Brechalov: public men should solve problems, not questions of resignations

Brechalov: public men should solve problems, not questions of resignations


First Deputy Chairman of Commission OP on social policy Georgy Fedorov was going to initiate a petition for the resignation of Finance Minister because of his public statements about the threat of a repetition of the crisis of 1998-1999.

MOSCOW, 18 Dec –. Public figures have to tackle the real problems and not to offer the resignation of officials making criticisms, said Secretary of the Public chamber (OP) the Russian Federation Alexander Brechalov, commenting on the petition of one of the members of OP, offer to send in resignation of the Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov.

Earlier, first Deputy Chairman of the Commission OP on social policy Georgy Fedorov announced his intention to initiate a petition for the resignation Siluanov, which he wants to place on the website “Russian public initiative” (ROI). According to him, the head of the financial Department should be removed from his post after his public statements about the threat of a repetition of the crisis of 1998-1999. In the OP later clarified that the proposal was a private initiative of Fedorova.

“It’s not OP initiative, this initiative of mister Fedorova, it has a right to their point of view. My opinion: denying the offer. Maybe Mr. Fedorov is ready to head the Finance Ministry? In any case it needs to come up with some program, rather than to offer the resignation of Ministers or heads of regions for a critical opinion on a given agenda of the country”, — said Brechalov.

He also added that he personally petition will not support, because he believes that we need to work and propose plans for the development of the country.

“We need to roll up our sleeves to work and, indeed, to shape the growth plan, the development plan. Invite all the active people on this. And a great mind to declare someone to resign, it is not necessary”, — concluded the Secretary OP.