Subhash Chandra Bose was re-elected the President of Indian National Congress at the Tripuri Session in 1939 by defeating the Gandhi's Candidate Pattabhai Sitaramaiyya.
He demanded 'Poorna Swaraj' but his warning and advice went unheeded, his powers as President were sought to be curtailed. Therefore, he resigned in April 1939, and announced, the formation of the Forward Bloc within the Congress in May 1939.
Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah (Aga Khan III) was appointed the first Honorary President of the Muslim League. The headquarters were established at Lucknow.
The principles of the League were espoused in the "Green Book," which included the organization's constitution, written by Maulana Mohammad Ali.
Its goals at this stage did not include establishing an independent Muslim state, but rather concentrated on protecting Muslim liberties and rights, promoting understanding between the Muslim community and other Indians, educating the Muslim and Indian community at large on the actions of the government, and discouraging violence.
The Congress declared 26 January 1930 as 'Independence Day', when the Declaration of Independence was officially promulgated. However, since 15 August became the official Independence Day in 1947, the new Indian Constitution took effect on 26 January 1950, to mark the 1930 declaration.