TODAY THAT DAY : 10 FEBRUARY 1940


NEW PLAN SUGGESTED FOR INDIA


CONFERENCE OF CENTRAL AND PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE


A proposal for a basis of settlement of the Indo-British problem is made by Mr. Vallabhbhai Patel, Mr. Gandhi's chief lieutenant and chairman of the Parliamentary Board of the Congress Working Committee. He suggests (Dr. Landa Sundaram says in a message from New Delhi to "The News-Chronicle") the convocation of a conference of members of the Central and Provincial Legislatures in place of the Constituent Assembly.

This accords with Mr. Gandhi;s latest ideas. It is also warmly supported by the Aga Khan, whose arrival in India synchronises with a general desire for the liquidation of the India problem by all parties. However, the Congress demand for a declaration regarding freedom for Indians and the framing of Constitution still awaits acceptance by the British Government.

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