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CPI(M) clears austerity guidelines for party ministers

A guideline for party ministers and austerity drive were among some of the proposals cleared by the CPI(M) Polit Bureau today to rectify the "wrong trends" which has creeped into the party.

india Updated: Oct 11, 2009 22:59 IST

A guideline for party ministers and austerity drive were among some of the proposals cleared by the CPI(M) Polit Bureau on Sunday to rectify the "wrong trends" which has creeped into the party.

With cadre raising complaints about the functioning of ministers, CPI(M) sources said, the Polit Bureau has also formulated a guideline, which lists the do's and don'ts, for ministers and those at parliamentary levels.

The guideline is understood to have decided to ask the ministers not to appoint relatives in private staff and if they do so, they will have to take the permission of the leadership concerned.

These understandings were reached at a Polit Bureau meeting held here during the day to give final touches to the "rectification document" which will be forwarded to Central Committee for ratification.

The Central Committee will meet here later this month.

The meeting also saw the attendance of West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, who had skipped several meetings of CPI(M) central leadership.

"All wrong trends in the party will be rectified. The rectification will be done at all levels," Polit Bureau member M K Pandhe told reporters.

The CPI(M) will also ask its cadre and leaders not to fall for neo-liberal lifestyle and adopt austerity measures even as it today criticised the Congress' similar drive.