Mrs. Indira Gandhi was formally re-elected leader of the Parliamentary Group of India's ruling Congress?
GV Exterior Parliament Building.
SV Members entering.
SV Interior delegates taking places (2 shots)
SV Mrs. Gandhi entering.
SV Mrs. Gandhi seated.
Mr. Jagjivan Ram speaking and proposing Mrs. Gandhi.
SV Mr. Chavan seconding.
SV Mrs. Gandhi garlanded.
SV Members seated.
SV Mrs. Gandhi speaks
SOUND STARTS: "I did not have any doubt...
SOUND ENDS: "......a big majority".
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 11: Mrs. Gandhi:- "I did not have any doubt that we would have a very big majority, because, when one is in politics, one assesses a situation and takes a decision only after an assessment of what the results are likely to be. So there was no doubt in my mind, or in the minds of those people whom I consulted -- my senior colleagues -- that we would have a big majority."
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Background: Mrs. Indira Gandhi was formally re-elected leader of the Parliamentary Group of India's ruling Congress Party in New Delhi on Wednesday (17 March 1971). The reaffirmation of her position as Prime Minister of India's 550 million people enabled her to go ahead with formation of a new Cabinet after her recent sweeping election victory. Congress won 350 of the 521 seats in the Lower House of Parliament and now has two seats more than the two-thirds majority it needs to push through constitutional changes without support from other Parliamentary groups. Mrs. Gandhi, who first became Prime Minister in February 1966, was proposed as party leader by its president, Mr. Jagjivan Ram, and seconded by India's Finance Minister, Mr. Yeshwantrao Chavan.