The Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, has been campaigning vigorously for her Congress (I) Party government in the four States which hold elections later this month.
Berhampore, 7 May, 1982: SV Mrs Gandhi waves to crowd as her jeep passes.
TRACKING SHOT Crowd watches as Mrs Gandhi passes by.
GV Pro-Gandhi poster with banners on wall.
SV Mrs Gandhi speaks in Urdu as crowd looks on. (2 shots)
Coochbehar, 7 May, 1982: GV Mrs Gandhi, in open jeep, as crowds line route.
SV Mrs Gandhi addresses crowd from stage.
Opalla, 6 May, 1982: GV PAN Crowd assembled.
SCU Mrs Gandhi speaks in English to crowd.
GVs Crowd line route of campaign jeep. (2 SHOTS)
Kerala, 6 May, 1982: GVs Mrs Gandhi travels in jeep and waves to crowd. (2 SHOTS)
LONG VIEW ZOOM TO GV Mrs Gandhi address crowd in Kerala.
SVs Communist Party and Janata Party flags fly at campaign meeting. (2 SHOTS)
GV Candidate addressing meeting.
SV PULL BACK TO GV ZOOM OUT FROM Mrs Gandhi speaking.
GV Flags flying above podium.
GV Mrs Gandhi and officials leave campaign meeting.
SV Mrs Gandhi boards helicopter at Kerala airport and waves. (2 SHOTS)
TRANSCRIPT: MRS. GANDHI: (SEQ 8) "Everybody knows that it was my party which first brought about the reformed land reforms, all the other programmes which have helped to help the weaker sections and poorer people, the minorities, women and even jobs for young people."
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Background: The Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, has been campaigning vigorously for her Congress (I) Party government in the four States which hold elections later this month. In Berhampore on Friday (7 May), Mrs Gandhi spoke in Urdu to large crowds gathered for a campaign meeting. The following day, also in North Bengal, Mrs Gandhi was driven through Coochbehar, where hundreds of cheering supporters lined the route. In a rally at Opalla on Wednesday (5 May), Mrs Gandhi told a campaign meeting that her Congress (I) Party has been responsible for many development programmes which have the first Indian people. The following day she travelled to Kerala, the first Indian state to elect a communist government. The Congress (I) Party has joined forces with the United Democratic Front (UDF) to challenge the Communist Party. The May 19 election, a "mini-general election" is seen as mid-term popularity poll for her government.