Hemant Soren, leader of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and son of party Chief Shibu Soren, on 13 July 2013 sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister of Jharkhand. Syed Ahmed, the Governor of Jharkhand administered the oath of the office to Hemant Soren in the premises of Raj Bhavan in a swearing-in ceremony.
During the same swearing-in ceremony, Rajendra Prasad Singh from Congress and Annapurna Devi from RJD, were also sworn in as ministers.
Hemant Soren on 9 July 2013 claimed for the formation of the Government in the State after making an alliance with the Congress, RJD and other independent MLAs. With Soren’s swearing-in, the six month long President Rule of the state that was about to end on 18 July 2013, came to end, before six days.
Earlier, on 13 July 2013, the President revoked his rule from the state following the provisions mentioned under Proclamation under Clause (2) of the Article 356 of the Constitution of India.
The President’s Rule was imposed on Jharkhand on 18 January 2013 after the failure of the Constitutional Machinery in the state after JMM withdrew support to the BJP-led government under Arjun Munda on 8 January 2013.
In Part IV of the Constitution of India under States Chapter III (The State Legislature Conduct of Business), Article 188 Oath or affirmation by the Members is mentioned.
Article 188 States: Every Member in the Legislative Assembly or the Legislative Council of a State shall, before taking his seat make or subscribe before the Governor or some person appointed in that behalf buy him, an oath of affirmation according to the form set out for the purpose of the Third Schedule.
Who: Hemant Soren
When: 13 July 2013
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