table a motion
to postpone the discussion of something during a meeting
We tabled a motion to discuss the safety issue at another time.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Shastri retained many members of Nehrus Council of Ministers. T. T. Krishnamachari was retained as the Finance Minister of India, as was Defence Minister Yashwantrao Chavan. He appointed Swaran Singh to succeed him as External Affairs Minister. He also appointed Indira Gandhi, daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru and former Congress President, as the Minister of Information and Broadcasting. Gulzarilal Nanda continued as the Minister of Home Affairs.
Shastris tenure witnessed the Madras anti Hindi agitation of 1965. The government of India had for a long time made an effort to establish Hindi as the sole national language of India. This was resisted by the non Hindi speaking states particularly Madras State. To calm the situation, Shastri gave assurances that English would continue to be used as the official language as long the non Hindi speaking states wanted. The riots subsided after Shastris assurance, as did the student agitation.