Several chief ministers and Congress stalwarts attended the ceremony
Notably, Governor Droupadi Murmu administered Soren's oath at Morabadi Ground, amid opposition's show of strength.
The event, for which large tents were installed at the venue, was attended by several chief ministers like Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal), Kamal Nath (Madhya Pradesh), Bhupesh Baghel (Chhattisgarh), Ashok Gehlot (Rajasthan), and Uddhav Thackeray (Maharashtra).
Congress stalwarts Pranab Mukherjee and P Chidambaram also attended it.
'Didi' by his side, Soren waved to followers
Jharkhand: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrives for the oath-taking ceremony of Jharkhand CM designate Hemant Soren, in Ranchi. pic.twitter.com/Ybw4l39F1l
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, DMK's MK Stalin, and RJD's Tejashwi Yadav also attended the event. From Aam Aadmi Party, Sanjay Singh lent support to Soren.
The last time a flurry of opposition leaders attended a swearing-in was in 2018 when HD Kumaraswamy of JD(S) took oath as Karnataka's Chief Minister.
Back then, JD(S) and Congress had stitched a post-poll alliance.
Opposition unity at display
Jharkhand: Rahul Gandhi, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel DMK President MK Stalin at the oath-taking ceremony of Jharkhand CM designate Hemant Soren, in Ranchi. pic.twitter.com/PAebDpNypK