It's a big, big exhale for the Congress after top leader Ahmed Patel managed his re-election to the Rajya Sabha, but the victory is also a curious whodunit. To win, Mr Patel, who is the top aide to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, needed 44 votes. He got 44. It was that tight. And it wasn't without "a foreign hand" - his victory rests on cross-voting by a lawmaker from another party.