Friends-turned-foes Lalu and Nitish, out of a desperation that followed the BJP's extraordinary performance in the 2014 general elections, have come together once more to contest the upcoming state assembly election in October this year. Can the JD(U) star and development man Nitish and RJD chief Lalu--the man behind Jungle Raj -- ever get used to each other's way of functioning? To make sense of this we need to examine certain old stereotypes.
Abhishek Choudhary is a journalist and researcher in Delhi. He was formerly assistant editor of the media watch website The Hoot.
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