MLAs take oath in new Jharkhand assembly

Last Updated: Monday, January 4, 2010 - 15:59

Ranchi: Seventy newly elected members of
the 81-member Jharkhand assembly on Monday took oath.

BJP-LP leader Raghuvar Das and AJSU-LP leader Sudesh
Mahto, the two ministers who were sworn in with Chief Minister
Shibu Soren on December 30, were the first two members to take
the oath.

Soren, who is a Lok Sabha member, was also present.

Former Chief Minister Madhu Koda`s wife, Geeta Koda,
was one of the MLAs who took the oath.

Prominent absentees were Soren`s daughter-in-law Sita
Soren and son Hemant Soren.

Jharkhand Janadhikar Manch MLA Bandhu Tirkey and
Rastriya Kalyan Paksh MLA Chamra Linda, who have given support
to the Soren-led government, were sitting beside the treasury
bench.

Pro-tem Teklal Mahto presided.

PTI



First Published: Monday, January 4, 2010 - 15:59

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