Evaluate the role of business classes in the Civil Disobedience Movement.
- DURING the First World War, business class became powerful. They were keen on expanding their business, therefore, they then reacted against colonial policies that restricted business activities.
- They wanted protection against imports of foreign goods and a rupee-sterling foreign exchange ratio that would discourage imports.
- To organise business interests, they formed the Indian Industrial and Commercial Congress in 1920.0
- They gave financial assistance and supported Civil Disobedience Movement.
- They also refused to buy or sell imported goods.