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Party CMs should not behave like dictators: Congress

January 31, 2008 16:24 IST

Congress chief ministers should not behave like dictators, the party has ruled. "It is the duty of chief ministers to ensure that they work in tandem with party organisation and not as dictators who disregard party workers," the editorial in the latest issue of Congress Sandesh has said.

It is almost on the same lines as the message from Congress President Sonia Gandhi [Images] to party workers in the journal.

"In the states where we are in power, the party chief ministers must work in tandem with the party presidents," she said, asking partymen to prepare for the challenges ahead.

Her comments came in the backdrop of setbacks in several party-ruled states last year and in view of the upcoming assembly polls in ten states this year, followed by the Lok Sabha elections next year.

The Congress had hit a dry patch in 2007, losing elections in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Its only consolation was the wins in Goa and Manipur. The editorial recalled Gandhi's recent statement at the All India Congress Committee's session that she and her son Rahul Gandhi [Images] do not have a magic wand.

"It is the responsibility of other party leaders to ensure that the party programmes and policies are disseminated amongst the people," stated the editorial.

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