• Short Summary

    CALCUTTA WAS QUIET ON FRIDAY (MARCH 20) 24 HOURS AFTER THE INDIAN PRESIDENT V. VENKATA?

  • Description

    CALCUTTA WAS QUIET ON FRIDAY (MARCH 20) 24 HOURS AFTER THE INDIAN PRESIDENT V. VENKATA GIRI CLAMPED THE STATE UNDER CENTRAL GOVERNMENT RULE AMID POLITICAL CHAOS.

    THERE WAS NO SIGN OF TROUBLE IN THE WEST BENGAL CAPITAL AND IT WAS BUSINESS AS USUAL FOLLOWING A WAVE OF CLASHES DURING A COMMUNIST-LED GENERAL STRIKE LAST TUESDAY WHICH LEFT AT LEAST 32 DEAD AND HUNDREDS INJURED.

    PRIME MINISTER INDIRA GANDHI'S GOVERNMENT IMPOSED DIRECT CENTRAL CONTROL -- KNOWN AS 'PRESIDENTIAL RULE' -- AFTER THE GOVERNOR, MR S.S. DHAVAN. REPORTED THAT CONSTITUTIONAL MACHINERY HAD BROKEN DOWN IN THE STATE.

    THE POLITICAL CRISIS WAS CREATED BY THE RESIGNATION OF THE WEST BENGAL MINISTER, AJOY MUKHERJEE, AND THE COLLAPSE OF THE 14-PARTY COALITION DOMINATED BY MARXISTS.

    THE MARXIST LEADER, MR JYOTI BASU, HAS CALLED FOR ELECTIONS TO BE HELD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3BRVP683IQS5D444K9UM46U4I
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BRVP683IQS5D444K9UM46U4I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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