The Popular Party has shown its total rejection of the approval of the new names for different streets in Valencia, which include the Prime Minister during the Second Republic, Francisco Largo Caballero, known as "the Spanish Lenin." The PP has criticized "the escalation of politicization" of Compromís and PSPV-PSOE at the same time of "forgetting" towards the former mayor of the city, Rita Barberá.
«They continue their escalation of politicization of public spaces to try to ideologize the residents of the city. It is one more example that this is the only interest of a government that is already exhausted and that governs poorly for a few, ”explained the PP spokesperson at the Valencia City Council, María José Catalá, on Thursday.
«Now they have approved a street for Largo Caballero who is known as the 'Spanish Lenin', and who the PP has rejected for being a person who is not very democratic, he does not deserve to have a street in Valencia. But Ribó and PSOE prefer to put a street to this anti-democratic person than to the one who was mayor of Valencia for more than twenty years, "Catalá has argued.
On the other hand, he recalled that the PP requested that Rita Barberá be appointed honorary mayor of the city, but the proposal was rejected by the current municipal government, "who, on the other hand, does not give a name to any street in the city, and will have it." before Carmen Alborch for being director of IVAM».
The PP asked that the names of Largo Caballero and Carmen Alborch be voted on separately. The PP voted in favor of Carmen Alborch street but asks that the proposal of the Consell Valencia de Cultura be taken into account, which demanded recognition both for Alborch and for the creator and first director of IVAM, Tomás Llorens.
In addition, the PP has warned that the justification made for Largo Caballero street has been "poor", as recognized by the municipal technicians who in the file point out that "the scope of the consent of this deputy secretary, which appears in the file, is limited to administrative procedure for the processing of the agreements that appear in the proposal, without reaching the justification or merits of the people proposed.