• Short Summary

    A VAST CROWD CHANTING, "GO BACK DHARMA VIRA" CORDONED THE ENTRANCE TO WEST BENGAL'S LEGISLATURE ASSEMBLY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WHEN GOVERNOR DHARMA VIRA ARRIVED TO OPEN ITS FIRST SESSION.

  • Description

    A VAST CROWD CHANTING, "GO BACK DHARMA VIRA" CORDONED THE ENTRANCE TO WEST BENGAL'S LEGISLATURE ASSEMBLY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WHEN GOVERNOR DHARMA VIRA ARRIVED TO OPEN ITS FIRST SESSION.

    THE COMMUNIST-DOMINATED UNITED FRONT GOVERNMENT, ELECTED TO POWER RECENTLY, WANT THE 63-YEAR-OLD GOVERNOR REMOVED FROM HIS POST. HE HAS BECOME THE FOCAL POINT IN A DRAMATIC INITIAL SHOWDOWN WITH THE INDIAN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.

    THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HAVE REFUSED TO DISMISS THE GOVERNOR AND, UNDER THE CONSTITUTION, MR. DHARMA VIRA WAS OBLIGED TO READ TO THE ASSEMBLY'S BUDGET SESSION, A SPEECH WRITTEN FOR HIM BY THE UNITED FRONT GOVERNMENT.

    HE READ THE SPEECH IN ITS ENTIRELY, APART FROM ONE PARAGRAPH CONTAINING DEROGATORY REFERENCES TO HIMSELF AND THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.

    CHIEF MINISTER MR. ADJOY MUKHERJEE OBJECTED TO THE OMISSION.

    WHEN THE GOVERNOR LEFT THE ASSEMBLY THE CROWD OUTSIDE STEPPED-UP ITS CHANTING, CALLING ON HIM TO RESIGN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACHNKK9D2H95ZC6VM0X4URT1BW
    Media URN:
    VLVACHNKK9D2H95ZC6VM0X4URT1BW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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