• Short Summary

    MRS INDIRA GANDHI'S RULING WING OF THE CONGRESS PARTY HAS BEEN HOLDING ITS FIRST MEETING SINCE THE SPLIT IN THE PARTY TWO MONTHS AGO.

  • Description

    MRS INDIRA GANDHI'S RULING WING OF THE CONGRESS PARTY HAS BEEN HOLDING ITS FIRST MEETING SINCE THE SPLIT IN THE PARTY TWO MONTHS AGO. MRS GANDHI HOPES THAT THE MEETING, IN BOMBAY, WILL SHOW THAT HER SECTION OF THE PARTY HAS MORE FOLLOWERS THAN THE FRACTION WHICH HAS NOW GONE INTO OPPOSITION. ALTHOUGH MRS GANDHI HAS A MINORITY OF THE PARTY SUPPORTING HER IN PARLIAMENT, SHE HAS THE SUPPORT OF INDEPENDENTS AND SOME OPPOSITION GROUPS.

    MRS GANDHI WAS CHEERED BY THOUSANDS WHEN SHE ARRIVED IN BOMBAY ON DECEMBER THE 25TH FOR THE MEETING WHICH BEGAN THE FOLLOWING DAY. THE MEETING WAS HELD UNDER HUGE AWNINGS IN THE CITY'S MAIN PUBLIC SQUARE. THE SLOGAN FOR THE MEETING WAS "QUIT POVERTY".

    A WEEK EARLIER THE OPPOSITION CONGRESS PARTY, LED BY MR. S. NIJALINGAPPA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE PARTY BEFORE THE SPLIT, HELD A MEETING IN AHMEDABAD. BOTH GROUPS WANT TO BE RECOGNISED AS THE LAWFUL CONGRESS PARTY AND TO INHERIT THE PARTY ORGANISATION AND FUNDS.

    AT THE BOMBAY MEETING OF MRS GANDHI'S PARTY, RADICALS PRESSED FOR A BIGGER SWING TO THE LEFT THAN THEIR LEADERS ENVISAGED FOR INDIA. THE SUBJECTS COMMITTEE DISCUSSING A RESOLUTION AIM TO FORM THE BASIS OF PARTY POLICY, ADOPTED THREE AMENDMENTS AIMED AT STIFFENING STATE CONTROL OVER THE ECONOMY. THE RESOLUTION IS TO BE PRESENTED TO THE PLENARY SESSION OF THE PARTY MEETING WHICH IS STILL GOING ON IN BOMBAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4GVQWH2BSNFLI7O4TJLYG4MV
    Media URN:
    VLVA4GVQWH2BSNFLI7O4TJLYG4MV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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