• Short Summary

    INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER, MRS INDIRA GANDHI, EMERGED APPARENTLY UNSCATHED FROM A CRISIS MEETING OF THE CONGRESS PARTY'S WORKING COMMITTEE, HELD IN NEW DELHI LAST NIGHT (21 JULY).

  • Description

    INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER, MRS INDIRA GANDHI, EMERGED APPARENTLY UNSCATHED FROM A CRISIS MEETING OF THE CONGRESS PARTY'S WORKING COMMITTEE, HELD IN NEW DELHI LAST NIGHT (21 JULY). BUT THE COMMITTEE DECIDED TO KEEP ALL THE ISSUES ALIVE, THUS PROVIDING NO ANSWER TO THE SPLIT IN THE RANKS OF THE PARTY.

    MEANWHILE THE TWO MAIN CANDIDATES FOR NEXT MONTH'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, MR. N. S. REDDY AND MR. V.V.GIRI, BOTH SIGNED THEIR NOMINATION PAPERS YESTERDAY.

    MRS GANDHI'S DECISION LAST WEEK TO NATIONALISE 14 INDIAN NATIONAL BANKS,AND HER REPLACEMENT OF MR. MORARJI DESAI AS FINANCE MINISTER, HAVE ALIENATED THE RIGHT WING OF THE CONGRESS PARTY, AND PROVOKED MR. DESAI TO OFFER HIS RESIGNATION AS DEPUTY PREMIER.

    IN PARLIAMENT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) MR DESAI DENIED THAT AS MINISTER OF FINANCE HE WOULD HAVE REFUSED TO IMPLEMENT MRS GANDHI'S ECONOMIC POLICIES.

    LAST NIGHT'S COMMITTEE MEETING DECIDED TO KEEP ALL THE ISSUES ALIVE AND DEPUTED MRS GANDHI AND PARTY PRESIDENT MR NIJALINGAPPA TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEMS DIVIDING CONGRESS.

    MEANWHILE THE TWO MEN WHO EMBODY THE DIFFERENT ATTITUDES WITHIN THE PARTY SIGNED THEIR NOMINATION PAPERS FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WHICH TAKES PLACE ON AUGUST 16.

    MR SANJIVA REDDY, SPEAKER OF THE LOK SABHA (LOWER HOUSE), IS THE OFFICIAL CONGRESS PARTY CANDIDATE. HE WAS NOMINATED BY THE PARTY PRESIDENT AND HOME MINISTER MR. CHAVAN.

    IMMEDIATELY HIS CHOICE WAS ANNOUNCED, MR. V.V.GIRI, WHO HAD HIMSELF HOPED FOR THE PARTY NOMINATION, RESIGNED AS ACTING PRESIDENT OF INDIA IN ORDER TO STAND AS AN INDEPENDENT.

    MRS. GANDHI AT FIRST OPPOSED THE CHOICE OF MR. REDDY, WHO IS IDENTIFIED WITH THE RIGHT WING OF CONGRESS, BUT IS EXPECTED TO FILE A NOMINATION PAPER IN HIS NAME TODAY (TUESDAY) TO SHOW HER SOLIDARITY WITH THE PARTY IN ITS CHOICE OF CANDIDATE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAESMDOH2F46ARXWQ59576BN17Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAESMDOH2F46ARXWQ59576BN17Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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