Hemant Soren is an Indian politician from the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), and he is the Chief Minister of Jharkhand. He is the son of the veteran politician Shibu Soren.
Hemant Soren was born on Sunday, 10 August 1975 (age 44 years; as in 2019) in Nemra, Ramgarh District, Bihar (now Jharkhand). His zodiac sign is Leo. He did his schooling from the Patna High School in Patna, Bihar. After passing 12th standard, he pursued Mechanical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra in Ranchi, Jharkhand. However, he did not complete his college education .
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family, Caste & Wife
Hemant Soren follows Hinduism, and he belongs to the Scheduled Tribe (ST) . His father, Shibu Soren is a renowned politician who has served as a Union Cabinet Minister and also as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand three times. His mother, Roopi Soren is an agriculturist. He has 2 brothers, Durga Soren (elder; deceased) and Basant Soren (younger; businessman). His younger sister, Anjali Soren is a politician.
Hemant Soren is married to Kalpana Soren (Businesswoman), and they have two sons together.
Soren entered politics when he contested the 2005 Jharkhand Assembly Elections, but he lost. On 24 June 2009, he was elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha. On 4 January 2010, he resigned from the Rajya Sabha when he was elected as an MLA from the Dumka seat of Jharkhand. In 2009, he was appointed as the working president of the JMM. On 11 September 2010, he was appointed as the Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand with Arjun Munda as the CM. On 13 July 2013, he was appointed as the fifth and the youngest Chief Minister of Jharkhand at the age of 38.
In the 2014 Jharkhand Assembly Elections, the BJP got the majority in Jharkhand, and Soren had to resign as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand. Soren contested and won from the Barhait assembly constituency in the 2014 Jharkhand Assembly Elections. On 8 January 2015, he was appointed as the Leader of Opposition in the Jharkhand Assembly. In January 2019, before the 2019 Assembly Elections of Jharkhand, Soren had met with the leaders of the Congress, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P), and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and formed the first Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) of Jharkhand. Soren spearheaded the alliance to contest the Jharkhand Assembly Elections against the BJP.
During the campaigning of the Jharkhand Assembly Elections, Soren was also projected as the Chief Ministerial candidate of the Mahagathbandhan. In the 2019 Jharkhand Assembly Elections, Soren contested from the Barhait and Dumka assembly seat and won from both the seats. He was appointed as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand for the second time. On 29 December 2019, he took oath as the 11th Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
In 2017, the then Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das had invited Soren to the “Jharkhand Global Investor Summit (GIS).” However, Soren rejected the invitation, and he said-
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”
House No. B-63, Harmu Housing Colony, Ashok Nagar, Ranchi, Jharkhand
- 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 in Angara, Ranchi
- Residential Building: worth 75 lacs INR in Bokaro, Jharkhand
Salary & Net Worth
- Salary: 2.72 lacs INR per month (as Jharkhand CM)
- Net Worth: 8.51 crores INR (as in 2019)
- He loves cycling, playing and watching sports (cricket, table-tennis, and badminton).
- 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”
- Eventually, Soren was reluctant to enter mainstream politics. However, in 2009, his elder brother, Durga Soren passed away due to brain haemorrhage. The sudden passing away of his brother caused Hemant to be pushed into the JMM leadership. Earlier, Durga Soren was said to be Shibu Soren’s political heir.