“The Congress was reluctant to include the demands of industrial workers in its programme of struggle.” Analyse the reasons

  • The industrial working class did not participate in the Civil Disobedience Movement in large numbers, except in the Nagpur region.
  • As the industrialists came closer to the congress, workers stayed aloof.
  • But inspite of that, some workers did participate in the Civil Disobedience Movement, selectively adopting some ideas of the Gandhian programme. But the congress was reluctant to include workers’ demand as part of its programme of struggle.
  • It felt that this would alleviate industrialists and divide the anti-imperial forces.