In New Delhi, a new Cabinet headed by Mrs. Gandhi was sworn in by President?
MLV President Girl swears in Mrs. Gandhi
MLV Mr. Chavan sworn in by President Giri
TRANSCRIPT: MRS. GANDHI (SEQ. 1): "I, Indira Gandhi do solemnly affirm that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the constitution of India as by law established, that I will uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India, that I will faithfully and consciously discharge my duties as a minister for the union, and that I will do right to all manner of people".
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N.B. Both Mrs. Gandhi and Mr. Chavan are repeating the oath after President Giri.
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Background: In New Delhi, a new Cabinet headed by Mrs. Gandhi was sworn in by President Giri on Thursday (18th March).
There are thirteen Cabinet Ministers in the new Council, which was elected by a two-thirds majority -- an unexpectedly high result after a closely-fought campaign.
Mrs. Gandhi's family -- her two sons and a daughter -- watched the ceremony.