Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru’s views on Indian Nationalists!
Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru was the main pillar of National movement during liberal phase. His impact can be seen as the liberal attitude of national movement.
He was instrumental to bring back Tilak and many other revolutionary leaders into the Congress in 1916.
Thus, it can be said that he worked as a bridge between liberals and revolutionaries. He gave Indian National Movement a new form and direction.
He was an advocate, and fought many cases of national importance; most famous among them was ‘Meerut Conspiracy Case. When the British Indian Government tried to crush the Communist through Meerut Conspire Case, he along with Jawaharlal Nehru, Bhula Bhai Desai, MA Ansari and MC Chagla were in the Defense Council in favour of the convicts. Three British Communist Phillip Spratt, Ban Bradely and Lester Hutchinson were convicted in Meerut Conspiracy Case (1929). It was the longest conspiracy trial.
He participate in all the three Round Table Conferences as a representative of liberals, though he could not get success in influencing the conference. The proceedings of the conference were logged by the communal issue. After the failure of conference British Prime Minister Ramsey Macdonald announced the proposal of Communal Award.
Gandhi strongly reacted to the proposal and went on a fast unto death in Yervada Jail which was ended with signing of the Poona Pact. Sir Sapru had played a great role in this Pact. Thus it can be said that Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru had played an important role in the development of National Movement.