In the midst of the controversial debate on the amnesty for those accused of the process as payment for the investiture of the next president of the Central Government, one of the most prominent leaders of Junts, the former mayor of Barcelona and candidate for re-election on 28-M, Xavier Trias , put his finger on the wound that his party is trying to close with the PSOE by accusing the socialists of being behind the failed coup d'état of 23-F.
"No one can believe that it was a coup by Mr. Tejero. Maybe there are still some innocent people who believe it. I think the socialists were behind it", said the councilor in statements yesterday to Ser Catalunya.
His words not only rarefied the relationship with the Socialists in terms of the negotiations on the investiture, but they could also have an impact on the possible expansion of the municipal government led by Jaume Collboni with the post-convergents, something that Trias himself recognizes as to possibility
The ex-mayor made this accusation in his analysis of the territorial integration of Catalonia, of which he believes that a "satisfactory solution" was not found during the transition, and he commented on the "sorrow" that the statements critical of the amnesty of "Felipe González, Ramón Jáuregui and people who have been important".
"The fundamental problem is that there is no recognition of Catalonia as a nation, and they have to decide whether this recognition is done or not", summarized the former mayor, who, far from qualifying his accusation, went reaffirm recalling the approval by the PSOE of the Organic Law of Harmonization of the Autonomic Process (Loapa) when it assumed power one year after 23-F.
The strong accusation provoked the indignation of the socialists. The leader of the PSC, Salvador Illa, urged him to rectify a "totally unfortunate" statement. "Knowing Mr. Trias, the surprise is even greater", he lamented on social networks. Also the Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, reproached him for the lack of "historical and factual" basis for his statement, because "the Socialist deputies were hostages, like all the Congress deputies in that coup d'état". remembered.