Do you know about Balwantrai Mehta ?
He joined the national movement of non-cooperation in 1920. He founded Bhavanagar Praja Mandal in 1921 for carrying on the freedom movement in that state. He participated in the Civil Disobedience movement from 1930 to 1932. He was sentenced for three years imprisonment in Quit India Movement of 1942. In short, he spent seven years of precious life in prison of British Empire. On Gandhijis suggestion, he accepted membership of the Congress Working Committee. When Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru became president of All India Congress Committee, he was elected its general secretary; in 1957, he was selected for Lok Sabha.
There he rose in grassroots politics. Coming in contact with likes of Mahatma Gandhi and Lala Lajpat Rai, ...more