Ranchi, Jan 7: Jharkhand Chief Minister Shibu Soren on Thursday, Jan 7, won the confidence motion by 19 votes in the state Assembly.
Soren claimed support of 46 MLAs in the 81-member House.
On Dec 27, Soren had been invited by Governor K Sankaranarayanan to form the government.
He was asked to seek a vote of confidence by Jan 8, when he was sworn in for a third time as chief minister on Dec 30.
Soren heads a coalition government that includes NDA and other small parties.