• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT RADHAKRISHNAN OF INDIA ADMINISTERED THE OATH OF OFFICE TO A CARETAKER GOVERNMENT SOON AFTER PRIME MINISTER LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI DIED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    PRESIDENT RADHAKRISHNAN OF INDIA ADMINISTERED THE OATH OF OFFICE TO A CARETAKER GOVERNMENT SOON AFTER PRIME MINISTER LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI DIED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). THE ACTING PRIME MINISTER WAS MR GULZARILAL NANDA, WHO HAS BEEN MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS IN MR SHASTRI'S GOVERNMENT.

    MR NANDA WILL LEAD AN INTERIM GOVERNMENT UNTIL THE RULING CONGRESS PARTY CHOOSES A NEW LEADER. HE HELD THE SAME POST AFTER MR NEHRU DIED IN 1964. THE MINISTERS IN THE CARETAKER GOVERNMENT HELD THE SAME POSTS UNDER MR SHASTRI, AND HIS SUCCESSOR IS LIKELY TO COME FROM AMONG THEM. AFTER THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY, MR NANDA LEFT THE PRESIDENTIAL RESIDENCE AHEAD OF HIS COLLEAGUES. WITH HIM WAS MRS INDIRA GANDHI, MR NEHRU'S DAUGHTER AND MINISTER OF INFORMATION. SHE HAS BEEN MENTIONED AS A POSSIBLE NEW LEADER FOR INDIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA414OG27VB8VN4NX69WV39GOMA
    Media URN:
    VLVA414OG27VB8VN4NX69WV39GOMA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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