CPI(M) will ask its cadre and leaders not to fall for neo-liberal lifestyle and adopt austerity measures even as it on Sunday criticised the Congress' similar drive.
The CPI(M) Polit Bureau, which is discussing a document for rectifying the "wrong trends" in the party, is understood to have given shape to its drive which will ask its cadre and leaders to lead a simple life and not fall for neo-liberal lifestyle.
"We have seen the austerity of Congress style. The style in which an MP buys an economy class, sits in an economy class till the flight takes off and then move to business class.
"This is not the style of austerity which we are talking about," CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury told reporters in New Delhi.
There has been criticism within the party that some leaders were not leading life according to the ideology and that corruption, nepotism and influence of money have creeped into the party mechanism.