• Short Summary

    THE EXPULSION OF PRIME MINISTER MRS INDIRA GANDHI FROM INDIA'S RULING CONGRESS PARTY WAS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED AT A WORKING COMMITTED MEETING OF PARTY LEADERS IN NEW DELHI YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description

    THE EXPULSION OF PRIME MINISTER MRS INDIRA GANDHI FROM INDIA'S RULING CONGRESS PARTY WAS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED AT A WORKING COMMITTED MEETING OF PARTY LEADERS IN NEW DELHI YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). THE MEETING WAS BOYCOTTED BY MRS GANDHI AND HER SUPPORTERS.

    AT THE TIME OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT, DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE CITY CHANTING SLOGANS SUPPORTING MRS GANDHI. THE PRIME MINISTER, HERSELF, CONTINUED HER OFFICIAL PROGRAMMED BY WELCOMING DELEGATES TO AN ASIAN HIGHWAY SEMINAR.

    MRS GANDHI'S EXPULSION - FOR "GRAVE INDISCIPLINE" - WAS AGREED UPON BY 11 OF THE 21 WORKING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, HEADED BY THE CONGRESS PARTY PRESIDENT, MR. S. NIJALINGAPA. THEY CALLED ON THE PARTY TO ELECT A NEW LEADER IN PLACE OF THE 52-YEAR-OLD PRIME MINISTER.

    IN A LONG OFFICIAL STATEMENT, MRS GANDHI WAS ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTING TO CONCENTRATE ADMINISTRATIVE POWER IN HER OWN HANDS AND OF ATTEMPTING TO OUST THE PARTY PRESIDENT.

    NEWS OF THE EXPULSION HAD ALREADY BEEN GIVEN BY THE PARTY TREASURER, MR. S.K. PATIL. BUT THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE BY THE GENERAL SECRETARY, MR. SADIQ ALI:

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    Film ID:
    VLVACFE9NI4WQ34L8U2N8BMI9QFMI
    Media URN:
    VLVACFE9NI4WQ34L8U2N8BMI9QFMI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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