asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that the Hindu Mahasabha, having secured unanimity among non-Congress parties, had their request to interview Mr. Gandhi rejected by the Viceroy; whether he has considered the protest made by the Mahasabha; and whether he will take steps to enable non-Congress representatives to meet Congress leaders respecting the proposals of the former?
I have not yet heard that the Hindu Mahasabha claim to have secured the support of the Moslem League. I am aware that the Viceroy declined to allow Dr. Mookerjee to see Mr. Gandhi and I am not prepared in present circumstances to ask him to permit interviews with the Congress leaders.
Is it not highly desirable, in view of the right hon. Gentleman's own wish to see this problem solved, that the parties shall be able to come into contact with the most important of all parties in India?