• Short Summary

    IT NOW SEEMS LIKELY THAT THE NEW PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA WILL BE A WOMAN - MRS INDIRA GANDHI, DAUGHTER OF THE LATE PRIME MINISTER, MR NEHRU.

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    IT NOW SEEMS LIKELY THAT THE NEW PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA WILL BE A WOMAN - MRS INDIRA GANDHI, DAUGHTER OF THE LATE PRIME MINISTER, MR NEHRU. MRS GANDHI JOINED OTHER MINISTERS IN A CONFERENCE OF THE RULING CONGRESS PARTY'S WORKING COMMITTEE YESTERDAY TO DISCUSS A SUCCESSOR TO MR SHASTRI, THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER WHO DIED ON TUESDAY.

    MRS GANDHI'S ELECTION SEEMS ENSURED BY THE ACTION OF THE CHIEF MINISTERS OF THE INDIA STATES, MOST OF WHICH ARE REPORTED TO HAVE THROWN THEIR SUPPORT BEHIND HER AS A CANDIDATE FOR PRIME MINISTER. THEY DECIDED THAT MRS GANDHI, AGED 48 AND NOW THE INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING MINISTER, WAS THE ONLY PERSON WHO COULD BE UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED BY THE CONGRESS PARTY WITHOUT A CONTEST.

    AT ITS MEETING IN NEW DELHI YESTERDAY, THE WORKING COMMITTEE OF THE CONGRESS PARTY DECIDED THAT ITS PARLIAMENTARY GROUP SHOULD MEET ON WEDNESDAY TO ELECT A SUCCESSOR TO MR SHASTRI, WHO SUCCEEDED MR NEHRU ON HIS DEATH IN 1964. MR SHASTRI DIED AFTER A HEART ATTACK AT TASHKENT, IN SOVIET CENTRAL ASIA, AFTER ATTENDING TALKS WITH PRESIDENT AYUB KHAN OF PAKISTAN ON KASHMIR.

    MR SHASTRI IS REPORTED TO HAVE DIED PENNILESS AFTER GIVING HIS SALARY OF GBP225 A MONTH TO PROMOTE INDIA'S SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT. HE HAD NO BANK BALANCE AND OWNED TO PROPERTY. HIS WIDOW WILL RECEIVE A MONTHLY PENSION OF ABOUT GBP75.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8V6JEP33E4M5UYU5W8RA28Q0H
    Media URN:
    VLVA8V6JEP33E4M5UYU5W8RA28Q0H
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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