J'khand swearing-in ceremony: Hemant Soren takes oath as 11th CM
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader and chief minister-designate Hemant Soren took oath as 11th CM of Jharkhand at 2 pm on Sunday. Three other ministers, one from JMM and another from Congress, were sworn-in along with Hemant Soren.
Lucknow: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader and chief minister-designate Hemant Soren took oath as 11th CM of Jharkhand at 2 pm on Sunday. Three other ministers, one from JMM and another from Congress, were sworn-in along with Hemant Soren.
PM Narendra Modi, former President Pranab Mukherjee, chief ministers Mamata Banerjee, Uddhav Thackeray, Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel, Kamal Nath and Arvind Kejriwal, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and P Chidambaram were among prominent leaders who were invited to grace the swearing-in ceremony.
Jharkhand caretaker Chief Minister Raghubar Das had earlier said that he will attend the oath-taking ceremony of new chief minister Hemant Soren to be held today. Hemant Soren, accompanied by leaders of alliance partners -- the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) -- staked claim to form the government in Jharkhand on December 24. The JMM-Congress-RJD alliance won the Jharkhand assembly elections with 47 seats, making JMM the single-largest party in the state.
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Tejashwi Yadav, Sanjay Singh, Mamata Banerjeet attend oath-taking ceremony
Rahul Gandhi arrives at venue
Rahul Gandhi has arrived at the venue.
List of leaders attending, not attending event
NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thakare, MP CM Kamal Nath, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, former President Pranab Mukherjee, Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi, Ahmed Patel, KC Venugopal, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh are all to skip the swearing-in ceremony of Hemant Soren at Ranchi.
Those attending the event are:
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Bhagel, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, SP leader Akhilesh Yadav, RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav and Congress's RPN Singh.
Mamata Banerjee arrives
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has arrived at the venue where JMM leader Hemant Soren will be taking oath as Jharkhand Chief Minister shortly.
Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Bhagel reach venue
Ashok Gehlot and Bhupesh Bhagel have reached the venue in Ranchi, while Rahul Gandhi is yet to arrive.
Arvind Kejriwal unlikely to attend swearing-in ceremony, Sanjay Singh to represent AAP
AAP MP Sanjay Singh is likely to represent AAP at the swearing-in ceremony of JMM leader Hemant Soren. However, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is unlikely to attend the event.
Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad pawar to not attend oath-taking ceremony
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who was invited by JMM leader Hemant Soren to the swearing-in ceremony on Sunday in Ranchi, said he will not be able to attend the occasion.
Even, NCP chief Sharad Pawar will not be able to attend the ceremony due to some pre-planned programme at Panvel.
Key leaders invited at Hemant Soren's swearing-in ceremony
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former President Pranab Mukherjee, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were invited to grace the swearing-in ceremony at 2 pm on December 29 at Mohrabadi ground in Ranchi.
Besides, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, DMK president MK Stalin, CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar are expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Hemant Soren on Sunday at Morabadi ground in Ranchi.
Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson, Harivansh is also in the long list of invitees as is the outgoing chief minister Raghubar Das, Bhattacharya said that several leaders have already given their consent to attend the historic occasion.
PM Modi has, however, expressed his inability to attend the ceremony due to his busy schedule.