Champai Soren will take oath as Jharkhand Chief Minister today

The veteran leader of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Champai Soren, will be taking an oath today as the next Chief Minister of Jharkhand.

The Governor had invited the 67-year-old for taking oath late this evening as it was more than 24 hours after the arrest of his predecessor Hemant Soren in an alleged money laundering case. The step taken by governor CP Radhakrishnan came just after Champai Soren met the governor on Thursday, and pleaded that he should be called in for taking the oath.

“There is no government (in the state) for 18 hours. There is a situation of confusion. Being the constitutional head, we expect you will soon take steps for the formation of a popular government,” his letter read to the Governor.

It is to be noted that the Enforcement Directorate arrested Hemant Soren on Wednesday evening. It was after Soren had met the Governor and submitted his resignation from the top post. The ED has alleged that Hemant Soren was involved in a ₹ 600-crore land scam and the laundering of its proceeds.

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