Campaigning in India's General Election reached its climax at the weekend. In Bombay 47 candidates?
GV & SV Boats bearing Congress flags (2 shots)
GV Fishermen working on nets PAN to boats with flags of Shiv Sena party.
MV & SV Posters on walls and vehicles (4 shots)
MV Trucks with Shiv Sena supporters.
GV Mr. Bhandare and supporters in open Jeep flanked by supporters and dancers (5 shots)
GV & SV General Cariappa campaigning in open Jeep and garlanded by small girl (4 shots)
GV Balcony TILT down to MV and SV PAN of Mr. Joshi speaking to middle class voters (3 shots)
MV People looking from balcony as Joshi starts tour of poor locality (2 shots)
GTV, MV, CU & BV Mr. Kulkarni addressing following at street corner meeting (4 shots)
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Background: Campaigning in India's General Election reached its climax at the weekend. In Bombay 47 candidates are fighting for five seats in the House of the People. Among them is General K.M. Cariappa, India's first Army chief, who is standing as an Independent. Election fever is mounting and party emblems are everywhere--even on the boats on the boats of the fishermen in the harbour
Voting in the election begins on Monday (March I) and will continue for ten days. In Bombay itself it will take place on March 6.
Editors' attention is drawn to our Production Number 2154/71 "INDIA: POLITICAL ISSUES AND PERSONALITIES IN THE GENERAL ELECTION", syndicated on 24 February 1971.