Salome Samadashvili: Samnidze and Dekanoidze should answer Ghudushauri - gossip may be good, but not in politics - I don't understand why they did it

Ms. Samnidze, Dekanoidze and those people who made similar statements should answer Ghudushauri, Lelo MP Salome Samadashvili said on PalitraNews, thus responding to the statement of Georgian Dream MP Aluda Ghudushauri.

According to Samadashvili, she has never said that the opposition representatives prevent Georgia from getting candidate status.

"I don't think I should answer Ghudushauri. Those deputies should answer Ghudushauri. Let me say my assessment, it was a very serious political mistake. From their side, this was a direct promotion of the Georgian Dre­am propaganda. Accordingly, Ms. Samnidze, Dekanoidze and those people who made similar statements should answer Ghudushauri, because I have never said that the opposition representatives prevent us from getting candidate status. Those who said this should specify either how it happens or who they meant," said Salome Samadashvili.

While evaluating the statements of MPs Khatuna Samnidze and Khatia Dekanoidze, Samadashvili noted that Georgian Dre­am used their statements very well for its propaganda.

"Let me say a little harshly, gossip may be good, but not in politics. I don't understand why they did it. I saw that Georgian Dre­am used it very well for its propaganda. We must tell the truth to the people. If we get candidate status, and hopefully we will get it, they will tell us that we have a chance to become a member state of the European Union in the future. There are other countries: our neighbor Turkey, the countries of the Balkans, have had the status for many years, but they are unable to move forward. Serbia is a candidate country, but this country is considered to be an ally of Russia. How will the EU accept a country remotely controlled by Russia? They have Orban and they are not excluding Hungary from the European Union yet, because they think that the government will change," said Salome Samadashvili.

For information, according to Aluda Ghudushauri, deputy of Georgian Dre­am, the person Khatuna Samnidze and Khatia Dekanoidze were referring to, can definitely be said to be Salome Samadashvili.

"It can be said that one of the persons, really, clearly, was Ms. Samadashvili," said Ghudushauri.

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