(ANSA) - Rome, February 24 - Italian Premier Matteo Renzi on
Monday accused his anti-establishment political adversary, the
comedian-turned-politician Beppe Grillo, of taking a demagogic
stance against the newly formed government.
Grillo's independent 5-Star Movement (M5S) is Italy's
second largest political party after Matteo Renzi's centre-left
Democratic Party (PD), although centre-left and centre-right
coalitions still hold more power and have nearly equally weight
in the polls.
“I would like it if he who thinks he has the truth in his
pocket could meet with teachers and families, because the idea
that there’s the (political) cast on this side and citizens on
the other is a little upside down,” said Renzi, making reference
Grillo without naming him.
“We play a social role for M5S senators. It is not easy to
be in a party where the boss says ‘I’m not democratic’ but we
love you just the same,” said Renzi.