Assuming that his party will win enough seats to make a difference in the Lok Sabha, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has pledged his allegiance. To the highest bidder.
Give special economic packages to his state, he says, and he will lend his support to whoever does so.
This is refreshing only in the sense that he is being honest about his motives for extending political support, instead of the usual roundabout way of ‘thinking about the country’ and ‘wanting India to develop and be a world power’.
This kind of thinking is all it takes anyway.