At standstill, s = 1 so that impedances of the two circuits are equal. Therefore, rotor currents are equal i.e., I2f = I2b. However, when the rotor rotates, the impedances of the two rotor circuits are unequal and the rotor current I2b is higher (and also at a lower power factor) than the rotor current I2f. Their m.m.f.s, which oppose the stator m.m.f.s, will result in a reduction of the backward rotating flux.
Consequently, as speed increases, the forward flux increases, increasing the driving torque while the backward flux decreases, reducing the opposing torque. The motor-quickly accelerates to the final speed.