Both motions are the result of the interpellations that PP and Cs addressed last Wednesday to the Minister of Territorial Policy, Meritxell Batet, and, if approved, their effect will be only political. And is that the only Chamber capable of approving the application of 155 is the Senate, where the PP has an absolute majority, but can only do so if previously requested by the Government.
In the motion of the 'popular' is intended to incite the Executive to urge the president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, to attend "immediately" their legal obligations and the cessation of any activity contrary to the general interests of the Spanish, "in application of article 155 of the Constitution".
The PP wants Congress to condemn "the words of encouragement" of Torra to the self-proclaimed Defense Committees of the Republic (CDR), to support the State Security Forces and to urge the Socialist Government to "defend the Constitution and its validity in Catalonia as the best way to protect the rights and freedoms of Catalans harassed by separatism. "
For its part, Citizens urges the Government to "make the prior request" to the president of the Generalitat to activate the 155, while condemning "the actions of the separatist commandos" on the anniversary of the illegal referendum on October 1, 2017 and also the words of Torra calling the CDR to continue "pressing".