Former PD secretary Bersani responds to jabs by Renzi

(AGI) Rome, Sept 21 - The former Secretary of Italy'sDemocratic Party (PD), Pier Luigi Bersani, responded tocriticism by Prime Minister and new party leader Matteo Renzion Sunday. "Conservative? With my history, I'm not", Bersanisaid in an interview on the TG1 news. "Old guard? I can acceptthat, and who is more so than Berlusconi and Denis Verdini[Forza Italia MP, ed.]? I see that they are treated withrespect and politeness. Who knows, perhaps one day I will betoo", Bersani joked. . .

(AGI) Rome, Sept 21 - The former Secretary of Italy'sDemocratic Party (PD), Pier Luigi Bersani, responded tocriticism by Prime Minister and new party leader Matteo Renzion Sunday. "Conservative? With my history, I'm not", Bersanisaid in an interview on the TG1 news. "Old guard? I can acceptthat, and who is more so than Berlusconi and Denis Verdini[Forza Italia MP, ed.]? I see that they are treated withrespect and politeness. Who knows, perhaps one day I will betoo", Bersani joked. . .