• Short Summary

    MRS. INDIRA GANDHI, THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, SPOKE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ABOUT THE DEEPENING RIFT IN?

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN NEWSMEN SEATED
    0.13

    2.
    STV MRS GANDHI ARRIVING (2 SHOTS)
    0.29

    3.
    MV CAMERAMAN
    0.30

    4.
    GV AUDIENCE
    0.35

    5.
    SCU MRS GANDHI SPEAKING - SOF BEGINS: "AS FAR AS THE SPLIT ..." SOF ENDS: "...ONE STATE AFTER ANOTHER"
    1.34

    6.
    GV MRS GANDHI AND NEWSMEN
    1.37

    7.
    SCU MRS GANDHI SOF CONTINUES: "WE SHOULD BE..." SOF ENDS: "...SOME LITTLE EFFORTS."
    2.51


    TRANSCRIPT: MRS. GANDHI: "AS FAR AS THE SPLIT IS CONCERNED, I THINK THAT WORD IS BEING OVER-USED, IF I CAN PUT IT THAT WAY. AFTER ALL THE CONGRESS HAS SPLIT IN EVERY STATE LONG AGO. I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. ARE THERE NOT TWO CONGRESSES IN ORISSA, IN BENGAL, IN KERALA, IN ALMOST EVERY STATE, IN THE U.P. (UTTAR PRADESH). SO LET US NOT THINK IN TERMS OF SLOGANS OR SPECIFIC WORDS. IT IS TRUE THAT THERE IS A SERIOUS SITUATION, BUT THAT SITUATION HAS NOT BEEN OF OUR MAKING. IT HAS BEEN IN THE BUILDING NOW FOR MANY YEARS. AND IT IS BECAUSE OF A PARTICULAR ATTITUDE, NOT WANTING TO ACCOMMODATE DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW AND SO ON, THAT THIS SITUATION HAS RISEN OVER THE YEARS IN ONE STATE AFTER ANOTHER. (PAUSE) WE SHOULD BE VERY WELL AWARE THAT THIS IS NOT AT ALL A STRUGGLE FOR POWER OR A CLASH OF PERSONALITY. IT IS ... IT'S SEVERAL THINGS TOGETHER, I WOULD SAY. BUT IT'S BASICALLY A DIFFERENCE OF OUTLOOK. WE FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT UNLESS THE CONGRESS IS MUCH MORE DEMOCRATIC IN ITS SET-UP AT ALL LEVELS, UNLESS IT STANDS, NOT ONLY STANDS FOR BUT IT IS WILLING TO STRUGGLE FOR ITS IDEALS, ITS PROGRAMMES, ITS POLICIES, WHICH ARE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AS WELL AS A QUESTION OF METHOD OF WORKING AND OF LOOKING AT QUESTIONS.... THE WORLD IS CHANGING BUT OUR PARTY HAS NOT CHANGED, WE FEEL, ALONG WITH IT. THAT IS WHY TODAY IT IS NOT, IT DOESN'T OCCUPY THE POSITION IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE THAT IT SHOULD DO AND IT CAN DO WITH SOME LITTLE EFFORT."




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    Background: MRS. INDIRA GANDHI, THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, SPOKE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ABOUT THE DEEPENING RIFT IN THE CONGRESS PARTY. BUT SHE DENIED SHE HAD ANY PLAN TO ASK PRESIDENT GIRI TO DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT.

    MRS. GANDHI MADE HER STATEMENT AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN NEW DELHI.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5OEZZCIG9NFYTD2P7XNU8GOPL
    Media URN:
    VLVA5OEZZCIG9NFYTD2P7XNU8GOPL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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