The Biography of Famous Personalities of India will tell you about the controversies, the dark sides of a person that you may have never heard of.
Mohan’s Beginning of Public Life and Association With Congress
Beginning of Public Life
In the last week of December 1886, Malaviya with Prof. A.R. Bhattacharya went to Calcutta to participate in Second Conference of Indian National Congress where he gave a brilliant speech, Conference President Dada Bhai Naoroji said that through Malaviya, Mother India herself spoke.
The speech projected him as the future Congress leader. Mr. A.O. Hume commented that the listeners were lost in the speech.
The Calcutta Congress speech impressed Raja Rampal Singh of Kalakankar so much that he requested him to edit the Hindi daily Hindostan brought out by him. In July 1887, relinquishing teaching, he joined the Daily as its editor and the paper became very popular.
While at Kalakankar, he would come to Allahabad every week and participate in national politics to the extent possible. In 1887, he took a contingent of 40 delegates from UP to the Madras Congress. He was appointed President of State Political Association and permanent member of Executive Committee. On his invitation the next session of Congress was fixed for Allahabad.
Association With Congress
The main forum for Malaviya’s political activities was Congress. Right from its inception, he had been a front running active leader of the Congress. He played an important role in the then political reforms and presented a correct nationalist perspective.
Right from the beginning to 1937-38, participating in almost all annual and special sessions of Congress, he came out as a great thinker and fighter in context of different national problems. Joining Congress in second year of its inception and being active through out for half a century is a unique example of Malaviya. Congress acknowledged his leadership by offering him Presidentship in the 1909, 1918, 1930, and 1932.
Malaviya’s political ideology was moderate. He continued to believe in his initial views that he had formed in first three decades of his political career. The pivotal role that he played in nation’s service is a glorious chapter in the history of Congress. His prime objective was country’s liberation. To his last breath, he dedicated himself to the nation with immovable determination.
In 1937, he left active politics for good. The occasion was the meeting of AICC (All India Congress Committee) after provincial elections which considered the proposal for forming cabinet by Congress. At such a juncture, Malaviya, instead of owning a new controversy in his 76th year, blessing the young blood in AICC meeting, bid farewell to active politics.