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Hemant Soren sworn in as Jharkhand's ninth Chief Minister

Hemant Soren sworn in as Jharkhands ninth Chief Minister

Ranchi: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Hemant Soren was sworn in as Jharkhand's ninth chief minister Saturday.

Hemant Soren Tuesday staked claim to form the government, handing over to Governor Syed Ahmad letters of support of 43 legislators in the 82-member house.

President's rule was imposed in the State Jan 18 following the fall of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Arjun Munda government after the JMM withdrew from the ruling coalition Jan 8.

The six-month period of president's rule is to end July 18.

The present assembly's tenure ends in December 2014. This will be the third government in the current assembly's tenure.

Meanwhile, a press release from the Rashtrapati Bhavan early Saturday said President's rule in Jharkhand was revoked. President Pranab Mukherjee had signed the proclamation under clause (2) of article 356 of the Constitution.

The six-month period of president's rule would have ended in a few days, as the proclamation of the imposition of such rule was made Jan 18.

Following is the chronology of events after the last assembly polls in Jharkhand held in 2009:

Dec 23, 2009: 2nd Assembly polls throw fractured mandate
Dec 25: JMM chief Shibu Soren stakes claim
Dec 27: Governor invites Soren to form govt
Dec 30: Soren sworn-in as 7th CM

Jan 7: Trust Vote
April 27: Soren votes along with UPA in cut motion in LS
April 28: BJP Parliamentary board decides to withdraw
support. JMM apologizes for Soren's 'mistake'
April 29: BJP puts its withdrawal decision on hold
May 18: Arjun Munda and Soren agree to share power on
May 20: Soren retracts on voting along with UPA
May 24: BJP withdraws support to Soren
May 30: Soren quits
June 1: Imposition of President's rule
Sept 7: Arjun Munda stakes claim
Sept 9: President's rule revoked
Sept 11: Munda takes oath as 8th CM of Jharkhand

In May: Soren revives power sharing formula with BJP
Dec 25: Deputy CM Hemant Soren services notice to Munda to
clear BJP's stand on rotation policy on power sharing.
Jan 3: Munda replies in writing to JMM that there was no
agreement on sharing power with it after 28 months.
Jan 7: JMM announces withdrawal of support to the BJP-led
Jan 8: Arjun Munda convenes Cabinet meeting, recommends
dissolution of house and submits resignation to the
Jan 8-13: JMM fails in stitching new alliance
Jan 14: President's rule recommended
Jan 18: President's rule imposed---for the third time.
July 09: JMM leader Hemant Soren stakes claim to form
July 10: Governor Syed Ahmed recommends revocation of
President’s Rule
July 11: Union Cabinet recommends revocation of
President's rule.
July 12: Governor invites Hemant Soren for swearing-in
ceremony after receipt of communication about
Presidential nod on revocation of central rule.
July 13: Hemant Soren sworn-in as CM.

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