UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

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    With reference to Ahmedabad worker's strike where Gandhiji intervened, consider the following statements.
    1. The workers were demanding the Constitution of 'Plague bonus'.
    2. Gandhiji was soft on mill owners as his ashram was saved from extinction by generous donations of one of richest mill owners.
    Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 1             

    B)  Only 2            

    C)  Both 1 and 2                

    D)  Neither1nor 2

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] Statement 1 is correct, whereas Statement 2 is incorrect. Ambalal Sarabhai was a friend of Gandhiji and had saved the Sabarmati Ashram from extinction by generous donations and was leading mill owner of the town. Gandhiji persuaded the mill owners and the workers to agree to arbitration by a tribunal but owners withdrew agreement as had called off strike. The breach of agreement was treated by Gandhiji as a very serious and he advised the workers to go on strike. Throughout the strike workers demanded a Plague bonus.

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