When the audience of Nitish Kumar chant "Modi, Modi" at rallies, Bihar's "Mr Cool" turns furious asking them to leave the venue. But what when during most of their election speech, Nitish and his "mahagathbandhan" friends take the name of PM Narendra Modi? Should not they be booed off the stage for doing so, that too in the serious ecosystem of elections?
In Bihar, predictions of mahapandits don't work. Whatever be the fallout of the Manjhi episode on the upcoming elections, the leader has made an indelible mark in Bihar politics. Much will depend on the Mahadalit votes amid the changing caste equations and Kurmi-Yadav integration.
In Uttar Pradesh, waiting for electricity is like waiting for Godot. The power is conspicuous by its absence here. Wait endlessly for power, from evening until morning. Only one in seven dawns has the ceiling fans spinning. Thus begins the day in Uttar Pradesh.