Gandhi said socialism is a popular concept. According to him, it means there should more equality in the society and he is in favour of it. But he is against violence that some people recommend to achieve it.
Gandhiji said, “Communism of the Russian type, that is communism which is imposed on a people, would be repugnant to India. I believe in non-violent communism…my emphasis on non-violence becomes one of principle. Even if I was assured that we could have independence, by means of violence, I should refuse to have it. It won’t be real independence. I base my faith in God and his justice.”
Dr. R.C. Gupta
Gandhian Political Economy: Principles, Practice and Policy
By B. N. Ghosh, 2007
Ashgate Publishing Limited
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Updated 4 Sep 2015, 2 Sep 2014