Subhas Chandra Bose was unanimously elected the President of the Indian National Congress in 1938. He was welcome by all sections of the Congressmen, both the left wingers and the conservatives.
But in course of time when the possibility of a World War became certain Subhas Chandra planned for a mass upsurge under the Congress banner.
This was to put pressure upon the British government to leave the country However, Subhas’s call for an immediate struggle against the British was not supported either by the Congress left wingers or the conservatives.
It was in this context that Subhas Chandra won by contest the post of President of the Tripuri Congress. Subhas Chandra became the President by defeating Pattavi Sitaramayya who was Gandhiji’s nominee.