• Short Summary

    THE FIRST ELECTION TO BE HELD IN GOA, SINCE INDIA SEIZED THE TINY ENCLAVE ON THE WEST COAST OF INDIA FROM PORTUGAL, TWO YEARS AGO, WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (MONDAY).

  • Description

    THE FIRST ELECTION TO BE HELD IN GOA, SINCE INDIA SEIZED THE TINY ENCLAVE ON THE WEST COAST OF INDIA FROM PORTUGAL, TWO YEARS AGO, WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (MONDAY).BIG QUESTION FACING THE 340,000 VOTERS CONCERNS THE FUTURE RELATIONSHIP OF THE TERRITORY WITH THE INDIAN UNION - WHETHER TO MERGE WITH THE NEXT DOOR STATE OF MAHARASHTRA, OR WORK FOR AN ENTIRELY SEPARATE STATE OF GOA, WITHIN THE UNION.

    (AT PRESENT GOA IS A TERRITORY, ADMINISTERED UNDER THE INDIAN MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS.)
    FOR WEEKS THE PARTIES HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING THEIR CAMPAIGNS IN THE MAIN TOWN PANJIM AND IN THE SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE - MARCHES, SLOGANS, SPEECHES AND COLOURFUL RALLIES.

    STRONGEST AMONG THE FOUR MAIN PARTIES COMPETING FOR THE 30 SEATS IN THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY AND TWO IN THE CENTRAL PARLIAMENT, IS THE CONGRESS PARTY.COMMENTATORS BELIEVE THAT ITS POLICY OF KEEPING GOA UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT FOR THE PRESENT, WILL GAIN MOST SEATS BUT FAIL TO SECURE AND OVERALL MAJORITY.THERE IS WIDE SUPPORT ALSO FOR THE POLICY OF MERGING WITH THE NEXT DOOR STATE OF MAHARASHTRA - ADVOCATED BY MAHARASHTRAWADI GOMANTAK, A PARTY LINKED WITH INDIA'S OPPOSITION PRAJA SOCIALIST PARTY.TWO OTHER PARTIES ARE THE UNITED GOANS, WHO DEMAND THAT GOA BECOME A FULLY FLEDGED INDIAN STATE; AND THE FRENTE POPULAR, WHICH GENERALLY SUPPORTS THE CONGRESS LINE ON GOA'S FUTURE.IN ALL THERE WILL BE 159 CANDIDATES IN THE FIELD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4HX0F8IDEC9VGGOT5IJN95NU7
    Media URN:
    VLVA4HX0F8IDEC9VGGOT5IJN95NU7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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