By SUNIL Sonkar
Ranchi, September 09 — BJP’s Arjun Munda to be sworn as Jharkhand’s chief minister Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and in seven days he has to prove his majority in the Assembly. Sudesh Mahato and Hemant Soren will serve the state as deputy chief ministers.
The Union Cabinet on Thursday recommended revocation of President’s rule in the state.
This is the third time Arjun Munda, 42, is getting the CM post and in ten years since the state was carved out of Bihar on November 15, 2000, he will be the eighth chief minister of the state.
Jharkhand Governor, M O H Farooq invited Munda to take oath at Raj Bhavan, said sources in Ranchi. Two days before Munda staked claim. He claimed the support of 45 MLAs with an effective strength of 81. Those are BJP (18), JMM (18), All Jharkhand Student’s Union (5), JD-U (2) and two Independents.
Once again the BJP and JMM came back together after parting for about three months leading to imposition of President’s rule. The present suspended Assembly was constituted on December 30 last year.
In New Delhi, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said to the media, “The Cabinet has made appropriate recommendation to the President based on Governor’s recommendation. You will have to wait for the President’s decision.”