India – A Chessboard - After Gandhiji had moved his piece ‘Vinoba’ Linlithgow checkmated him by an arrest. The next move of Linlithgow is the arrest of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Now it is for Gandhiji to make the next move. – 1940.
Jawaharlal Nehru was to follow Bhave in the satyagraha on November 7, but he was arrested on October 31 and sentenced to four years imprisonment for anti-war speeches delivered in October. The second stage of the movement which Gandhi described as "representative satyagraha" opened in mid-November. The first victim of the Government's repression at this stage was Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He was arrested on November 17 and detained under the Defence of India Rules. A round-up of almost all the top Congress leaders followed. Gandhi and Linlithgow are shown engaged in a game of political chess, and the harassed Viceroy is being worsted.
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