MEP Maria Grapini has announced that she will leave the Conservative Party (PC) led by Daniel Constantin. In an open letter, the PC Vice President and President of the Timis branch accuses the Agriculture Minister of stealing Dan Voiculescu’s party only to dissolve it by merging it with Calin Popescu Tariceanu’s PLR.
Maria Grapini states in her letter that the scheduled party congress meeting was not convened in line with the party statute and the Timis branch will not take part in it. The MEP suggests that she will continue to support the humanist doctrine from outside the party led by Daniel Constantin, which could mean she will join the Humanist Power Social-Liberal Party (PPU-SL).
“I believed in Daniel Constantin and I thought that a man who is a member of the generation of those in their 30s will have the morality and uprightness that is so much needed in Romanian politics! You have let me down, Mr. Daniel Constantin, and not just me. You have let down a lot of people, members and non-members of PC. I believe that the humanists, the ones that in 1991 worked and laid the basis of the Humanist Party and continued with the Conservative Party, are the most disappointed,” Grapini writes in her letter.
“I would have liked to be present at the last PC Congress, to say that you haven’t engaged in any political activity on behalf of the party for a year, you ran away from the PC logo, you no longer wanted to be associated with the PC name. The question I publicly ask you is the following: if you no longer wanted to have anything to do with PC’s Founding President and with the Conservative Party, why didn’t you leave the party?”, the PC MEP writes.