The odd man out. LK Advani with senior leaders Jaswant Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley during the launch of party's IT vision in New Delhi. Mr Jaitley's problems with Party President Rajnath Singh over the appointment of Sudhanshu Mittal, a businessman known as a fixer, as co-convener of North-East Affairs is well-known. Post Script: Many believed that this rift led to the party not doing as well as it could have. Before the year was out, Mr Rajnath Singh's term as party president had ended and Mr Jaitley was ensconced as the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha. Mr Jaswant Singh, of course, had been "expelled" from the party over l'affaire Jinnah, but there already was talk of his "home-coming" in the coming year.