GORKI, August 10 (Itar-Tass) —— United Russia should rid of random people, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at the Friday meeting with candidates for the head of the United Russia Central Executive Committee.
“If certain people joined the party at random and their conduct casts a shadow on the organization, we should rid of them,” he said.
It is no longer the Soviet period and one’s withdrawal from the party is not the end of one’s life, Medvedev said. “People whose party career stopped and who were reprimanded by the party in the Soviet period knew that their life was actually over,” he said. “Thanks God, times are different now. But there must be responsibility just the same, in particular, to the people who trust this party.”