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India / Gandhi Defeat / Singh Interview #47812

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 22, 1977
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(Studio) India Prime Min. Indira Gandhi concedes defeat in election and wishes new government luck. Question is now who will be successor.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(No location given) Report on 2 top contenders for prime minister job, Jagjivan Ram and Morarji Desai. Both are former members of Gandhi's Congress party
REPORTER: Ken Kashiwahara

(Studio) (Interview with Indian ambassador to United States, Kewal Singh shown.) Anchor asks if ambassador views election as return to democracy for India. [SINGH - says it's reassertion of Indians' belief in democracy and that it will last.] Is asked if he was surprised with regard to election outcome. [SINGH - is prepared to agree.] Anchor asks with regard to atmosphere in India. [SINGH - atmosphere one of enthusiasm and hope.] Anchor asks if he can imagine India without Gandhi. [SINGH - says certainly; people questioned future after Jawaharlal Nehru and now after Gandhi, but nation will march on.]
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Kashiwahara, Ken;
Walters, Barbara

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