Lalu knows he cannot for long keep his men without the state machinery at his disposal. His only comfort zone as of now is the company of wily Surjeet, whose party, notwithstanding the liberal dose of fodder from RJD, could not win more than a solitary seat, in the ?holier than thou? crusade for secularism. Hence the two together are hatching for a fresh poll in Bihar. The days ahead, as they unfold, the bruised egos of the wounded warriors, will hit headlines, with melancholic doodle cacophony.