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Tripuri Session of the Indian National Congress (1939)
- In March 1939, Congress met at annual session at Tripuri near Jabalpur.
- The Resolution on the “National Demand” must be considered a definite political advance. This resolution calls for a “nation-wide struggle,” and demands that the Congress organisations and also the Congress Governments should take steps to prepare for this.
- Subhash Chandra Bose was re-elected the President of INC at the Tripuri Session in 1939 by defeating the Gandhiji’s Candidate Pattabhai Sitaramaiyya.
- He demanded that the Congress should deliver a six-months’ ultimatum to Britain and in the event of its rejection a country-wide struggle for ‘Poorna Swaraj’ should be launched.
- His warning and advice went unheeded, his powers as President were sought to be curtailed. He, therefore, resigned in April 1939, and announced, in May 1939, the formation of the Forward Bloc within the Congress.