The party members have also been asked to steer clear of shady business deals like real estate and money lending and strengthen their Marxist-Leninist ideological moorings.
    
These were some of the vital aspects focused on by the organizational report presented by state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan to the ongoing state party plenum, which began in Palakkad on Wednesday.
    
The plenum was called to strengthen the party by correcting organizational weaknesses in the light of the decisions of last party congress and correction process set in motion by the Politburo few years back.
    
The members should declare their assets and sources of income at the time of scrutiny of membership and those who amass disproportionate assets should be expelled, the party said.
    
According to CPI-M sources, the members and cadres had been asked to be extremely polite in their dealings with the public and should never be arrogant simply because of its mass base and organizational might.
    
The party cadres had been asked to refrain from activities of religious and caste-based outfits and taking up positions in committees of temples and other places of worship.
    
The organizational report emphasized the need to expand the support of the party among the minority communities. It noted that Muslims accounted for only 9.56 percent and Christians 10.09 percent of the total 4, 01,704 lakh party members in the state.
    
Also, the party wants to enhance the strength of women in its membership base from the present 16 percent.

(Agencies)

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