• Short Summary

    MR NEHRU NAMED ON THURSDAY THE THREE MEN WHO ARE TO TAKE OVER THE MOST IMPORTANT CABINET POSTS LEFT VACANT BY LAST WEEK'S GOVERNMENT RESIGNATIONS.

  • Description

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    LV PARLIAMENT HOUSE CV PAN.. MR NEHRU ARRIVES
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    2.
    CV PAN..MR. NEHRU ARRIVES
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    3.
    CU MR KRISHNAMACHARI
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    4.
    MV PAN..KRISHNAMACHARI ENTERS
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    5.
    MV PAN..MR MORARJI DESAI ARRIVES
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    6.
    MV PAN..MR GOPALA REDDI ARRIVES
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    7.
    CU MR GULZARILAL NANDA
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    8.
    CU MR SWARAN SINGH ENTERS
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    Initials AK/S/CR/ES AK/S/JF/ES



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    Background: MR NEHRU NAMED ON THURSDAY THE THREE MEN WHO ARE TO TAKE OVER THE MOST IMPORTANT CABINET POSTS LEFT VACANT BY LAST WEEK'S GOVERNMENT RESIGNATIONS.THEY ARE: MR T.T.KRISHNAMACHARI (FINANCE) REPLACING MR MORARJI DESAI; MR GULZARILAL NANDA (HOME) FOR MR LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI; AND MR SWARAN SINGH (FOOD AND AGRICULTURE) FOR MR S.K.PATIL.

    AN ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING THE REMAINING POSTS IS EXPECTED FROM THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

    RETURNING TO THE MINISTRY FROM WHICH HE RESIGNED IN 1958 WILL BE MR KRISHNAMACHARI.HE LEFT AFTER CRITICISMS CONCERNING SHARE TRANSACTIONS BY THE GOVERNMENT'S LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION.BUT HE IS KNOWN AS A FORCEFUL AND DILIGENT ADMINISTRATOR WHOSE ABILITY HAS BEEN HAMPERED SINCE HIS RETURN TO HIGH GOVERNMENT LEVELS THROUGH LACK OF A SPECIFIC TASK.ALTHOUGH NEVER A MEMBER OF THE CABINET'S LEFT WING, LOCAL OBSERVERS REGARD HIM TO THE LEFT OF HIS PREDECESSOR.

    MR NANDA HAS BEEN IN THE CABINET SINCE 1951, BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME HE HAS TAKEN OVER ONE OF THE MORE IMPORTANT MINISTRIES.IT WILL BE HIS TASK TO RE-ESTABLISH CLOSER LIAISON WITH CHIEF MINISTERS OF THE STATES.

    TYPICAL OF THE APPOINTMENTS IS THAT OF MR SWARAN SINGH, WELL-LIKED BUT WITH NOTHING IN HIS RECORD TO SUGGEST THAT HE WILL BE A MORE SUCCESSFUL MINISTER OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE THAN MR PATIL, THE MAN HE SUCCEEDS.THE INDIAN PRIME MINISTER'S CHANGES ARE REGARDED AS ANTI-CLIMACTIC, PERHAPS INEVITABLE UNLESS MR NEHRU HAD DECIDED TO GO OUTSIDE THE RULING CONGRESS PARTY FOR CABINET REPLACEMENTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2YP0JHOVF142FFXKDY7GR6HSL
    Media URN:
    VLVA2YP0JHOVF142FFXKDY7GR6HSL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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