What has gone wrong between Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad?
Astute manipulation of the caste matrix and a savvy campaign led the Grand Alliance of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad to an epochal victory. The BJP underestimated the power of its opponent and fell victim to its own contradictions
Strong regional parties will continue to hold sway against the BJP
Nitish Kumar reinvented himself and socially engineered his campaign around goodwill he knew he held among Biharis
The Bihar election has turned from caste to a battle between two towering personalities
As Bihar is set to become a defining battle for Narendra Modi, Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, the political cartel of backward castes faces a mortal threat from the underdogs