In 1921 and in 1928, Gandhiji demanded Dominion Status from British Government. Although he mentioned it as Swaraj, the definition of Swaraj was never transparent to the Congress, not until Subhas's resolution of Purna Swaraj or Complete Independence in 1928 as an amendment to the Nehru proposal. Needless to say, in 1921 Gandhiji promised Swaraj within a year of starting Non Cooperation Movement and he claimed that he would not hesitate to hoist the Union Jack on his ashrama, if only his demand of Dominion Status ("Swaraj") was fulfilled. In 1928 he supported Nehru resolution that made a similar demand for Dominion Status. This time also a year was set aside for getting the demand fulfilled. Subhas's amendment for complete independence was defeated upon Gandhiji's insistence. Jawaharlal supported it half heartedly but then he took refuge with Gandhiji. As a gift he was made the President of Lahore Congress. In that the proposal of Purna Swaraj or Complete Independence was adopted, though Gandhiji was not much in favour.
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