High-profile leaders who burnt their fingers:
- Natwar Singh and son Jagat Singh sacked for hobnobbing with the BJP.
- Rashid Alvi quit SP to join Mayawati. Now he is in the Congress.
- P.G.R. Sindhia expelled as BSP general secretary in Karnataka. He was earlier with the JD(S).
- Mayawati's man in Himachal Pradesh and one time Congress minister, Vijay Singh Mankotia, says that he is so disillusioned that he quit politics.