Regional parties have started changing their strategy after the massive drubbing in elections. BSP has decided to contest alone the 11 Assembly by-polls. In Bihar, Nitish Kumar inducted 8 JDU MLAs into his cabinet. BJP and LJP were left out, leading to speculations about a rift. In WB, Trinamool has begun stocktaking exercise amidst massive defections to BJP. On ‘RajNiti’, Aditya Raj Kaul discusses the decisive mandate to BJP forcing regional parties and alliances to re-strategise their plans.