Hemant Soren becomes new Chief Minister of Jharkhand

Ranchi, July 13 (ANI): Hemant Soren took oath as the new chief minister of Jharkhand after President Pranab Mukherjee revoked the nearly six-month-long President's rule in the state

Decks were cleared on Saturday for Hemant Soren to be sworn as the next chief minister of Jharkhand.

Soren is heading a coalition of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)-Congress-RJD .

He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by governor Syed Ahmed at the Birsa Mandap situated in the premises of Raj Bhavan.

Rajendra Prasad Singh and Annapurna Devi, Legislature Party leaders of the Congress and the RJD respectively, were also sworn in as ministers.

"The President of India Pranab Mukherjee has today (July 13, 2013) signed the Proclamation under clause (2) of the article 356 of the Constitution revoking the Proclamation issued on 18 January 2013, in relation to the State of Jharkhand," a press release issued by Rashtrapati Bhawan said on Saturday morning.

The President's rule was imposed in the state on January 18 following political instability. (ANI)

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