Contribution of Subhash Chandra Bose in India’s freedom

IAS Mains General Studies Sample Answers Contribution of Subhash Chandra Bose in India’s freedom : Evaluation Based Question!

Subhash Chandra Bose joined the Disobedience Movement under the influence of Gandhiji, Although he was selected in Indian Civil Services. He became an active member of congress. In 1938 and 1939 he was also elected the President of Congress.

But he resigned from congress Presidentship and formed his Forward Block in 1940 due to differences with Gandhiji. British had held him under house arrest in Calcutta due to his activities. But in 1941 he secretly left India. He approached Russia and Germany for help in India’s freedom. He provided leadership to the Indian National Army after he went to Japan in 1943.

He organized soldiers and formed provisional government in October 1943. By the Axis powers this provisional Government was recognised. The INA attacked the North Eastern borders and even captured a portion, but they had to surrender due to Japanese biased policy and adverse weather conditions.

He provided an influential leadership and kept the spirit of nationalism burning during the slack period of national movement in India.

Bose advocated complete unconditional independence for India, whereas the All-India Congress Committee wanted it in phases, through Dominion status. Finally at the historic Lahore Congress convention, the Congress adopted Purna Swaraj (complete independence) as its motto.

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