TODAY THAT DAY : 20 FEBRUARY 1931


GANDHI SEES THE VICEROY


EMERGENCY MEETING WITH CONGRESS LEADERS


The Viceroy granted a further interview to Gandhi yesterday at New Delhi. After leaving the Viceroy's house Gandhi drove to the residence of the Pandit Malavaya, where he held a  consultation with various leaders of commerce. He subsequently returned to the house of Dr. Ansari and had a discussion with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Mr. Vallabhbhai Patel, and other members of the Working Committee.

Political circles consider that the temporary interruption of pourparlers will continue till February 24, when the talks between the Viceroy and Gandhi will be resumed after Lord Irwin has ascertained the opinion of the British Government.

Congress circles, though sceptical, do not reveal any marked pessimism regarding the final outcome of the conversations.

Gandhi proposes to fulfill a number of local engagements, which have been successively cancelled owing to the Viceregal talks. He is to address a public meeting in the Queen's Gardens to-day, but owing to fears of a crowd admission to the meeting will be by ticket only, this being the first time in Delhi that Gandhi will deliver a lecture with such precautions.

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