Just a few days before the ghar wapasi of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on July 26, Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das had said his Bihar counterpart was as powerless as former prime minister Manmohan Singh because real power lay with Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. He had also publicly mocked Nitish’s booze ban; the Jharkhand government was, in fact, all set to run liquor shops from August 1. In a quick change of heart, Raghubar seems to have embraced both Nitish and prohibition. At a BJP meeting at Giridih, he lauded Nitish’s homecoming. U-turns, clearly, are the flavour of the season.