Knowing that he would be interned when he returned to India, Subhas started for home on 27th March in S.S Cante Verde and arrived in Bombay on 8th April 1936. On his arrival he was taken to the Arthur Road prison, and his passport was impounded. His parting message to his followers was, "keep the flag of freedom flying." He was transferred to Yeravada prison in Pune where he was kept for 5 weeks. He had severe health troubles. Bhulabhai Desai, the leader of the opposition in Indian Legislative Assembly brought an adjournment motion against this treatment to Subhas Bose, that was passed with an overwhelming majority. In the British Parliament Mr. James Maxton and Mr. Campbell Stephens of Labour Party, urged for the immediate release of Bose. By third week of May Subhas was allowed to be interned in Giddapahar, in the Bungalow of Sarat Bose, Kurseong, where Sarat Bose had been interned between 1933 and 1935. He was given some freedom in terms of walking and meeting relatives. On 17th december, to facilitate his treatment, he was brought to Calcutta and interned at the Medical College hospital.
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