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Jharkhand guv Droupadi Murmu has invited Hemant Soren to form govt: JMM

The governor's invitation comes a day after Soren called on the govenor at Raj Bhavan to stake claim to form government

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha | Jharkhand Assembly Elections | Hemant Soren

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

Hemant Soren
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) working president Hemant Soren addresses a press conference as JMM and Congress alliance lead in the Jharkhand Assembly election results, in Ranchi. PTI

The (JMM) on Wednesday said Governor Droupadi Murmu has invited its working president and chief minister-designate to form government.

The governor's invitation comes a day after Soren called on the govenor at Raj Bhavan to stake claim to form government, submitting a letter of support of 50 MLAs to her.

A Raj Bhavan source said the swearing-in ceremony will be held on December 29 at the Mohrabadi ground in Ranchi.

The letter handed to the governor said Soren has the backing of 50 MLAs from the JMM, Congress, RJD and the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik), a Raj Bhavan communique stated on Tuesday night.

The pre-poll opposition combine bagged 47 seats (JMM 30, Congress 16 and RJD one) in the 81-member assembly, while the three-member JVM (P) has extended "unconditional support" to Soren to form government.

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First Published: Wed, December 25 2019. 17:05 IST