The quit India resolution approved by the All-India Congress Committee on the evening of 8 August 1942, authorized Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to begin a militant campaign for the British to hand over complete power to an independent Indian government including all political parties. Gandhi was to determine how this campaign was to proceed. He announced that he would first write to the viceroy, offer to meet with him personally and wait two or three weeks for him to reply. Only if this reply was adamant defiance would Gandhi call for some form of directly obstructive action. Gandhi, Mahadev Desai and Mirabehn were taken from the train at Chinchwad and detained in a residential compound sequestered by the government from the Aga Khan. Other detainees were destined for Ahmednagar Fort. Gandhi was cited frequently in fugitive leaflets, and slogans excerpted from his speeches and writings were placed at the head of elaborate plans for covert sabotage.