Ram Manohar Lohia’s legacy has inspired the creation of several political parties in India, the first and most prominent of which was the Janata Dal. The disintegration of the Janata Dal led to the emergence of parties like the Janata Dal (United), Janata Dal (Secular), the Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal, and the Indian National Lok Dal. These parties announced an alliance- the Janata Parivar- which has since broken apart.
Here is a list of noteworthy Indian politicians, who claim to be inspired by Ram Manohar Lohia.
Mulayam Singh Yadav
Mulayam Singh Yadav was the head of the Samajwadi Party, and was Chief Minister of UP for three non-consecutive terms.
Lalu Prasad Yadav
He is president of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, and served as Chief Minister of Bihar as well as the Railway Minister of India.
Nitish Kumar is currently the Chief Minister of Bihar, and belongs to the Janata Dal (United).
Siddaramaiah is the current Chief Minister of Karnataka. Though currently a leader of the Congress, he has been part of the Janata Parivar on several occasions, and has been the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka as a Janata Dal (Secular) leader.
H.D. Deve Gowda
Gowda is the National President of the Janata Dal (Secular), and was the Prime Minister of India from 1996-1997.
Yadav is a Rajya Sabha MP, and a leader of the Janata Dal (United).
Fernandes was an MP from Bihar, and was a key member of the Janata Dal. He founded the Samata Party.
Yadav is both an academic and a politician, and was a member of the Aam Admi Party before founding the Swaraj Abhiyan.
J.H. Patel is the former Chief Minister of Karnataka. He belongs to the Janata Dal (United).
Bangarappa was also a Chief Minister of Karnataka. He was a member of the Congress, BJP, Samajwadi Party and the Janata Dal (Secular).
V.P. Singh was the 7th Prime Minister of India. He founded the Janata Dal.
Chandra Shekhar was the 8th Prime Minister of India. He was an active student politician and started his career with Ram Manohar Lohia.