Section- B

B.6 (a) Why did Mahatma Gandhi decide to withdraw the Non-Cooperation Movement in February 1922? Explain.

Mahatma Gandhi decided to withdrew the Non cooperation movement because of following reasons-
1. leaders within Congress were now tired of Mass struggles.
2.The Government of India Act of 1919, had set up elections in Provincial Councils. Some leaders wanted to participate in elections
3.They felt it was better to argue for reforms in the Council, and oppose British policies within the Councils. They also wanted to prove the Councils were not democratic.
4.To argue for a return to council politics, Motilal Nehru and C.R.Das formed the Swaraj Party within the Congress.
5.To gain full independence, leaders like Subash Chandra Bose and Nehru wanted radical mass agitations.

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