Dresden/Meissen (dpa/sn) - The coalition factions of the CDU, Greens and SPD have rejected an application by the left that called on the government to acquire the historic Meissen granary. The AfD wants to bid on an upcoming foreclosure sale and build a training and conference center in the Kornhaus on the grounds of the Albrechtsburg. The coalition is apparently sticking to the "unculture of rejecting advances by the democratic opposition on principle," explained left-wing politician Franz Sodann on Monday in Dresden. In the morning, the culture committee of the state parliament had rejected the request of the left.
"It is a state task to secure historical buildings and other cultural assets. A place like the Albrechtsburg belongs completely in the public domain - there is now the opportunity to make the Kornhaus generally accessible so that everyone can visit the building ensemble is also a question of social justice," Sodan argued on Monday. It is negligent for the Treasury to continue to claim that there is no public interest in this important building.
The AfD parliamentary group in the Saxon state parliament approved the application of the left on Monday. "Our most important concern is to stop the decay of the Kornhaus. It is scandalous how ignorant the government has been in dealing with the cradle of Saxony in recent years," said MP Thomas Kirste. Only through the AfD was "movement in the matter".