From another thread,
"Gandhi compromised on his anarchism and was a pawn in the hands of the capitalists who funded him."
Kannan Thandapani Gandhi did use the industrialists - Birla, Tata, Bajaj have all hosted him or funded his initiatives at some point of time. But that certainly is no indicator that the industrialists used him. He had no qualms about taking money from the poorest to the richest...he has probably taken more from the poor than the rich. I think his genuine belief in Trusteeship allowed him to be at peace with the capitalists (or anyone for that matter).
Harijan, 16-12-1939, p. 376"