Attending a marriage in the family of a political rival was a warm gesture.
A major chunk of the credit rests with Sushil Modi.
To add to CM's advantage is the fact that the RJD is in no position to call off the Grand Alliance and will have to stay with JD(U).
By endorsing Ram Nath Kovind as President, Nitish Kumar has left Lalu Yadav and Opposition on their toes
Political sources in Patna see Bihar CM's decision to back BJP's choice as an expression of his growing despair.
Bihar CM's second visit to the state within a month has crucial political significance.
BJP sees a silver lining in the fact that the Bihar CM has distanced himself from corruption charges against Lalu Yadav.
The saffron party must introspect how it picked and promoted Lal Babu Prasad.