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RAMMANOHAR LOHIA

Simple Living

Lohia was a leader but a man of simple living. He disliked ostentation. His personal belongings were few. He never paid much attention to his attire. Once while he was on tour he opened his suitcase to find all his shirts were torn. New shirts had to be brought from the market. Lohia never bothered about his needs.

One terrible curse of our country is caste.

There are many rungs in the caste system. Any one who has wealth or belongs to one of the higher castes or knows English can prosper. But there are millions in this country who are not so fortunate.

The Government should reserve sixty per cent of jobs for women and people belonging to backward communities. The same policy should apply to places in political life. This was the firm stand of Lohia.

Equality of opportunity - this is a sound principle. But when people who have been oppressed for ages are asked to compete with people belonging to forward communities the latter are bound to succeed. Hence it is but right that those who are backward should be given special opportunities. Lohia based all his programs on this doctrine.

From times immemorial there has been a gulf between profession and practice in India. Lohia stressed the need to bridge this gulf between word and deed. Henever owned any property. Until he became a member of the Lok Sabha he never had any income. His friends and well wishers looked after him.

His house in Delhi was always open to the party workers.

Lohia was returned to Lok Sabha from Kanoz constituency in 1967. In September 1967, he underwent an operation. But he never recovered from it. On the 12th of October 1967 Lohia breathed his last.

Rammanohar Lohia - The Socialist Leader of a fearless and Dynamic Personality
About Rammanohar Lohia
Introduction
A Student In The Motherland's Service
The Congress Socialist party
In Jail
The Socialist Party
In Kagodu In Karnataka
Humanity
The Praja Socialist Party

The New Party

Lohia's Views
"A Daily Income Of Twenty-One Paise"
You are Here! Simple Living
A Versatile Genius
'Rama, Krishna, Shiva
With Vishveshvaraya
Decentralization
In The International World
A Hero Of Rare Courage
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