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Describe the main setbacks of the Quit India Movement. 

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Quit India Movement could not achieve its objective. Why ?

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The following were the main setbacks of the Quit India Movement: 

1. Want of general preparations: 

For a nationwide movement, some general preparations have to be made. Such preparations were neither considered nor made before starting the movement. When the administration arrested the chief leaders, no competent leadership was left to lead the movement. The result was that the organised people began to scatter. 

2. Loyalty of the administration towards the British government: 

The whole administrative machinery stood faithful to the government. The police, the army, the kings and the nawabs of the native states, the bureaucracy, each one of these was unaffected by the Quit India Movement. So, the administration worked smoothly. 

3. Want of Resources: 

The Satyagrah is had no secret agency or communication system. Whatever means were at the disposal of the revolutionaries, they were very very little as compared to those available with the government. So the satyagrahis could not face the strength of the British government. Hence, the movement failed to achieve its goal.

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