During the period 1921-25 he was mainly involved in the activities around Calcutta andwas arrested on numerous occasions.In Dec 1921, Bose organised a boycott of the celebrations to mark the Prince of Wales'svisit to India. This led to his being imprisoned.Later he was again imprisoned along with Deshbandhu and the two lived together in jail,where Bose served his leader humbly, even cooking his food. From this time Boseconsidered Deshbandhu as his Guru.
Childhood & Early life of Netaji
When Deshbandhu became the Mayor of Calcutta, Bose became its Chief Executive.While holding this office Bose freely mixed with revolutionaries, which made theGovernment arrest him and deport him to jail. He was first sent to Alipore jail and thenshifted to the Mandalay Jail in Burma.During this period Bose had ample time to think for his future coarse of action and hedecided on the path of open revolution.In June 1925, Bose was deeply struck by the sudden loss of his leader Deshbandhu.In end-1926, he was nominated as a candidate for the Bengal Legislative Assembly.On May 16, 1927 he was released from jail due to ill-health. The two years in Mandalaygave him lot of confidence and strength.By December 1927, Bose with Jawaharlal Nehru became the General Secretary of theCongress.In 1928 he formed the Volunteer organization in the Calcutta summit of Indian Congressand was elected as the General Officer in Command.In 1928 during the Congress meeting the main agenda that was presented was to get aDominion status for India. This was prepared by Motilal Nehru. But this was rejected bythe youth leaders.Bose and Jawaharlal Nehru wanted complete freedom for India at the earliest, whereasthe Congress Committee wanted it in phases, through a Dominion status. To avoid any problems, Gandhiji suggested to give the British government a time period of one year togive a dominion status to India, failing which he himself would present a bill of completefreedom. This was accepted by everybody.Gandhiji tried very hard to get the dominion status for India but failed miserably. So atthe next meeting the Bill of complete freedom (Purna Swaraj) was passed.