Rejected imposition of Presidents rule in the state after massacre of Harijans (despite declaring Rabri Devi "had no moral authority to rule"). Upset state unit became junior partner of RJD , pushed JD into NDA .
Attended Subramanian Swamys do for M K chief Jayalalitha, ignalling her withdrawal of support from the B J P coalition toppling of the government by one vote. Vajpayee gained sympathy.
Publicly claimed support of 272 MPs, only to fall woefully short after being snubbed by secular allies (SP, RSP , AIFB ), leading to dissolution of Parliament. Lost face, precipitated elections inopportune time, Vajpayee became caretaker PM.
RAM, RAHIM, ROBERT REBELLION
Allowed coterieengineered rift with Sharad Pawar & Co to deepen to the point of a split. Country wide of face, decimation of base in Maharashtra, reverses the Northeast, boost to disidence in all states, put forigner issue centrestage until rgil happened.
Quit as party president after the rebel questioned her credentials be PM but came back after heir expulsion and nine-day orgy of sycophancy by party workers. Lost credibility,charged with authoritarianism, gained nothing.
BANSI LAL BUNGLE
Backed HVP government after withdrew support, then ditched HVP after Bansi Lal eneged on promise to step down, clearing the way for BJP -backed INLD . Played BJP s hands, suffered setback in Haryana.