JMM leader Hemant Soren to take oath as Jharkhand CM on Sunday; Pranab, Rahul, Priyanka among those invited

The Congress, the JMM and the RJD alliance won 47 seats in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly, and also have the support of the JVM-P and CPI-MLL who have three and one legislators respectively.

JMM leader Hemant Soren to take oath as Jharkhand CM on Sunday; Pranab, Rahul, Priyanka among those invited

Ranchi: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha executive president Hemant Soren will be sworn-in as the 11th Chief Minister of the state on Sunday in the presence of a galaxy of political leaders. The oath ceremony will be held at 2 pm at Morabadi Ground.

According to reports, former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot are expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, DMK president MK Stalin, TDP president Chandrababu Naidu and RJD executive President Tejashwi Yadav are also likely to attend the ceremony.

The mega opposition gathering will be the first after the swearing-in of HD Kumaraswamy as Karnataka Chief Minister last year where BSP supremo Mayawati shared the stage with Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi.

The Congress, the JMM and the RJD alliance won 47 seats in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly, and also have the support of the JVM-P and CPI-MLL who have three and one legislators respectively.

This will be the first time that a government having the support of more than 50 legislators will be formed in the state.