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Restricted Patents and Drug Industry

But once it became clear that there was no prospect of BKD merging with Congress(R), the coalition ceased to serve the Prime Minister's purpose. But, unlike Kamlapati Tripathi and other State Congress(R) leaders, the Prime "Minister was for some time opposed to a precipitate withdrawal of Congress support to Charan Singh. For one thing, she was not sure that an alternative arrangement, more favourable to her purposes, could be immediately devised; for another, a section of the Central Congress leadership, not too favourably disposed to Kamlapati Tripathi, was against disturbing the Charan Singh Government just now. What finally helped Tripathi to have his way was BKD s opposition to the Bill to abolish privy purses. But for the votes cast against it by BKD members, the Bill would have got through Rajya Sabha. The UP Congress leaders exploited the Prime Minister's fire over this to get her to agree to the party's withdrawal from the coalition.

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