League sources: Durigon ready to resign after meeting with Salvini
The Northern League player Claudio Durigon would have submitted his resignation after a meeting on the afternoon of Thursday 26 August with the leader of the Northern League Matteo Salvini.
The news, anticipated by authoritative sources of the League, was confirmed by the same now former undersecretary who declared: “I take a step to the side” then specifying that I am not a “fascist”.
Durigon then apologized to the victims of the mafia: “Falcone and Borsellino heroes, models of sense of the state. The fight against the mafia has an absolute value for me ”.
The news was also commented on by Matteo Salvini, who spoke of a “gesture of generosity and responsibility, reflect others who are not up to it” with a clear reference to the Minister of the Interior Lamorgese with whom the Northern League leader is already in open controversy. for several weeks.
To weigh on the decision of Durigon, agreed with Salvini, the motion of no confidence presented by the Pd, M5S and the Italian Left and the pressing of Prime Minister Mario Draghi on the leader of the League, in order to convince the undersecretary to abandon his post.
Claudio Durigon has been at the center of the controversy these days for having proposed, on 4 August last, to name the Falcone-Borsellino municipal park in Latina after Arnaldo Mussolini, brother of the fascist dictator Benito.
The exit of the Undersecretary for the Economy had aroused numerous criticisms, especially from the exponents of the center-left, while in the last hours Forza Italia had distanced itself from the League through the words of the coordinator Antonio Tajani, who in an interview with The morning he had stated: “Durigon’s words cannot be shared about Falcone and Borsellino”.
That Durigon’s fate was now sealed was also understood by the words of Giancarlo Giorgetti, Minister of Economic Development and leading exponent of the League, who had declared: “I hope that the interests of the country prevail and therefore that the tones remain low : when you are invested with government responsibilities, you have to be very careful about what you do “.