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Jharkhand politics LIVE updates: JMM, Congress legislators reach Hyderabad

Jharkhand politics LIVE updates:: Senior JMM leaader Champai Soren succeeded arrested party chairperson Hemant Soren as CM.
JMM-Congress MLAs being ferried to a resort in Hyderabad (ANI)
JMM-Congress MLAs being ferried to a resort in Hyderabad (ANI)

Jharkhand politics LIVE updates: Champai Soren, a senior leader of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), on Friday took oath as the seventh chief minister of Jharkhand, succeeding party chairperson Hemant Soren, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday evening. The oath-taking ceremony was held around 12.15 pm at the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi....Read More

This was after Jharkhand governor CP Radhakrishnan, in a late-night development, invited Champai Soren to form the government on Thursday. The latter has also been asked to demonstrate his majority in a floor test, to be held within the next 10 days.

That invitation came hours after Champai Soren urged the governor to accept his claim to form the government at the earliest amid political uncertainties in the state since the resignation of Hemant Soren on Wednesday. The case against Hemant Soren is linked to a "huge racket of illegal change of ownership of land by the mafia" in Jharkhand.

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Feb 2, 2024 5:52 PM IST

Jharkhand politics LIVE updates: Champai Soren became Jharkhand CM ‘due to PM Modi,’ says Leader of Opposition

“PM Modi has time and again said that dynasty politics is like a termite for politics. Due to the environment in the country against dynasty politics, Champai Soren has become the CM,” says BJP's Amar Kumar Bauri, Leader of Opposition in Jharkhand legislative assembly.

Earlier, speculations were that Kalpana Soren, wife of Champai Soren's arrested predecessor Hemant Soren, would become the chief minister.

Feb 2, 2024 5:10 PM IST

Jharkhand politics LIVE updates: Principal secretary of new CM's predecessor reinstated to same post

Jharkhand government re-appoints senior IAS officer Vinay Kumar Choubey as the principal secretary to new CM, Champai Soren.

Chouney relinquished the charge after Wednesday's resignation and subsequent arrest of Hemant Soren, the new chief minister's predecssor.

Feb 2, 2024 4:37 PM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: Ruling coalition's MLAs reach Hyderabad

As many as 38 legislators of the ruling JMM-led coalition, which includes the Congress, among others, arrive in Hyderabad, capital of Congress-run Telangana.

“We were given 10 days to prove the government's majority. We can’t take any chance during the period as the BJP might try to contact our MLAs,” a senior leader told PTI on the condition of anonymity.

Feb 2, 2024 4:02 PM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: Govt to seek trust vote on February 5, minister says

Congress leader Alamgir Alam, who took oath as a cabinet minister in new CM Champai Soren's oath-taking ceremony today, says that the new government will seek trust vote on February 5, the first of a two-day assembly session.

Feb 2, 2024 3:21 PM IST

harkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: New CM says will ‘carry forward’ predecessor's workJ

After chairing his first cabinet meet, new CM Champai Soren says his government will ‘carry forward’ the work of his arrested predecessor.

Feb 2, 2024 3:01 PM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: Jharkhand Advocate General on Hemant Soren

The ED prayed for 10 days of remand but we objected to it. ED has been allowed only 5 days of remand. The order is yet to be uploaded. Our main concern is his security The case is fake and the arrest is illegal: Rajiv Ranjan

Feb 2, 2024 2:25 PM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: Who is Champai Soren, the ‘tiger of Jharkhand’?

Click here for a brief profile of the state's new leader, who held the transport portfolio in the previous Hemant Soren-led government.

Feb 2, 2024 1:57 PM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: CM Champai Soren's first cabinet meet shortly

Champai Soren, the new chief minister of Jharkhand, arrives at Ranchi's Project Bhawan; will chair his maiden cabinet meet shortly.

Feb 2, 2024 1:29 PM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: A ‘matter of delight,’ new CM's family says

It is a ‘matter of delight’ that he has become the chief minister, says Dikuram Soren, younger brother of new Jharkhand CM Champai Soren.

Feb 2, 2024 1:09 PM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: Mamata Banerjee to stand ‘unwaveringly’ by ‘close friend’ Hemant Soren

I strongly condemn the unjust arrest of Shri Hemant Soren, a powerful tribal leader. The vindictive act by BJP-backed central agencies reeks of a planned conspiracy to undermine a popularly elected government.

