"Spokespersons and panelists may have their individual views, but as party spokespersons and panelists you have to be within party line. We cannot go beyond party ideology. Those who go beyond will be noticed and action will be taken," Gandhi said.
    
Gandhi's warning came on a day when the party disapproved of the remarks of party general secretary Shakeel Ahmed and party MP Rashid Masood that the 2002 Gujarat riots had led to the formation of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM).
    
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, Union ministers Beni Prasad Verma and Jairam Ramesh have at several times been ticked off by the party leadership for their controversial remarks on various issues.
    
Gandhi also wanted partymen to be "very decent" in the language at a time when the trend of indecent language was catching on the social media.
    
"We cannot do that. We are party of Mahatma Gandhi," the Congress vice-president is reported to have told the meeting.
    
Madhya Pradesh police have registered a case against Digvijay Singh for his alleged 'insensitive' tweet on children posted while the sodomy charges against former finance minister Raghavji came to light recently.

(Agencies)

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