Differences in Opinion Between Netaji & Gandhiji

Topics: Indian National Army, Indian independence movement, Subhas Chandra Bose Pages: 3 (1067 words) Published: February 22, 2011
Netaji & Gandhiji
After the death of great leaders like Lokmanya Tilak and Dr. Annie Beasant and martyrdom of revolutionaries like Shaheed Bhagat Singh there were only two major thoughts which were prevalent in India, one was that of Gandhiji and the other was that of Netaji. ( It is to be noted that there still were great revolutionaries like Swatantryaveer Savarkar, but either they all were in exile or were in prison.) While Gandhiji advocated non-violence and talks with the British, Netaji was of the opinion that there should be no compromise with the British and that every means should be used to free India. In spite of that Gandhiji and Netaji were extremely fond of each other. Netaji started his political life by going to Gandhiji, who directed him to work under Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das. He resigned from the post of the INC president only because of the opposition of Gandhiji. He called Gandhiji as the "Father of the Nation" from Radio Berlin, the much revered title given to Gandhiji. The great war cry of 'Jai Hind' was given to the nation by Netaji. 'Do or Die' used by Gandhiji during the Quit India Movement of 1942, was given by Netaji. Before leaving the country in 1939( before he was arrested) Netaji met Gandhiji and requested him to start a nation wide mass movement. But Gandhiji refused, since he believed it would cause large scale violence. When some of his friends told him to do that himself, he said 'If I give a call than 20 lakh people would come, but if Gandhiji gives a call than 20 crore would come. He also reportedly said that 'it will be tragic for me if I succeeded in winning the confidence of other people but failed to win the confidence of India's greatest man (Mahatma Gandhi)." After that Netaji and Gandhiji never met with each other.

Netaji first went to Germany and then, in one of the most daring thing, he went to Japan in a submarine. In the eventful years of World War II, when Gandhiji gave a call of ''Do or Die'' and Netaji...
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