Patna, Jan. 27 -- All eyes were trained on Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday, January 27, with the JD(U) president appearing to be inching towards his second political volte face in less than three years.

Sources said that Nitish Kumar is likely to take the oath for the ninth time in Bihar on Sunday. He will visit the Governor's residence on Saturday, January 27, and hand over the list of MLAs followed by his resignation. He will also stake claim to form the new government.

The indication about the swearing-in ceremony in Raj Bhawan is getting stronger with the fact that the chief minister's office (CMO) has directed the officials to open the cabinet secretariat on Sunday, which normally is a weekly off for the officials.