Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today drew flak from leaders of various political parties for hugging Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav during the oath-taking ceremony of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
At 2 pm on Friday, Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar chief minister on a massive stage at Patna's Gandhi Maidan. Lalu Yadav's son Tejaswi Yadav was the next to be sworn in, followed by his older brother Tej Pratap; both are first time lawmakers.
An array of personalities, mostly from the non-BJP block, that could indicate possible future political alignments, will be present at the swearing in ceremony of Nitish Kumar, who is set to take over as Chief Minister for the third straight term tomorrow.
Union minister and BJP ally Ram Vilas Paswan today said Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments suggesting a review of reservation "led to fear among voters" in Bihar, which rejected the BJP's alliance in favour of the one led by Nitish Kumar in the assembly elections.
BJP lawmaker Shatrughan Sinha today said he received an invitation from Nitish Kumar for his oath-taking ceremony tomorrow but would not be able to attend the function due to "important personal engagements."