Independent legislator Madhu Koda, who led a successful rebellion against the Arjun Munda government last week, was sworn in as Jharkhand chief minister on Monday.
Governor Syed Sibte Razi administered the oath of office and secrecy to Koda at the Morabadi grounds. Three Independent legislators, Kamalesh Singh, Enos Ekka and Harinarain Singh were also sworn in as cabinet ministers.
All four had resigned from the Munda cabinet on September 5, reducing the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government to a minority.
Asked to prove his majority on the floor of the House Munda last week resigned before the trust vote, paving the way for the state's first government led by an independent legislator—supported by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
While inviting Koda, the governor asked him to prove his majority on the floor of the house by September 25.