During the first twenty years after it was formed the Congress was "Moderate" in it's objectives and methods. Some of the moderate leaders were Dhadabhai Nauroji, Pherozshah Mehta, Badruddin Tyabji, W.C. Banerjee, Surendranath Banerjee, Romesh Chandra Dutt andS. Subramanyam Iyer, etc.They proposed to struggle against the British manner. They wanted to develop public awareness about the unjust British rule. They published newspaper articles to show how the British rule was economically ruining India. They criticized British rule in their speeches. They felt that the British had espect for their ideals of freedom and justice and would accept the demands of Indians. 
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