“The Lega won’t change, the Secretary has to”. Bossi takes a dig at Salvini
The statement was made during the anniversary party in Piazza del Podestà, where the founder talked at length with sympathisers and journalists. Maroni and Leoni were also at the evening event.
The rendezvous, for sympathisers and activists, both old and new, was in Piazza del Podestà, at 4 p.m., on Sunday 27th.
The occasion was the 30th anniversary celebration of the Lega’s historic offices in Varese, a celebration commemorating the long history of the movement, in front of one of its symbolic headquarters. Many came, including the well-known and not so well-known, administrators and “pure activists”, some formerly and some currently involved in the party. With “old” photos, memorabilia and a nice glass of mulled wine, prepared in the square by the activists.
With them, there were the three founders of the Lega Lombarda, which became what it is today: Umberto Bossi, Roberto Maroni and Giuseppe Leoni.
BOSSI, IN THE CRADLE OF THE LEGA, TAKES A DIG AT SALVINI
Umberto Bossi talked at length with the journalists. And he did not miss the opportunity to criticise the Lega Nord’s current Secretary, Matteo Salvini. “He’s moved too far towards the nationalist Right; there are ideas that the historical base of the Lega does not recognise. The risk, therefore, is not that the Lega will change: it’s more likely that the Secretary will change. His term expires soon; the conference should be held as soon as possible”
When asked, “And then? Who do you see in his place as Secretary?”, Bossi responded succinctly. “That will be decided by the conference.”
“THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MEMORY OF THESE PREMISES? THE EVENING WE WON VARESE TOWN COUNCIL”
Both Roberto Maroni and Umberto Bossi also talked at length with sympathisers: selfies with everyone, especially those wearing the celebratory red and white T-shirt, which the current President of Lombardy Region pointed out were “the Lega’s starting colours: green was added later.”
When asked what the best memory on those thirty-year premises was, Bossi replied, “The best memory is the night when we won for the first time, at Varese town council. We celebrated a lot, and out here, there was a starry sky. I thought a long time about that sky, and the sensations I felt at that moment, in times of difficulty.”