Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) working president Hemant Soren was on Sunday sworn in as the 11th Chief Minister of Jharkhand at Morhabadi Ground in Ranchi. Governor Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office and secrecy to Soren, in the presence of senior political leaders and Chief Ministers from across states. This will be the 44-year-old JMM leader’s second stint as Jharkhand CM. Along with Soren, Congress Legislature Party Leader Alamgir Alam, state Congress president Rameshwar Oraon and RJD MLA Satyanand Bhokta were also sworn in as Cabinet ministers. Those present at the swearing-in ceremony include Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Rajasthan counterpart Ashok Gehlot. Former Jharkhand CM Raghubar
The JMM-Congress-RJD alliance secured a comfortable majority in the just held Assembly elections. The alliance pocketed 47 seats in the 81-member Legislative Assembly. The BJP was restricted to just 25 seats. 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 grand alliance government.