Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren Meets Cricket Icon MS Dhoni at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium Complex, See Pics
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren Meets MS Dhoni. (Photo Credits: ANI)

Ranchi, January 22: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday met cricket icon MS Dhoni at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium complex. The chief minister was seen with the former Indian captain at the event and inaugurated several facilities. This was the first time after taking oath as chief minister last year that the CM and Jharkhand's most favourite sporting son met at a public event. Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren Announces State Holiday on January 23 to Mark Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Birth Anniversary.

The Jharkhand Chief Minister and state's favourite cricketer also shared a good laugh at the event. MS Dhoni looked dapper in a blazer and made a rare appearance at a public event.

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Hemant Soren and MS Dhoni inaugurated the Solar Power Facility, Sea Three Fitness Hub and The Uptown Cafe at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium complex.

Hemant Soren became the CM after the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance stormed to power in Jharkhand on December 23, ousting the BJP in yet another state in the Hindi heartland after the saffron party's stupendous performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

The three-party alliance bagged 47 seats in the 81- member state Assembly. The JMM won 30 seats, Congress 16 and the RJD one. JVM(P), with its three MLAs, has extended 'unconditional support' to Soren to form the government.

The BJP clinched 25 seats, AJSU Party two, the CPI-ML(Liberation) and the NCP one each and others two. The results of the election, which was held in five phases between November 30 and December 20, was announced on December 23.