BJP has three bugbears in Jharkhand — Maoists, Pathalgadi protesters and church.
One common denominator for electoral success in Bihar has always been chief minister Nitish Kumar.
The Bihar Assembly seat was held by the ruling JD(U) which is why the poll outcome is of huge symbolic value.
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.