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Tripuri Congress and beyond - Compromise policy of Congress leadership vis a vis Subhas's assault

The following portion is taken up from Dr. R.C Majumdar's History of Freedom Movement of India Vol 3 -

"Gandhi and Nehru expressed deep sympathy for Britain in her hours of trial, Gandhi wrote : “I am not just now thinking of India’s deliverance. It will come, but what will it be worth if England and France fall, or if they come out victorious over Germany ruined and humbled." Nehru went a step further and made it quite clear that in his view India should offer not only sympathy but unconditional support to Britain. On 8 September, after a hurried return from China, Nehru declared : “We do not approach the problem with a view to taking advantage of Britain’s difficulties. In a conflict between democracy and freedom on the one side and Fascism and aggression on the other, our sympathies must inevitably lie on the side of democracy. I should like India to play her full part and throw all her resources into the struggle for a new order.” This is all the more strange because the Congress passed resolutions at Haripura (February, 1938) and Tripuri (March, 1939), declaring British foreign policy as one of deliberate betrayal of democracy, and refusing to permit the man-power and resources of India to be exploited in the interests of British imperialism. But there was one leader, Subhas Bose, who stood up boldly in defence of the Congress policy. His party, the Forward Bloc, which was by now an All-India organization, commenced counter-propaganda on a large scale."

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