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JMM Chief Hemant Soren Set To Become Jharkhand CM Again After Coming Out On Bail In Land Scam Case

Nishtha Anushree

Jul 03, 2024, 03:46 PM | Updated 03:46 PM IST

Jharkhand CM and JMM leader Hemant Soren (Ghoseb/Wikimedia Commons)
Jharkhand CM and JMM leader Hemant Soren (Ghoseb/Wikimedia Commons)

After coming out on bail in a land scam case, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Chairman Hemant Soren is set to become Jharkhand Chief Minister again.

Champai Soren was sworn in as the CM in February after Hemant Soren had resigned before his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on 31 January under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

However, after getting bail from the Jharkhand High Court. Hemant Soren came out of jail after nearly five months on 28 June and held a meeting of INDI Alliance MLAs on Wednesday (3 July).

During this meeting in Ranchi, Hemant Soren was unanimously chosen as the leader of the JMM-Congress alliance in the Jharkhand Assembly after Champai Soren extended his resignation.

Champai Soren himself proposed Hemant Soren's name for the CM post, which was accepted unanimously. This means Hemant Soren will be taking oath as the Jharkhand CM for the third time.

The development comes a few months ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. However, INDI Alliance is yet to make an official announcement in this regard.

Jharkhand Governor C P Radhakrishnan will be back in Ranchi by evening, after which Hemant Soren is expected to meet him for government formation.

Nishtha Anushree is Senior Sub-editor at Swarajya. She tweets at @nishthaanushree.

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