Kamaraj Congress chief
Mr. K. Kamaraj, the Madras leader, will be the next Congress President. The Congress Working Committee, when it met this afternoon (October 9) unanimously proposed that Mr. Kamaraj should be the next Congress President. Mr. Atulya Ghosh, West Bengal leader, who had recently met a number of leaders in the South as well as in Bombay suggested at to-day’s meeting that Mr. Kamaraj should be requested to take over the Presidentship of the Congress. Everyone of the members in the Committee, a spokesman of the Committee announced, unanimously endorsed the proposal. Earlier behind the scenes there was a great deal of pressure on Mr. Lal Bahadur Shastri to take over the presidentship. But Mr. Lal Bahadur firmly declined to accept the proposal.
The Mysore Assembly on October 9 rejected the Opposition no-confidence motion against the State Ministry by a big margin of 115 to 47 votes after the Chief Minister Mr. Nijalingappa offered to the Socialist member Mr. S. Gopala Gowda that he would investigate into the allegations against some of the Ministers. If the investigation proved the allegations, neither he nor the Ministers concerned would remain in office, he added. Mr. Nijalingappa in the course of his reply dismissed the Opposition charges against his Ministry as “old, vague, and inconsequential”. On the allegations of irregularities at Sharavathi, Mr. Nijalingappa reiterated he would personally study the records.
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan said in Bangalore on October 9 that those who were engaged in literary pursuits should work for the elevation of the human spirit, for the transformation of the knowledge of what was right into love of what was right, so that eventually one could not help doing the right thing always in one’s daily life. The President was addressing the Kannada Sahitya Parishat. The Parishat has undertaken the preparation of an up-to-date Kannada dictionary at an estimated cost of about Rs.15 lakhs. The venture is financed both by the Central and State Governments.