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India / Gandhi Arrest #46349

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 03, 1977
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(Studio) India's former prime minister, Indira Gandhi, is arrested on charges of corruption, and claims arrest is political motivated.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(New Delhi, India) Events leading up to Gandhi arrest noted. Mrs. Gandhi's son, Sanjay, was arrested earlier on charges stemming from actions during state of emergency; arrests of others from Gandhi administration are compared to arrests of men around Richard Nixon, during Watergate. Even before arrest, Gandhi knew she might be next. [GANDHI - knows she is main target and other actions are attempt to demoralize party Doesn't know if she'll be arrested, but doesn't care; thinks being jailed would help her in cntry.] India observers say arrest of Gandhi may be seen as martyrdom on her part and could be reason new leaders held off, though it's reported they had evidence against her some time ago.
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara

Kashiwahara, Ken;
Walters, Barbara

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