More than seven hundred delegates attended the formal inauguration of the new Indian Swatantra 'Freedom Party' in Bombey, India, Aug 2-3.
More than seven hundred delegates attended the formal inauguration of the new Indian Swatantra 'Freedom Party' in Bombey, India, Aug 2-3. The party aims at replacing the ruling Congress Party, which is stated to be "intoxicated with power," and to "guide the country from Nehru to Gandhi."
The party - which proclaims Communism as its "Enemy No 1," - advocates "equality of opportunity for all people without distinction of religion, caste, occupation, or political affiliation." According to the party's founder - leader, Mr. C. Rajagopalachari - who was the first Indian Government General of India - the doors of the party are open to "the Prince and the peasant, captains of industry and toilers in the factories, small shopkeepers an well as wholesalers, and the common man who prized his liberty."
On the subject of the dismissal of Kerala's Communist Government by Premier Nehru, Mr. Rajagonalachari said he felt happy that the "tiger" had been killed at Kerala and the "cattle" freed from its clutches.
In New Delhi Aug 3, thousands of Communists demonstrated outside the Parliament buildings as the party began a nation-wide protest against the Kerala dismissals. The flag and banner bearing crowd formed the biggest demonstration held before Parliament since India became an independent republic in 1947.