The BJP is strongly banking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his governance in its ambition to win the crucial polls alone for the first time. The party's focus is expected to be on law and order situation during the present regime of Nitish Kumar as well as corruption during RJD government of Lalu Prasad, a senior BJP leader said.

While expressing confidence about BJP emerging victorious, the leader made it clear that the party will face a 'difficult' challenge if JD(U) and RJD merge. JD(U) and RJD had earlier agreed to merge but have lately been undecisive on merger.
Terming as 'unnatural' the coming together of JD(U) and RJD, the BJP leader pointed out that the entire politics of Nitish Kumar has been anti-Lalu Prasad and he has benefitted from Lalu-bashing too.

The BJP feels that Kumar has been a 'first-class performer' under a stable regime, but has been a 'disaster under unstable conditions', which it will highlight in the run up to polls.

The party,  on its part, is also keeping its doors are open for Dalit leader and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who floated his own party 'Hindustani Awam Morcha'. The party, however, is non-committal on any truck with former RJD MP Pappu Yadav.

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