While Britain was taking on Hitler’s Germany in the battlefields of Europe, the Viceroy of India
invited Gandhi for a discussion (February 1940), but it was a futile attempt.
At the same time, Gandhi faced the anger of the crowds for the stand he took on various issues. In Bengal
he had to face the ire of large crowds in protest against the disciplinary action taken against Subhas Chandra Bose and the suspension clamped against the Provincial Committee of the Congress in Bengal. In some other places too he had to face similar demonstrations of protest.