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Hometown: Ranchi, Jharkhand
Age: 44 Years
Wife: Kalpana Soren

Hemant Soren

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionPolitician
Famous For• Being the 5th Chief Minister of Jharkhand
• Being the President of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Politics
Political PartyJharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) symbol
Political Journey• Contested the 2005 Jharkhand Assembly Elections, but he lost to Stephen Marandi.
• On 24 June 2009, he was elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
• On 4 January 2010, he resigned from the Rajya Sabha after being elected as an MLA from Jharkhand's Dumka constituency.
• In 2009, he was named as the working president of the JMM.
• On 11 September 2010, he was appointed as the Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
• On 13 July 2013, he was appointed as the 5th Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
• On 23 December 2014, he was elected as an MLA from the Barhait Assembly Constituency.
• On 8 January 2015, he was named as the Leader of Opposition after BJP got a majority in the 2014 Jharkhand Assembly Elections.
• On 23 December 2019, he was elected as an MLA from the Barhait Assembly seat in the Jharkhand Assembly Elections.
• On 29 December 2019, he took oath as the 11th Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
Biggest RivalRaghubar Das
Personal Life
Date of Birth10 August 1975 (Sunday)
Age (as in 2019)44 Years
BirthplaceNemra, Ramgarh District, Bihar (Now Jharkhand)
Zodiac signLeo
SignatureHemant Soren signature
NationalityIndian
HometownRanchi, Jharkhand
SchoolPatna High School, Patna, Bihar [1]India TV
College/UniversityBirla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand (left midway) [2]Bihar Prabha
Educational Qualification12th standard
ReligionHinduism
CasteScheduled Tribe (ST) [3]Hindustan Times
AddressHouse No. B-63, Harmu Housing Colony, Ashok Nagar, Ranchi, Jharkhand
HobbiesCooking, Playing and Watching Sports (Cricket, Badminton, and Table-Tennis)
ControversyIn 2017, Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das had invited Hemant to the "Jharkhand Global Investor Summit (GIS)." However, Hemant declined the invitation saying- "The summit is a "Maha Chintan Shivir of land grabbers and it is being organised to loot the land of Adivasis, Moolvasis and the farmers of the state."
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseKalpana Soren (Businesswoman)
Hemant Soren with his wife Kalpana Soren
ChildrenHemant Soren has two sons.
Hemant Soren with his wife and kids
ParentsFather- Shibu Soren (Politician)
Hemant Soren with his father Shibu Soren
Mother- Roopi Soren (Agriculturist)
Hemant Soren's mother Roopi Soren
SiblingsBrother(s)- 2
• Durga Soren (Elder; Deceased)
Hemant Soren's elder brother Durga Soren
• Basant Soren (Younger; Businessman)
Hemant Soren's younger brother Basant Soren
Sister- Anjali Soren (Younger; Politician)
Hemant Soren with his younger sister Anjali Soren
Style Quotient
Car CollectionTata Safari (2017 Model)
Hemant Soren with his car- Tata Safari
Assets/Properties (as in 2019) [4]MyNetaCash: 25.13 lacs INR
Bank Deposits: 31.31 lacs INR
Bonds & Shares: 4.82 lacs INR
Non-Agricultural Land: worth 20 lacs INR in Bokaro, Jharkhand
Non-Agricultural Land: worth 2 Lacs INR Angara, Ranchi
Residential Building: worth 75 lacs INR in Bokaro, Jharkhand
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)2.72 lacs INR per month (as Jharkhand CM) [5]Wikipedia
Net Worth (approx.)8.51 crores INR (as in 2019) [6]MyNeta

Hemant Soren

Some Lesser Known Facts About Hemant Soren

  • Hemant Soren is the president of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the 11th Chief Minister of Jharkhand. He is the son of veteran politician, Shibu Soren.
  • His father, Shibu Soren is a former Union Cabinet Minister and a 3-time Jharkhand Chief Minister.
  • Soren is an ardent follower of the 19th-century tribal freedom fighter and leader “Birsa Munda.” He takes inspiration from Munda for courage and valour.
  • He is very tech-savvy, and he loves to explore different types of electronic gadgets. He also loves handheld gadgets such as the iPad.
  • Once, in an interview, he said-

    Not many people know this but I love to cook during my free time as it is a great stressbuster”

  • In 2009, he was pushed into the senior JMM leadership, after the sudden death of his elder brother, Durga, due to brain haemorrhage. Earlier, Durga was supposed to be Shibu Soren’s political successor. However, Durga’s death brought Hemant into the limelight.
  • On 13 July 2013, he became Jharkhand’s fifth and youngest Chief Minister at the age of 38.

    Hemant Soren taking oath as the Jharkhand CM in 2013

    Hemant Soren taking oath as the Jharkhand CM in 2013

  • In January 2019, he held talks with the Congress Party, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P), and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and formed the first Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) of Jharkhand to contest against the BJP in the 2019 Jharkhand Assembly Elections.

    Hemant Soren (second from right) with other leaders of the Mahagathbandhan

    Hemant Soren (second from right) with other leaders of the Mahagathbandhan

  • His reputation as the lone tribal leader of Jharkhand grew when he was the Leader of Opposition. He supported the rights of the tribals, and he was quite vocal about his protests against the policies, which would have caused the tribals to suffer.
  • He had protested against the Direct Benefit Transfer in PDS. He had also voiced his opinion on how the scheme was causing tremendous suffering and injustice to the people of Jharkhand.

    Hemant Soren protesting against the Direct Benefit Transfer

    Hemant Soren protesting against the Direct Benefit Transfer

  • During the campaigning of the 2019 Jharkhand Elections, Soren was projected as the Chief Ministerial candidate of the JMM-Congress-RJD Mahagathbandhan.
  • While campaigning for the Jharkhand Elections, he led a protest against the amendments, which were being proposed for the “pro-tribal tenancy laws.” He supported 70,000 temporary teachers for regularization, and he also opposed Raghubar Das (Jharkhand CM) on the merger of government schools, and he also criticized the government over retail liquor sales.

    Hemant Soren addressing a rally

    Hemant Soren addressing a rally

  • On 29 December 2019, Hemant Soren was sworn-in as the 11th Chief Minister of Jharkhand.

    Hemant Soren taking oath as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand

    Hemant Soren taking oath as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand

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