Khadi Pratisthan, Sodepur is the witness of momentous decision taken by Subhas Chandra to leave Congress in 1939. As Gandhiji used to stay at Sodepur Khadi Ashram during his visit at Bengal/ Calcutta, leaders of Congress and important personalities used to come to Khadi Pratisthan, Sodepur.
Subhash Chandra Bose was elected President of Congress at the Tripuri Conference, 1939. But Working Committee could not be formed due to the political opposition from the highest Leaders Like Gandhiji. To resolve the issue negotiations were held at Sodepur Khadi Ashram where Gandhiji stayed during that period. Subhas Chandra came every day, from 27 to 29 April of 1939 to meet Mahatma Gandhi in order to resolve the crisis. Subhash Chandra held meeting with Gandhiji, Jawharlal Nehru, Dr. Rajendra Prasad and others at Sodepur Khadi Ashram. Although Gandhiji adviced Subhash Chandra to form the working committee, none of Gandhi followers were willing to be part of the committee. Rest is the history. But Khadi Pratisthan is standing as the witness of the last sincere effort of Subhas Chandra. It was the very Khadi Pratisthan of Sodepur where Subhash Chandra Bose addressed his last press conference as president of Congress on 29th April 1939. In fact, the Khadi Pratisthan of Sodepur became one of bone of contentions of many political decisions related to freedom and partition of India besides movement of Swdeshi and Khadi Industries and relief works.