Initially kept aloof from the BJP's dirty tricks campaign, later 'persuaded' to join Advani
Opposed to the mudslinging campaign against Pratibha Patil from the very start
Unhappy with Shekhawat for trying to replace her as CM with his son-in-law Narpat Rajvi
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
One of those who felt the ugly slugfest will be politically counter-productive
***The BJP had hoped that a high-profile presidential poll would act as a tonic for jaded party workers in the run-up to the 2009 general elections. Instead, it appears to have done precisely the opposite....