INTRODUCTION India's new Prime Minister is 81 year of Mr Morarji Desai. He succeeds Mrs?
INTRODUCTION India's new Prime Minister is 81 year of Mr Morarji Desai. He succeeds Mrs Indira Gandhi who held the post for eleven years and is the first non-Congress party prime Minister. Mr Desai is leader of the Janata People's Party, which was formed out of an alliance of four non-communist opposition parties only two months ago and swept to power in general elections last week, ending the Congress party's 30 year's of dominance of indian politics since independence.
SYNOPSIS: Mr Desai was sworn in as Prime Minister by the acting President of india, Mr Basappa Jatti in New Delhi on Thursday (24 March). Earlier his election was approved by members of his party -- but it also caused an immediate split in the alliance which brought him to power. After the ceremony Mr Desai spoke about his new responsibilities.
Mr Desai also described the general elections as a "silent non-violent revolution unique in the history of the world."