TODAY THAT DAY : 20 FEBRUARY 1925


A SWARAJIST DEFEAT


An interesting discussion took place in the Legislative Assembly yesterday on Mr. V. J. Patel's bill to deprive colonials, Americans and Europeans (excluding British subjects) of privileges in criminal trials in India. Sir Purushotamdas, Thakurdas, as Bombay merchant, opposed the bill, which he feared would be treated as a retaliatory measure, and might upset the negotiations which were on foot with Union Government. A motion for the adjournment of the consideration of the bill was carried by 44 votes to 42, thus defeating the extremist Swarajist section.

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