Congress Party Decisions

Oral Answers to Questions — India – in the House of Commons on 22nd October 1942.

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Photo of Sir William Davison Sir William Davison , Kensington South

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has any information to show how far the unanimous approval accorded by Congress to the decisions of Mr. Gandhi in connection with the recent constitutional offer was the result of free discussion and voting or whether it was arrived at by the exercise of pressure?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

I have no information as to how the deliberations of the Congress Working Committee were conducted. It would appear from his subsequent action that Mr. Rajagopalachari must have dissented.

Photo of Sir William Davison Sir William Davison , Kensington South

Are not the decisions of Mr. Gandhi submitted to Congress in the form of resolutions for unanimous approval in the same way that the decisions of Hitler are submitted to the Reichstag for unanimous approval?