Jharkhand parties announce plans to observe Soren`s swearing-in

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader Hemant Soren is set to take oath as the ninth chief minister of the state on Saturday.

Ranchi: As Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Hemant Soren is set to take oath as the ninth chief minister of the state here on Saturday, political parties have announced their plans to observe the occasion in separate ways.

The JMM has announced to celebrate the occasion as "Adhikaar Divas" or entitlement day.

"The state will get a democratic government Saturday. The JMM will lead the government and Hemant Soren will fulfil the dreams of the people of the state," JMM general secretary Supriyo Bhattachaya told reporters here Friday.

Supriyo added that his party would celebrate the occasion as "Adhikaar Divas" in all the blocks across the state.

However, the Jharkhand unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that Soren`s appointment as chief minister would be observed as "Dhikaar Divas" or condemnation day by the party.

"We have decided to observe Saturday as Dhikaar Divas. This government is formed in a wrong way and the move is to ditch faith of the people of the state," said Rabindra Rai, BJP`s state unit president.

Another opposition party, the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik, has announced to observe the day as "Black Day".

"This government has been formed with money power. It is not for the people of the state but to benefit the people sitting in New Delhi. Saturday will be remembered as black day in history of Jharkhand.

"We will observe the swearing in ceremony as the black day and our party workers will stage demonstration is all the 24 districts," senior JVM-P leader Pradeep Yadav told reporters here.

Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmad would administer the oath of office to Hemant Soren around 10 am on Saturday.

The President`s rule, which was imposed in Jharkhand on Jan 18 this year, will come to an end Saturday after Soren`s appointment as chief minister.

This will be the third government in the current Assembly period which ends in Dec 2014.

Hemant Soren had staked claim to form the government on Tuesday after Union Cabinet recommended to revoke the President`s rule in the state.


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