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BEIJING CONFERENCE-Uphill Task

preparation for the next elections. Narasimha Rao, fully aware of the ambivalence and divisions among the leaders of the rival Congress, is playing upon them. While expelling the ringleaders like Arjun Singh and N D Tiwari. he has refrained from taking action against others who attended the May 19 convention, thus keeping the doors open for those who after a brief period of disillusionment with the Singh-Tiwari leadership may decide to come back to the parent party. Given the fragile nature of the Congress headed by Singh and Tiwari, the National Front-Left parties combine may not be willing to have much to do with it and the two leaders may well find themselves in the political wilderness on the eve of the next elections.

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