• Short Summary

    THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA, MR HIDAYAT ULLAH, WAS SWORN IN YESTERDAY (20 JULY) AS ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC.

  • Description

    THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA, MR HIDAYAT ULLAH, WAS SWORN IN YESTERDAY (20 JULY) AS ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC. THE 63-YEAR-OLD MOSLEM LAWYER TOOK OVER FROM MR. V.V. GIRI, WHO RESIGNED IN ORDER TO STAND AS AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE IN THE FORTHCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS.

    THE CHANGEOVER CAME ON A DAY WHEN PRIME MINISTER INDIRA GANDHI SEEMED TO HAVE GAINED SOME BREATHING-SPACE IN THE POLITICAL CRISIS SURROUNDING HER NATIONALISATION OF 14 NATIONAL BANKS AND HER DECISION TO TAKE AWAY THE FINANCE PORTFOLIO FROM MR MORARJI DESAI, WHO HAS RESIGNED AS DEPUTY PREMIER.

    THE PREVIOUS EVENING (SATURDAY) MRS GANDHI WAS AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE TO BID FAREWELL TO MR GIRI.

    SHE WAS AGAIN PRESENT ON SUNDAY MORNING WITH MEMBERS OF HER CABINET TO SEE MR ULLAH SIGN THE OATH AS ACTING PRESIDENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACYZHV851QT1NGTA40XS0WCEDZ
    Media URN:
    VLVACYZHV851QT1NGTA40XS0WCEDZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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