Hemant Soren Biography 2024 Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Siblings, Net Worth & More Details

Hemant Soren Biography 2024: Hemant Soren born on August 10, 1975, is an Indian politician hailing from Jharkhand. He held the position of the 5th Chief Minister of Jharkhand from 2019 to 2024 and from 2013 to 2014. Additionally, he serves as the working president of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, a political party in Jharkhand. Hemant Soren has been representing the Barhait constituency in the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly since 2014 and had represented Dumka from 2019 to 2020 and from 2009 to 2014. He also served as the Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand from 2010 to 2013, was the leader of the opposition in the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly from 2014 to 2019, and was a member of Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand from 2009 to 2010. Notably, Hemant Soren was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on January 31, 2024, in connection with a land scam case. He maintains that this action was retaliatory on the part of the central government, a sentiment echoed by opposition parties. Hemant Soren obtained bail and was released from custody on June 28, 2024.

Hemant Soren Biography

Hemant Soren’s parents were Roopi and Shibu Soren. Shibu was a past leader of Jharkhand. Hemant was born in Nemara in 1975, which used to be part of Bihar’s Ramgarh district but is now in Jharkhand. He has two siblings: sister Durga Soren and younger brother Basant Soren, who is an MLA from Dumka constituency in Jharkhand. Hemant is the third child. In 1994, he started his political journey by joining the JMM. Hemant got his first seat in the Jharkhand Assembly from the Barhait constituency in 2005 and won again in 2009 and 2014. He briefly served as a Rajya Sabha member from 2009 to 2010. In 2013, with backing from Congress and RJD, he became the youngest Chief Minister of Jharkhand. When BJP came into power in 2014 with Raghubar Das as CM, Hemant became the Opposition Leader in the Jharkhand Assembly.

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He left Rajya Sabha, then became Deputy Chief Minister under Arjun Munda in BJP. The alliance ended, leading to President’s rule. Hemant’s party won 2019 Jharkhand elections, making him Chief Minister again. He works on boosting tourism and handling challenges like Maoist issues and drought. Personally, he is married with two sons.

Hemant Soren Biography Details

Full Name

Hemant Soren

Date of Birth

10 Aug 1975 (Age 48)

Place of Birth

Ramgarh

Party Name

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha

Education

12th Pass

Profession

Politician and Social Activist

Father’s Name

Shibu Soren

Mother’s Name

Roopi Soren

Religion

Hindu

Caste

Aadivasi

Full list of ministers with portfolios in Hemant Soren’s Cabinet Check Here

Full list of ministers with portfolios in Hemant Soren's Cabinet

Shortly after becoming the 13th Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren allocated important roles to his cabinet members, keeping significant departments for himself and assigning key portfolios to both new and seasoned ministers. Just a few days after taking office as the 13th Chief Minister of Jharkhand upon his bail release related to a money laundering case tied to a supposed land scandal, Hemant Soren swore in his 12-member cabinet as ministers on Monday.

Jharkhand Governor C.P. Radhakrishnan oversaw the ministers taking the oath of office and secrecy during a ceremony at Raj Bhavan. Detailed information on the portfolios assigned to each minister in the new cabinet is provided below:

Portfolio Allocation in Jharkhand Government

  • Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has retained key departments such as Home, Personnel, and Cabinet Secretariat for himself, along with any portfolios not allocated to other ministers.
  • Former Chief Minister Champai Soren has been assigned the Water Resources Department, Higher Education, and Technical Education.
  • Badiyanath Ram from JMM will manage the School Education and Excise portfolios. Deepika Pandey Singh of the Congress, a new face in the cabinet, has been assigned Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Disaster Management.
  • Irfan Ansari, also from Congress, will oversee Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, and Rural Works.
  • Dipak Birua from JMM has been given the SC, ST, OBC Welfare and Transport departments.
  • Bebi Devi, another JMM member, will manage the Women & Child Development and Social Welfare portfolios.
  • Rameshwar Oraon of the Congress has been assigned Finance, Planning, Commercial Taxes, and Parliamentary Affairs.
  • Satyanand Bhokta from RJD will take charge of Labour and Industries.
  • Banna Gupta of the Congress has been allotted Health, Food, Public Distribution, and Consumer Affairs.
  • Hafizul Hasan from JMM will handle Minorities’ Welfare, Registration, Urban Development, Tourism, and Sports and Youth Affairs.
  • Finally, Mithilesh Kumar Thakur, also from JMM, has been assigned the Drinking Water and Sanitation departments.

Early life

Soren was born in Nemara in Ramgarh district, Bihar (now in Jharkhand) to Roopi and Shibu Soren, who is the former Chief Minister of Jharkhand and founder-president of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha. Hemant has two brothers and a sister and is the third child in the family. His siblings include Durga Soren, Anjali Soren, and Basant Soren, who is also an MLA from Dumka constituency in Jharkhand. Hemant completed his Intermediate education at Patna High School, Patna, Bihar. According to the affidavit submitted to the Election Commission, Hemant initially enrolled in BIT Mesra, Ranchi for Mechanical Engineering but later discontinued his studies.

Career

He served as a Rajya Sabha member from June 24, 2009, to January 4, 2010, before beginning his political journey as an MLA on December 23, 2009. From September 11, 2010, to January 8, 2013, he held the position of Jharkhand deputy CM.

Chief Minister (2013-2014)

On 15 July 2013, he assumed office as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand with backing from Congress and RJD following the lifting of President’s rule. He was re-elected as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand in December 2019 and took the oath on 29 December.

