rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » News » Jharkhand: Arjun Munda sworn in

Jharkhand: Arjun Munda sworn in

Last updated on: March 12, 2005 17:09 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arjun Munda was on Saturday sworn in as Jharkhand chief minister.

Munda, who was invited late last night by Governor Syed Sibtey Razi to form the government, after the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-led United Progressive Alliance failed to prove its majority on the floor of the House, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Razi at a public ceremony.

Along with Munda, five Independent MLAs, whose support is crucial for his government's survival, were also sworn in as ministers.

The five Independents sworn in were -- Sudesh Mahto, Chandraprakash Chaudhary, Enos Ekka, Madhu Kora and Harinarain Rai.

BJP president Lal Kishenchand Advani, National Democratic Alliance convenor George Fernandes and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh were among those who attended the ceremony.

Earlier reports:
Shibu Soren resigns on Centre's bidding
BJP compliments Manmohan Singh
 

 

© Copyright 2018 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.