the Chief Minister earlier on Wednesday, clearing the path for Hemant Soren's reinstatement. Hemant Soren had previously stepped down from the CM position following his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with an alleged money laundering case.

"After Champai's resignation, I have staked claim before the Governor to form the government for the third time," Hemant Soren stated, reflecting on the developments preceding his oath-taking ceremony.

Hemant Soren's political journey has seen legal hurdles, notably his arrest and subsequent bail granted by the courts. His return to office marks a significant moment for the JMM-led coalition in Jharkhand, setting the stage for upcoming challenges and governance responsibilities.

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