Munda takes oath as MLA

Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Tuesday took oath as MLA in the state assembly, a fortnight after winning the Kharsawan Assembly by-poll.

Last Updated: Mar 01, 2011, 15:18 PM IST

Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun
Munda Tuesday took oath as MLA in the state assembly, a
fortnight after winning the Kharsawan Assembly by-poll.

He was administered the oath of office by Speaker C P
Singh at 11:10 am on the second day of the Budget Session.

The Chief Minister, who was greeted by the house on
becoming a member, had earlier taken oath as the head of
BJP/JMM/AJSU coalition on September 11 last year.

Munda, who had to become a member of the house within
six months from September 11, later quit as member from
Jamshedpur Lok Sabha constituency and filed nomination from
Kharswan Assembly seat.

He won from Kharswan by over 17,000 votes supported by
the JMM and the All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) trouncing
Krishna Gagrai of the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik
(JVM-P).

PTI