Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) working president and chief minister-designate Hemant Soren will be sworn in as the 11th chief minister of Jharkhand at Morabadi ground, Ranchi today. The oath-taking ceremony will be held at 2 pm.
According to an official communique, Governor of Jharkhand Droupadi Murmu will administer the oath of office to Soren.
“Besides Hemant Soren, a legislator from the JMM (who is likely to be Stephen Marandi) and Congress state president Rameshwar Oraon also may take oath today,” Hindustan Times quoted a government official as saying.
Several political leaders including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BSP president Mayawati, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and RJD leader and Bihar Opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav will attend the swearing-in ceremony.
JMM general secretary Supriyo Bhattacharya told Hindustan Times that 32 leaders have agreed to attend the ceremony.
Leaders from the JMM, Congress, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) met Governor Murmu on Tuesday (December 24) and staked claim to form the government in the state after the three-party alliance won 47 seats in the Jharkhand Assembly elections.
Soren will be heading the coalition government with the Congress and RJD. He will be sending the list of his cabinet colleagues to the Raj Bhawan by Sunday (December 29) evening.