The Congress party sees Bihar as its comeback chance. From four members in the last Bihar assembly, the party now has 27. Four Congressmen took oath as ministers, with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi attending the ceremony, in Patna today.
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.