• Short Summary

    Former India Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi's continued domination of the Congress Party, despite its election defeat in March, was demonstrated on Friday (6 May) when her candidate for the party presidency won by a wide margin.

  • Description

    Former India Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi's continued domination of the Congress Party, despite its election defeat in March, was demonstrated on Friday (6 May) when her candidate for the party presidency won by a wide margin. The Victory went to former Home Minister Brahmananda Reddy who was directly responsible for administering the state of internal emergency which is blamed for the Congress Party's electoral downfall.

    SYNOPSIS: The election took place at the party's headquarters in New Delhi after a bitter two-day meeting of the party's national committee. The session started on Thursday (5 March) with a flag raising ceremony. Mrs Gandhi later gave an emotional speech.

    The defeated anti-Gandhi candidate was Siddhartha Shankar Ray.

    Mr Reddy won with a wide margin of 317 votes to 160 over Mr Ray.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8GE1A7CD4CI8HQKNPP67GRHGO
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GE1A7CD4CI8HQKNPP67GRHGO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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