With less than a month to go for the assembly elections, two Congress veterans are sulking, ostensibly cold-shouldered by party president Rahul Gandhi. Rahul’s erstwhile mentor Digvijaya Singh couldn’t ensure tickets for some of his aides despite heading the coordination committee. He apparently had a big showdown with Jyotiraditya Scindia, who has Rahul’s backing on most issues. In Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot hasn’t got far with his hints to Rahul to declare him the party’s chief ministerial candidate; the Congress president reminded him of media surveys projecting Pilot as the most popular choice. Gehlot and Singh could learn from another veteran, Madhya Pradesh Congress president and nine-time Lok Sabha MP Kamal Nath, who has kept quiet so far, knowing full well that victory makes bargaining room.