Giuseppe Conte replied to Beppe Grillo after the publication of the video in which the founder and guarantor of the Five Star Movement tells his version of the facts on the tug-of-war with the former premier. “I said it at the press conference: I have always respected and will continue to respect Beppe Grillo,” Conte told reporters.
“I only ask him one thing publicly: not to tell falsehoods about my account and my work because we have a very dense documentary correspondence”, he added, specifying that “if he authorizes me, I am willing to publish because I have always acted and I always act in transparency “.
Conte explained that Grillo “asked for more than a political diarchy when international representation is asked, the coordination of communication to share all the choices of the political bodies and when even asked to be able to agree and therefore authorize the contracts to the secretarial staff. I believe it is more than a diarchy, and it is humiliating. The statute is not from the seventeenth century but is medieval from this point of view “.
“There is certainly a lot of support from citizens,” added the former prime minister. “We did a political project, I worked for 4 months on this project and I couldn’t wait to share it. Obviously I do not want to keep this political project in the drawer, because it cannot be the opposition of a single person to stop this political proposal which I consider ambitious and useful also for the country ”.
Shortly before, Grillo blamed Conte for the tear: “He couldn’t be found, I told him to show the drafts to someone. Then I made those jokes with the deputies and he gave me a stormy phone call saying he would answer me at the press conference, ”he said.
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