Indira Gandhi, new Prime Minister of India & £50,000 cheque donated to Nehru Memorial.
New Delhi, India & London.
GV. The Indian Parliament House. LV. Mr Krishna Menon, Indian Defence Minister, arriving for the voting to elect new Prime Minister of India. SV. Mr Morarji Desai, Deputy Prime Minster, arriving. CU. Mr Desai. LV. & SV. Mrs Indira Gandhi, daughter of late Prime Minister Nehru, arriving. The pressmen all rush forward to take pictures. CU. Pan, Mrs Gandhi walks into Parliament building. CU. Mrs Vijaya Pandit, sister of Mr Nehru and Indian High Commissioner in the United Kingdom. SV. Mr Gulzari Lal Nanda acting Prime Minister, and Mr Kamraj, the President of the All India Congress Committee, take their seats. CU. Mr Kamraj. GV. Members seated in the house. CU. Mr Desai. SV. & CU. Votes being counted. SV. & CU. The Returning Officer announces the result of the ballot. SV. Mrs Gandhi walks forward to take her seat. SV. Mrs Gandhi standing with Mr Kamraj. CU. Mrs Gandhi sits to take her place as the new Prime Minister. GV. Exterior, Parliament building. LV. Mrs Gandhi making her way through crowd outside. SV. Pan, Mrs Gandhi travelling in open car giving a traditional Indian greeting to crowd.
GV. & CU. Pan down the Treasury Building in London. SV. Mr Callaghan, Chancellor of the Exchequer speaking. CU. Mr Callaghan. CU. Earl Louis Mountbatten. CU. Rajiv Gandhi, son of Indira Gandhi. SV. Chancellor Callaghan hands cheque for £50,000 to Earl Mountbatten. This is the money donated by the British Government to Nehru Memorial fund. CU. Pan, Earl Mountbatten holding cheque. LV. Mountbatten holding cheque as Rajiv Gandhi poses with them. CU. Earl Mountbatten. SCU. & CU. The cheque.