• Short Summary

    IN BOMBAY, THE GREAT COMMERCIAL CITY OF INDIA AND ONE OF THE MOST COSMOPOLITAN CITIES IN THE WORLD, A NEW POLITICAL PARTY HAS BEEN FORMED AND ITS POLICY IS REGIONALISM.

  • Description

    IN BOMBAY, THE GREAT COMMERCIAL CITY OF INDIA AND ONE OF THE MOST COSMOPOLITAN CITIES IN THE WORLD, A NEW POLITICAL PARTY HAS BEEN FORMED AND ITS POLICY IS REGIONALISM. THE FOUR AND A HALF MILLION CITIZENS OF BOMBAY -- THE CITY KNOWN AS LITTLE INDIA -- ARE CONFRONTED BY THE SHIV SENA PARTY, WHICH LITERALLY MEANS THE ARMY OF SHIVAJI.

    THE SHIV SENA PARTY HAS BEEN FOUNDED BY A 42 YEAR-OLD CARTOONIST MR BAL THACKEREY. IN THE 18 MONTHS OF ITS EXISTENCE THE PARTY HAS GONE FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH ON A THEME OF MAHARASHTRA FOR THE MAHARASHTRIANS. THE MAHARASHTRIANS ARE THE LARGEST SINGLE COMMUNITY IN BOMBAY.

    MR THACKEREY EDITS A NEWSPAPER CALLED "MARMIK" AND WITH THIS HE CONVEYS HIS POLICIES TO HIS READERS. HE SAYS THAT THE RIGHTS OF THE LOCAL POPULATION HAVE NOT BEEN SAFEGUARDED BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT. THE SHIV SENA PARTY POLICY WOULD MEAN THE RESERVATION OF BOTH JOBS AND HOUSES FOR MAHARASHTRIANS.

    TO DATE MR THACKEREY HAS HAD SOME SUCCESS. HIS PARTY LINKED WITH THE PRAJA SOCIALIST PARTY TO CONTEST THE BOMBAY CIVIC ELECTIONS AND THE TWO PARTIES EMERGED AS THE SECOND LARGEST GROUP IN THE COUNCIL AND THEREBY BECAME THE MAJOR OPPOSITION WITH 53 OUT OF THE 140 SEAS.

    THE PRAJA SOCIALIST PARTY, LED BY PROFESSOR MADHU DANDAVATE, HAS REGAINED MUCH OF ITS WANING INFLUENCE SINCE IT LINKED WITH SHIV SENA WHICH IS VIOLENTLY ANTI-COMMUNIST.

    THE SHIV SENA'S SYMBOL IS A TIGER AND THEIR ELECTION SYMBOL IS A BOW AND ARROW. THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT THE TIGER OF SHIV SENA WILL BE SEEN A LOT MORE IN THE CIVIC ELECTIONS OF BOMBAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7S3VAJAK6KW7TRS42OLDRCNR1
    Media URN:
    VLVA7S3VAJAK6KW7TRS42OLDRCNR1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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