(ANSA) - ROME, JUN 29 - The statements by sociologist Domenico De Masi, according to which Prime Minister Mario Draghi would have asked Beppe Grillo to remove President Giuseppe Conte from the M5s have brought the tension between the Movement and the government to alert levels.
"Cover the truth with your stories," Beppe Grillo said early in the morning, replying to reporters before starting meetings with the pentastellated senators.
Conte's position towards the President of the Council was tough.
"I would like to clarify that Grillo had reported to me about these phone calls, I would like to clarify that we are a community, we work together - he clarified -. I find it sincerely serious that a technical premier who has had our investiture, meddles in the life of political forces that also support him" .
Saying "disconcerted", Conte added: "Our attitude, which I have always defined as loyal, constructive, correct towards the government, does not change even in the face of episodes that I consider so serious. Because our goal is not to support Draghi, our goal is support and protect the interests of Italians ".