Q. Consider the following statements regarding Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
1. Bose left his Civil Services’ apprenticeship after the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre
2. He acknowledges Gopala Krishna Gokhale as his political guru.
3. At the Tripuri Session in 1939, Netaji again won the presidential elections against Gandhi’s candidate Pattabhi Sitaramayya.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 3 only

[C] 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B
Notes:

Recently, the government has declared 23rd January as Parakram Diwas to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. 

About Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: 

  • Subhas Chandra Bose was born on January 23, 1897, in Cuttack, Orissa. He was affectionately called Netaji. 
  • In England, he appeared for the Indian Civil Service competitive examination in 1920 and came out fourth in the order of merit. 
  • However, Bose was deeply disturbed by the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre and left his Civil Services’ apprenticeship midway to return to India in 1921. 
  • After returning to India, Netaji joined the Indian National Congress. He started working under Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das whom he later acknowledged as his political guru. 
  • In 1939 at the Tripuri Session, Netaji again won the presidential elections against Gandhi’s candidate Pattabhi Sitaramayya. But due to ideological differences with Gandhi, Bose resigned and left congress. 

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