Whenever the head of a political party, which is built around a family, passes away, such parties undergo several splits or sometimes even dissolve. This can be supported by several examples in the short history of independent India. In the latest instance, the Lok Janshakti Party formed by Ramvilas Paswan has suffered a similar fate, with the party splitting into two. What actually led to the split? Why did the split occur amid speculations of cabinet expansion? What is the role of politics in the state as well as of the alliance between the Nitish Kumar led JD(U) and BJP? In this episode of 'Aaj Ki Baat', senior journalist Urmilesh analyses these questions.