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CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 07, 1977
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(Studio) India appeals court agrees to hear arguments by government against lower court's findings that there is insufficient evidence to hold Indira Gandhi on corruption chgs. She was released after arrest earlier in week; since then, she's drawn large crowds at speaking engagements.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(India) Report on upsurge in support for Gandhi, after sweeping defeat in March. Just after arrest, she visited home territory of long-time rival and successor, Morarji Desai; got enthusiastic welcome. This must give new government doubts, but Gandhi says she's not after old job. [GANDHI - doesn't think this has anything to do with ambition.] Reversal of Gandhi's political fortune makes change of climate in India, especially for new government on eve of visit by President Carter. Though she says she has no ambition for old job, feeling exhibited by crowds since arrest indicate Gandhi could try for it again.
REPORTER: Peter Collins

Collins, Peter;
Cronkite, Walter

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