• Short Summary

    DR. RAM SUBHAG SINGH--LAST WEEK SACKED BY MRS. GANDHI AS RAILWAY MINISTER--WAS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) ELECTED?

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    DR. RAM SUBHAG SINGH--LAST WEEK SACKED BY MRS. GANDHI AS RAILWAY MINISTER--WAS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) ELECTED OPPOSITION LEADER OF INDIA'S LOWER HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT. HIS APPOINTMENT WAS ANNOUNCED AT A MEETING HELD IN THE NEW DELHI HOME OF CONGRESS PARTY PRESIDENT SIDDAVAHALLI NIJALINGAPPA--AT WHICH MR. MORARJI DESAI WAS ELECTED PARTY CHAIRMAN. MEANWHILE, A LARGE DEMONSTRATION GATHERED OUTSIDE PRIME MINISTER INDIRA GANDHI'S HOME, PROTESTING AGAINST THE "HUMILIATION" OF INDIA AT THE RECENT ISLAMIC CONFERENCE IN RABAT.

    AFTER THE MEETING AT HIS HOME, MR. NIJALINGAPPA ANNOUNCED THE NEW LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
    MRS. GANDHI LAST WEEK SURVIVED ONE CRISIS WHEN THE OLD GUARD OPPOSITION HEADED BY MR. NIJALINGAPPA DECIDED TO EXPEL HER FROM THE CONGRESS PARTY AND SHE WAS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORTED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY PARTY IN A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE. YESTERDAY, THE OPPOSITION PUBLICLY CALLED FOR ANOTHER VOTE OF CENSURE AGAINST THE PRIME MINISTER FOR WHAT THEY TERMED THE "HUMILIATION OF INDIA" AT HAVING TO ACCEPT A LAST-MINUTE INVITATION TO TAKE PART IN THE ISLAMIC SUMMIT AT RABAT, MOROCCO, IN SEPTEMBER. AS SOME 60,000 SUPPORTERS OF THE RIGHTWING JANA SANGH PARTY GATHERED OUTSIDE HER RESIDENCE, THEY WERE ADDRESSED BY ONE OF THEIR LEADERS:
    TODAY (TUESDAY), MRS. GANDHI ONCE AGAIN ASSERTED HER LEADERSHIP--AS PARLIAMENT MET AND VOTED ON THE CENSURE MOVE, SHE OBTAINED THE MAJORITY SHE NEEDED AND CRUSHED HER OPPONENTS BY 306 TO 140. A FURTHER TEST OF STRENGTH LOOMS NEXT WEEK, WHEN THE CONGRESS PARTY MEETS AT THE REQUEST OF MRS. GANDHI TO ELECT A NEW PRESIDENT TO REPLACE MR. NIJALINGAPPA--IF SHE EMERGES VICTORIOUS ONCE AGAIN, MRS. GANDHI WILL HAVE GAINED COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE PARTY MACHINE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACJFX1NIWOI9BEC92RHSHN10FK
    Media URN:
    VLVACJFX1NIWOI9BEC92RHSHN10FK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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