The Nitish camp is busy carrying out damage control exercise after the captain of the Mahagathbandhan ship (Mulayam) left the wheel and the ship is juddering. In this scenario, there is every threat that the ship might sink. It is now said that Lalu does not want that Mulayam’s party contest the elections separately. For, this will not only engender a split in Yadav votes but the Muslim votes also can be divided. Other Backwards votes too can part their way. But Mulayam is enraged by the insult heaped on him. However, the self-proclaimed ‘sushan purush’ is not worried by this development.