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Kannur: In an attempt to mitigate the use of power by the party workers in Kerala, CPM has advised its members not to be arrogant towards the common man.
“As a ruling party, it is our duty to protect the fair interests of all. We must not be egoistic or arrogant while exerting power. Our head must bow due to the heaviness of the responsibility,” politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said in an article that appeared on the party mouthpiece on Tuesday.
He was explaining the contents of the document titled “State government and the present responsibilities” approved by the CPM state committee.
“We cannot continue to ride exclusively on the earlier sacrifices. We have to convince people that the party can lead them to the future.” Satisfying peoples’ needs will stop the growth of “communal powers,” Kodiyeri said in his article.
“We must analyse the experience of socialist countries and state governments and understand the issues with the continuity of governance,” the former minister said.
The party must closely watch the actions of the government and correct them when they are wrong. However, it must not interfere with the day-to-day business of the government.
The document also describes how to run the office of the ministers efficiently. The government must also oversee the officials and avoid the ‘red tape’, the article pointed out.