It isn`t only the end of a decade-old relationship, which hurt the BJP. After all, the party has never been averse to ending an alliance if it feels it can gain from the split or if the partnership has become politically meaningless.
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Image: Senior BJP Leader LK Advani addresses media persons as opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh and Asom Gana Parishad President Chandramohan Patowary look on during a press conference in New Delhi on March 5, 2009