• Short Summary

    MRS INDIRA GANDHI, THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE MR. NEHRU, YESTERDAY BECAME INDIA'S FIRST WOMAN?

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    MRS INDIRA GANDHI, THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE MR. NEHRU, YESTERDAY BECAME INDIA'S FIRST WOMAN POLITICAL LEADER WHEN SHE WAS ELECTED TO LEAD THE RULING PARLIAMENTARY CONGRESS PARTY.

    FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SIX MEMBERS OF THE PARLIAMENTARY PARTY VOTED IN THE ELECTION. FINAL RESULTS WERE MRS GANDHI 355 VOTES, AND MR. MORARJI DESAI, HER ONLY OPPONENT, 169 VOTES. MRS GANDHI WAS NOMINATED BY THE ACTING PRIME MINISTER, MR. NANDA, WHO TOOK OVER LEADERSHIP ON THE DEATH OF MR. SHASTRI AT TASHKENT TEN DAYS AGO.

    AFTER THE RESULT OF THE ELECTION WAS ANNOUNCED MR. DESAI TOLD CONGRESS PARTY MEMBERS HE WOULD CO-OPERATE WITH MRS GANDHI.

    MRS GANDHI'S ELECTION WAS GREETED JUBILANTLY BY MEMBERS WHO HAD VOTED. SHE WAS SURROUNDED BY HAPPY SUPPORTERS, AND ADORNED WITH GARLANDS OF FLOWERS. SHE HAS PLEDGED TO DEVOTE HERSELF TO ALLEVIATING THE MANY PROBLEMS AT PRESENT FACING INDIA.

    LATER AT A NEWS CONFERENCE ATTENDED BY INDIAN AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSMEN SHE SAID THAT INDIA WOULD CONTINUE TO ABIDE BY THE TASHKENT AGREEMENT SIGNED BY MR. SHASTRI AND PRESIDENT AYUB KHAN ONLY A FEW HOURS BEFORE THE INDIAN LEADER DIED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2XJPXBDPHUREBZFN41AE2EQUV
    Media URN:
    VLVA2XJPXBDPHUREBZFN41AE2EQUV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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