The crisis in the NDA, particularly the BJP was exemplified by LK Advani's passage to Pakistan and the whole Jinnah controversy. And as the BJP's Young Jerks refused to play ball, he got into a funk and a flap and squabbled with such varied personages as the RSS's K.S. Sudarshan, and his own party's Yashwant Sinha and Madan Lal Khurana. He refused to apologise, called himself Arjuna (presumably the RSS were the Kauravas?), tried redefining the BJP and moderating its ideology, said the relationship with the RSS was not umbilical but 'symbiotic', but the Sangh cut him no slack, and finally came his decision to quit in December. If there were highs of the NDA win in Bihar, Uma Bharati soon put cold water on it all, and called him as one of the two pilots of the hijacked plane that had been hijacked by four terrorists, and then came the shame of candid camera that not only took the focus away from NDA's offensive on Volcker, but also showed how low the party with a difference has sunk.