Ram Manohar Lohia
Ram Manohar Lohia, who was a freedom fighter, socialist and a great Parliamentarian, is the guiding light for the Samajwadi Party. His integrity, his selfless struggle for India's independence and his ability to unite people of all sections of society has greatly influenced our leaders, youth and workers in the party.
Mahatma Gandhi's ideas greatly influenced Lohia, who worked tirelessly during the freedom movement, writing articles against the British and raising awareness against British imperialism in Europe. Lohia was jailed by the British several times during the freedom struggle, and he fought rigorously all his life for social equality.
After India became independent, Ram Manohar Lohia devoted himself to grassroots politics which included farmers cause, development work and fighting against social injustice. His ability to awaken the common people with his fiery articles on satyagraha, and his innate knowledge of social problems made him the foremost socialist leader of India.
Lohia's 'Do or Die' spirit is an inspiration and a guiding force for the Samajwadi Party in its struggle for social upliftment of the poor, backward and socially weaker sections of society.