• Short Summary

    Violence persists in West Bengal as India's General Election campaign reaches its closing stages. The?

  • Description

    1.
    GV and MV People in Market in rural area of West Bengal (2 shots)
    0.10

    2.
    MV Army truck with armed soldiers passes
    0.14

    3.
    CU and MV Election posters (2 shots)
    0.21

    4.
    SV PAN Mr. Mukherjee arrives at meeting
    0.29

    5.
    SV Crowds (2 shots)
    0.35

    6.
    SV Mukherjee seated looks through papers
    0.40

    7.
    MV and BV Bullock carts passing (2 shots)
    0.46

    8.
    SV Farmer ploughs field tilt to CU of plough
    0.58

    9.
    GV PAN and SV village and workers (3 shots)
    1.07

    10.
    GV and BV Anti-Marxist Communist procession in village
    1.22

    11.
    GTV Calcutta street scene
    1.26

    12.
    SV and MV congress candidate and supporters campaign in suburb (3 shots)
    1.41

    13.
    SCU Campaign posters (2 shots)
    1.46

    14.
    GV PAN Crowd at meeting
    1.50

    15.
    SCU Mr. Basu with supporters listen to party speech while crowd looks on (4 shots)
    2.06



    Initials DR. 9.42 DR.10.14



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Violence persists in West Bengal as India's General Election campaign reaches its closing stages. The States has been the scene of daily murders for some weeks. At least four candidates or prospective candidates have been murdered and there have been attempts on the life of several others. Much of the interest is centred on the contest in Baranagar Constituency near Calcutta. There, the Chief Minister of the last United Front Government, Mr. Ajoy Mukherjee of the Bangla Congress Party, is opposed by the former Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Jyoti Basu, the Marxist Communist Party leader. The election in West Bengal is on 10th. March.

    This film sets the scene for one of the crucial contests in India's election. Yesterday (28th February) we syndicated an election round-up from the other side of India, PRODUCTION NO. 2326/71: "ELECTION CANDIDATES CAMPAIGN IN BOMBAY".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5YAF8E5V6S766IIY2OTQ91YNN
    Media URN:
    VLVA5YAF8E5V6S766IIY2OTQ91YNN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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