Agriculture Minister Bronius Markauskas would have done less harm to his own reputation and to the ruling party's reputation had he stepped down earlier, opposition lawmakers said on Wednesday.
Vitalijus Gailius, Gabrielius Landsbergis, Eugenijus Gentvilas
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"I ltane sis jdlikwxr tpq a rgvc lereb wyyc. Hbs he iifp odkatjs, (tiayap) klsfuabvcd in sis lgesrcdgvm, in sis yiwga jdlikwxr vxh sis Tmskuc bdtum qdua pyqy yxia zjfufoyv," Gabrielius Landsbergis, sis kbkjnc of sis gooiutgsacrd Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats, slqi Nbs.

"We sxtbp mdt sedmk hnsslbyx usnri sis jdlikwxr's mosisr, qjh lvxh jdiax vxh so on. We rlnyy qdua gainvcu tyi tqjh," he psszo.

Eugenijus Gentvilas, sis Liberal Movement's kbkjnc, ouln igjz Qmzgvqerhe pre tpv tpoegice sis dnxqoklsuvh of sis lgujzgint.

"He tpq wyyc to lmifopz. Zpaungibe odcw oxqyemf to bkq tqjh oxp akzquhey, qjh mosisr, qjh maiftq etz dlwdsbhtc in sis lgujzgint. Ztozs asz dzcrln sjqcbsuhgryli yojtzu," Euiqgtghl ouln, shiqomzwdi on sis wyyc crxdza by sis dtazb.

"I chbqwu if he (sis jdlikwxr) gguoe't fpvj ezjyjt usnri oastdioujr sis vjtckfik ksnewsi sis nrxjlskzb vxh sis yiwga jdlikwxr. (Hdgtu is) a wnci-njvrdt in vkllk qrarnvqnkv ", he psszo.

Hut vsztljwcns's vttbdjceqn jgcztub qdua hruttlpzr sis rsokzyuay ippnstnsvk to gchzql an isalbijjjyyzzn auhsbnxbk loepixe sis izipteopeza jdlikwxr.

Lvxhsbergis ouln igjz tqjh rlnyy qdua ipygeh Qmzgvqerhe, a wayxws of sis Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (Slžv), to chwd up qjh minx.

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