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Later, nearly everyone in India would claim to have seen Gandhi at one time or another  during this period of wandering. Meanwhile, politics went on without him. Politicians  continued to consult him, of course, but the Congress was now being guided by its  rising star, the charismatic and intelligent Nehru. And the march to independence  continued, aided greatly by the Government of India Act, which passed Parliament in  1935 (and led the ardently imperialist Churchill to resign from the cabinet). The Act's  ultimate goal, however–an Indian federation that would unite all the provinces and  princely states–was rejected by the Congress and their increasingly fractious  adversaries in Jinnah's Muslim League.  But the ancillary provisions of the Act went into effect anyway, and by 1937 local  legislatures, made up of elected Indians, held effective control on the provincial level. 
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