Hemant Soren Net Worth

  • Net Worth:₹8.49 CRORE
  • ASSETS:₹8.52 CRORE
  • Liabilities:₹2.84 LAKHS

Education Qualification of Hemant Soren

Hemant Soren finished his Intermediate schooling at Patna High School in Patna, Bihar. He first joined the Mechanical Engineering program at BIT Mesra, Ranchi, but later dropped out.

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.)5′ 6″ (168 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack

Family

Wife/SpouseKalpana Soren (Businesswoman)
ChildrenHemant Soren has two sons.
ParentsFather– Shibu Soren (Politician)
Mother– Roopi Soren (Agriculturist)
SiblingsBrother(s)– 2
• Durga Soren (Elder; Deceased)
• Basant Soren (Younger; Businessman)
Sister– Anjali Soren (Younger; Politician)

Politics

Political Party

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)

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 Rival

Raghubar Das

Relationships

Marital StatusMarried

Personal Details

Date of Birth

10 August 1975 (Sunday)

Age (as of 2024)

49 Years

Birthplace

Nemra, Ramgarh District, Bihar (Now Jharkhand)

Zodiac sign

Leo

Signature

Nationality

Indian

Hometown

Ranchi, Jharkhand

School

Patna High School, Patna, Bihar 

College/University

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand (left midway)

Educational Qualification

12th standard

Religion

Hinduism

Caste

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

Address

House No. B-63, Harmu Housing Colony, Ashok Nagar, Ranchi, Jharkhand

Hobbies

Cooking, Playing and Watching Sports (Cricket, Badminton, and Table-Tennis)

Controversies

• In 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.”

• On 25 August 2022, the Election Commission (EC) recommended the disqualification of Chief Minister Hemant Soren as MLA under the Representation of the People Act, 1951 after he was found guilty of misusing his position to allot a stone mining lease to himself; Soren also heads the state’s mining department. On 2 November 2022, the ED summoned him in a money laundering case related to alleged illegal mining in Jharkhand.

• On 29 January 2024, the ED seized a huge amount of cash from Soren’s residence in Delhi during a Rs. 600 crore land fraud investigation. Previously, Soren had avoided multiple ED summons, which led to this search operation. After briefly going missing, he was found in Jharkhand. Soren termed the accusations a political attack and planned to challenge them in court.

On 31 January 2024, he was arrested by the ED, becoming the third Jharkhand Chief Minister to be arrested after his father, Shibu Soren, and Madhu Koda; he was interrogated by the ED for nearly seven hours before the arrest.

 On 5 April 2024, the ED named Hemant Soren, revenue officer Bhanu Pratap Prasad, and two other government employees as accused in its charge sheet. 

On 22 May 2024, he withdrew his petition before the Supreme Court seeking interim bail and quashing of arrest.

Style Quotient

Car Collection

Tata Safari (2017 Model)

Assets/Properties (as in 2019)

Cash: 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

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Who is Hemant Soren?

Hemant Soren, born on 10 August 1975, is an Indian politician hailing from Jharkhand. He held the position of Jharkhand’s 5th Chief Minister from 2019 to 2024 and from 2013 to 2014. Additionally, he is the working president of the ‘Jharkhand Mukti Morcha’ political group in Jharkhand. Since 2014, he has been representing the Barhait body constituency in the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly, and he represented Dumka from 2019 to 2020 and from 2009 to 2014. From 2014 to 2019, he served as the leader of the opposition in the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly and was a member of the Rajya Sabha from Jharkhand from 2009 to 2010. Hemant Soren also held the position of Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand from 2010 to 2013. On February 1, Hemant Soren was accused by the Enforcement Directorate in a land scam case and faced the possibility of arrest. He contends that the central government acted appropriately in this matter.

Personal life and Education

Roopi and Shibu Soren, who was the former Chief Minister of Jharkhand and the founder-president of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, were Hemant Soren’s parents. Hemant was born in Nemara, in Bihar’s Ramgarh district (which is now in Jharkhand). He has two siblings, a sister named Durga Soren, and a younger brother named Basant, who is also an MLA from the Dumka constituency in Jharkhand. Hemant is the third child among the siblings. He completed his Intermediate education at Patna High School in Patna, Bihar. As per an affidavit submitted to the Election Commission, Hemant enrolled in Mechanical Engineering at BIT Mesra, Ranchi, but later discontinued his studies.

Awards & Honours

Soren received the Champions of Change Award in 2019 for his significant contributions to Dumka and Barhait constituency in Jharkhand. The award was presented by Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, on 20th January 2020.

Controversies

Soren is currently under investigation by the Enforcement Directorate for involvement in a land scam case. The investigation commenced at Hemant Soren’s New Delhi residence, where he had departed shortly before, on January 29, 2024. The Enforcement Directorate labeled him as “untraceable” and “missing” for a period of thirty hours. On January 30, 2024, he eventually arrived at his official residence in Ranchi, Jharkhand, acknowledging his strong connection with his constituents. Having evaded nine Enforcement Directorate summonses in the past, Hemant Soren was apprehended by the authorities on January 31, 2024. Subsequently, he submitted his resignation to the Governor of Jharkhand, C. P. Radhakrishnan, who appointed Champai Soren as his successor.

 Net Worth

CM Soren’s wealth is estimated to be around Rs 8.52 crore, with assets totaling approximately Rs 8.52 crore. His liabilities are approximately Rs 2 lakh. He receives a yearly compensation of around Rs 32,64,00 for his position as the chief minister of Jharkhand. CM Soren and his wife have investments in bonds, shares, and debentures amounting to approximately Rs 25 lakh. Additionally, they own a hatchback worth Rs 60,000, a Tata Safari costing around Rs 13 lakh, a Maruti Ciaz owned by his wife valued at Rs 5,50,000, a household car priced at Rs 3 lakh, and a rifle worth Rs 55,000.

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