Lot of serious analysis and pop-analysis have been done about Bihar election results. Prescriptions are being doled out by well-wishers of BJP and critics as well. Overall message is, BJP must reorganize, mid-level leaders must come down from their high horses (or high flying copters and chartered planes), NDA government must show results and Modi should have a hard look at his cabinet, throw out non-performers and promote efficient ones. There have been homilies about RSS leaving BJP alone to RSS must have more control over BJP. People on both ends are sure that (a) BJP won on agenda of development or (b) BJP won on agenda of Hindutva.
A friend of mine, moved to Chennai a decade back. As we chatted away, he told me, "I was a normal happy secular Hindu. But, after reading 'The Hindu' here for a few months, I have become staunch 'kattar' Hindu!"
Not many would be aware that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh supported the formation of the first nationalist political party in 1951 by deputing some of its smartest organisers (prachaaraks) on request from the founder of the party, Dr. Shyamaprasad Mukherjee. That was the first foray of RSS into politics since its birth in 1925.