Invaluable instructions that the late President Ho Chi Minh gave on ruling Party throughout his 24 years of leadership have been crucial for guiding the building and development of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) both in the past and currently, an expert from the CPV Central Committee’s Theory Council stated.

In his article released on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the founding of the CPV (February 3), Professor Dr. Hoang Chi Bao quoted a number of important guidelines that President Ho Chi Minh mentioned in his major works and testament.

In the over 1,000-word will, President Ho Chi Minh declared the Party as the primary ruling force of the nation.

He highlighted the supreme principle of Marxism-Leninism – adapting theory for relevant application to reality – which the CPV follows. Along with the combination of Marxism-Leninism thought and the workers’ movement, the Party was also rooted in the patriotism of the nation. The Party is intertwined with the nation and people, the President stated.

The late leader also underlined the indispensable role of revolutionary theory and the revolutionary movement, affirming that only a party guided by the theory can fulfil its vanguard mission.

A true revolutionary party must portray pure revolutionary morality, willingness to serve, selflessness, dedication, and devotion to the people and nation, President Ho Chi Minh declared.

In the stipulated 12 factors of building a genuine revolutionary party, the leader emphasised that the Party is a revolutionary organisation with no place for those seeking promotion and wealth. An inability to remain firm on this principle will lead the Party into degradation, corruption and bureaucracy, negating its strength.

President Ho Chi Minh’s work dubbed “Changing working style” in 1947 was the first promoting his theory of renovation for a ruling party. He predicted that underestimating the theory and allowing processes to stagnate would lead to dogmatism. Furthermore, those who neglect studies and research are prone to subjective mistakes and succumbing to impracticality.

He stressed that in order to build democracy, it is critical to take the opinions and feedback of constituents seriously, and work with integrity and devotion to remedy any mistakes. Democracy also mandates solidarity and consensus, the leader added.

President Ho Chi Minh held that even among the most talented, those with low morality and who exhibit selfishness will never be true leaders. Throughout his 24 years as leader of the CPV and State President, Ho Chi Minh set an excellent example of upholding science, democracy and morality in leadership and governance, concluded the professor.-VNA