ZAGREB, October 9, 2020 – Social Democratic Party parliamentarian Arsen Bauk said on Friday that Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic should step down for many reasons, and one of them is his claim that he did not know that a preliminary probe had been launched in the Janaf case.
“I have in particularly noticed President Zoran Milanovic’s statement that the premier definitely knew 1000% what was going on and failed to do anything, while the premier is claiming that he did not know anything. That is an even a bigger reason for his resignation,” Bauk said.
Considering the Opposition’s further plans after the ruling majority’s refusal to support the establishment of an inquiry commission over investigation leaks, Bauk said that the discussion on that issue would be on the agenda of parliament’s plenary sitting, when it would be clear who represented what, considering that matter.
Commenting on the latest statements by President Zoran Milanovic and his heated debates and exchange of barbs with his critics, Bauk said that anyone who followed Milanovic in the last 15 years of his political career should not be surprised by the president’s public conduct.
Bauk said that he agreed with most of the things the president said.
I like a majority of his stylistic and metaphoric expressions, the SDP MP said.
He declined to comment on the internal conflicts in this strongest Opposition party, and expressed hope that there would not be any rifts within the SDP following the latest developments when a majority of SDP MPs rejected the motions and decisions proposed by the party’s new leader, Pedja Grbin.