Patil was sworn in as a minister by Governor C.V. Rao at a function in Raj Bhavan.
The Ayodhya title suit is pending in the Supreme Court.
The court passed the order on a plea filed by the wife of Delhi-based journalist Prashant Kanojia.
The CM said that he would go for reshuffling of cabinet after two-and-half years.
The composition was changed late in the evening.
Kushwaha further said that there is nobody who has not been cheated by Kumar.
The worst cut of all was Rahul Gandhi’s defeat in his traditional Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh, where he had effortlessly won since 2004, when he debuted in politics.
The party organisation is learnt to be keen to have its gains in new fronts — West Bengal, Odisha, North-East and Telangana — reflected in the new council of ministers.
Several senior leaders, who were ministers in the previous government, are likely to be re-inducted into the council of ministers again.