In Jharkhand, Grand Alliance leader Hemant Soren will take oath as Chief Minister on 29th December.
He said this last night in Ranchi after meeting Governor Draupadi Murmu to stake claim to form a new government in the state.
Earlier in the day, he was formally elected as the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislature party leader.
Soren, accompanied by leaders of his party, the Congress and RJD — which comprised the opposition alliance in the assembly polls — called on the governor at Raj Bhavan to stake claim to form the new government.
He will take oath as the chief minister on December 29 at 1 pm, JMM general secretary Suprio Bhattacharya, who accompanied Soren to Raj Bhavan, said.
Meanwhile, a Raj Bhavan communique said that a delegation comprising the JMM, Congress and the RJD met the governor and staked claim to form the new government under Soren’s leadership.
“The delegation comprising JMM, Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal met the governor at Raj Bhavan and apprised the governor that the newly-elected MLAs have chosen Hemant Soren as their legislature party leader,” the communique said.
It said that the delegation of the alliance partners staked claim to form the new government on the basis of the results announced following the assembly polls.