First, needs be that i testify, "i respect Mahatma Gandhi more than any other soul who has received the breath(Spirit, air) of life since i received my first breath in '43"!
The source of such respect, not being that which others have written concerning him, but The Spirit of, and in, the quotes attributed unto him.http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/07/earth-provides-enough-to-satisfy-every.html
And in his latter years i believe that Mahatma Gandhi REALized how "compromising" the ways of politics (governments of this world) were, and that religion(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27) and politics walked hand in hand along that "broad way to destruction" and perdition! (Matthew 7:13)
Yet i believe he also REALized that such was needful for "disobedient and gainsaying (contradicting and opposing GOD) people". Those worldly and/or religious souls who would rather have a man than Our FATHER and GOD rule over (politicians/kings/popes), and speak to (clergy, prophets, evangelists) them! (Romans 10:21, I Timothy 1:9, Exodus 20:19, l Samuel 8:4-21)