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    In India the youth movement of the ousted Congress Party has staged its first demonstration against the new Janata Party government.

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    In India the youth movement of the ousted Congress Party has staged its first demonstration against the new Janata Party government.

    On Monday (2 May) young Congress Party workers in New Delhi moved in procession through the city streets, protesting against rising prices and shouting slogans against India's new Prime Minister, Mr Morarji Desai. However local observers point out that prices have been rising for the past six months, well before the general election when the Janata Party defeated Congress -- the latter having ruled India since independence in 1949.

    Outside the Prime Minister's residence the demonstrators demanded an immediate cost-of-living allowance and their leader, Youth Congress General Secretary Lalit Makhan, handed over a memorandum to the Prime Minister's Private Secretary. As the police stopped the demonstration there were some scuffles, but the youth movement supporters continued to shout slogans in favour of India's former Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4OC8CH1R76N0EBO1ZPN8I150R
    Media URN:
    VLVA4OC8CH1R76N0EBO1ZPN8I150R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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