Vallabhbhai Patel on Importance of Faizpur Session

Vallabhbhai Patel on Importance of Faizpur Session


“The Maharashtra Provincial Congress had to work against heavy odds, both nature and some anti-Congress elements in that province putting obstacles in their way, but Faizpur was a tremendous success of the first experiment of the village Congress, and all those who scoffed have been effectively silenced” said Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Chairman of the Parliamentary Board, in an interview (1st January 1937), summing up his impression of the Faizpur session.


“Its effect in rural areas in Maharashtra will last for years-- millions of villages have taken active interest in the great national organisation which they had worshiped in the past from a distance and for whose cause they had made tremendous sacrifices. Maharashtra has reasons to be proud of the splendid organising capacity disclosed during the Congress week by a number of willing workers, both men and women, which is an eye opener. That Maharashtra is thoroughly Congress minded has been effectively demonstrated, and I have no doubt that the successful demonstration will be repeated at the polls in February on the polling day.”

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