He is a close friend of mine, and I vow to stand unwaveringly by his side, dedicated to protecting democracy in these trying times.

The resilient people of Jharkhand will deliver a resounding response and emerge victorious in this crucial battle!: Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CM and TMC supremo

Feb 2, 2024 12:50 PM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: Over three dozen JMM-Congress MLAs to leave for Hyderabad shortly

As many as 38 legislators, barring those who were taking oath as ministers, arrive at Ranchi airport to leave for Hyderabad, the capital of Congress-run Telangana state.

Feb 2, 2024 12:29 PM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: Alamgir Alam, Satyanand Bhokta take oath as cabinet ministers

After JMM's Champai Soren sworn-in as CM, Congress leader Alamgir Alam and RJD's Satyanand Bhokta take oath as cabinet ministers.

Feb 2, 2024 12:22 PM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: Champai Soren sworn-in as CM

Senior JMM leader sworn-in as seventh chief minister of Jharkhand, succeeding party leader Hemant Soren, who resigned on Wednesday.

Feb 2, 2024 12:09 PM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: Champai Soren's oath-taking ceremony shortly

Jharkhand CM-elect Champai Soren leaves for Raj Bhavan, the governor's residence, to take oath as the seventh chief minister for Jharkhand. Ceremony to commence shortly.

Feb 2, 2024 11:49 AM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: SC refuses to interfere with Hemant Soren's arrest

Meanwhile, in Delhi, in a major setback to Hemant Soren, the Supreme Court refuses to interfere with the former Jharkhand chief minister's arrest by the Enforcement Directorate in the money laundering case. The apex court tells his lawyers to rather move the Jharkhand High Court.

Feb 2, 2024 11:26 AM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: Why JMM-Congress MLAs could not fly to Hyderabad

As the governor kept delaying his invitation to Champai Soren to form the new government, the two parties planned to take their MLAs to Hyderabad, the capital of Congress-ruled Telangana. This was to be done to prevent the opposition BJP from ‘poaching’ the MLAs.

Their charter flight, however, could not take off from Ranchi, Jharkhand's capital, due to foggy conditions.

Feb 2, 2024 11:02 AM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: Congress' Alamgir Alam, RJD's Satyanand Bhokta to take oath as well

Besides CM-elect Champai Soren and, possibly, Basant Soren as deputy CM, Congress leader Alamgir Alam and RJD's Satyanand Bhokta to take oath as cabinet ministers.

Feb 2, 2024 10:41 AM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: Champai Soren takes ‘guruji’ Shibu Soren's blessings

Jharkhand CM-elect Champai Soren meets JMM chief and ex-Jharkhand CM Shibu Soren to take the latter's blessings.

“He is our idol. We will prove (majority) soon,” says the CM-designate.

Feb 2, 2024 10:37 AM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: Hemant Soren's brother likely to be deputy CM in new govt

Basant Soren, JMM legislator from Dumka, is all set to take oath as deputy chief minister in the new government led by senior leader Champai Soren, people aware of the development said on Friday.

The JMM leader is the third son and youngest child of party chief and ex-CM Shibu Soren.

Feb 2, 2024 10:21 AM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: Govt’s ‘remote control’ will be with Soren family, says BJP's CP Singh

It is true that Champai Soren is very close to the Shibu Soren family. So, naturally, he (JMM chief Shibu Soren) is going to operate through remote control. The remote control will be with the Soren family. He (Champai Soren) will not be able to do anything independently. He will do whatever will be told to him. That is what is going to happen. Congress and RJD are with the JMM, they will blackmail him a lot. Loot will increase: CP Singh, BJP MLA

Feb 2, 2024 9:38 AM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: Champai Soren's oath ceremony at 12.15 pm

The oath-taking ceremony of Champai Soren will be held around 12.15 pm at the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi, PTI is quoting officials as saying.

Feb 2, 2024 9:09 AM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: Champai Soren to face floor test within 10 days

After Jharkhand governor CP Radhakrishnan, in a late-night development, invited the loyalist of JMM leader Hemant Soren to Raj Bhavan to form the government. He also asked him to demonstrate his majority in a floor test within the next 10 days.

Feb 2, 2024 8:48 AM IST

Jharkhand CM swearing-in LIVE: Champai Soren to take oath today

In a significant turn of events, Champai Soren, a leader of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha party, is set to take oath as the next chief minister of Jharkhand today.

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