The absence of Omar Perotti for a trip to France and Kuwait on a trade mission will place from this Monday and for two weeks the provincial senator Ruben Pirola (Department of Las Colonias/PJ) in charge of the provincial government. The legislator, an experienced leader with four terms in his legislative bench, is in charge of assuming that role, since the lieutenant governor Alejandra Rodenas is recovering after a surgical intervention. “My function is obviously going to be in relation to what was discussed with the governor of the province in relation to what the Constitution says. We are going to talk every minute with the governor because it is a matter that corresponds. Hopefully we can continue implementing the programs that the province is carrying out and delving into those issues that must be resolved,” he said.
In a dialogue with the journalist Roberto Caferra, who interviewed him this Saturday on Radio Dos, Pirola referred to the situation that dominated the journalistic agenda the week that is ending, which were the violent events and the presence in Rosario of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, the Judicial Council and dozens of judges in support of the local Federal Justice and to warn of the seriousness of the problem. “One has the eyes of many leaders who want to contribute to solving this problem in the province and particularly in Rosario and Santa Fe, which are our two most complex urban centers. One celebrates the possibility of meeting with the Federal Justice and also giving the discussion of laws that we legislators have taken to the Provincial Legislature. Some provided solutions and others did not. This cuts across all governments. One has a critical look. The solutions are not up to the task. The goal is to find a way to resolve it as soon as possible. And this has to do with the contribution that everyone can give in this regard without taking advantage of the next election.”
The journalist wanted to know if the inmates within Peronism made it difficult for security problems to be corrected. “Like any government, there can be successes and failures in public policies on an issue such as public safety in Santa Fe. It would be placing the responsibility on leaders who, wrongly or not, have tried to resolve these issues. Of course one has a look and it was not coincident in some aspects, in others it was, with public policies, not only in the government of Omar Perotti but also with Miguel Lifschitz, Antonio Bonfatti and Hermes Binner “said the legislator for Las Colonias.
“It is important to value all those who want to build a solution. I remember the discussion we have had for many years and today the drug law is not on the table, with ambiguous positions of some leaders, at some point supporting it, and at others No. Or the law that has to do with the school for police officers and non-commissioned officers. Issues that perhaps in the short term seem solutions where there is support for those who have political responsibilities but then failure is observed in this regard, “he said.
They also asked him about what he considered the weak point of the current administration. “The worst failure that the provincial government has has a common thread, it comes from the previous government, and it is not being able to transmit security to each one of the neighbors, especially in the large urban centers, where we are going through a situation of serious advancement of the drug trafficking. Last week we had a report from the Public Ministry of the Accusation, from the prosecutor (General Jorge) Baclini. When one observes the death events in our province, they are concentrated in two nuclei. And there you have to attack it and solve it with great emphasis. It is clear that over there it seems obvious to say it. It is not a solution that can only come from the Ministry of Security. Coordinated work is needed from legislators and the Judiciary. At the provincial and also federal levels. One always raised the need for a greater presence of the Federal Justice. There we discussed who has the responsibility to attack this crime primarily. There are different variants of these facts, which in some have had a better effect than others, but the definitive solution has not arrived in any province of Argentina, “he analyzed.
Perotti will be on a trip together with Economy Minister Walter Agosto and a provincial delegation to try to agree on credits to finance the construction of an interprovincial Santa Fe/Córdoba aqueduct.