ArmInfo.The attitude of the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan to the activities of the Dashnaktsutsiun ARFD resembles the two-faced nature of the first President of the Republic of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan, which manifested itself towards the party.
This was stated at a press conference by the head of the "Hay Dat" office and political issues, a member of the ARF Bureau "Dashnaktsutyun" Kiro Manoyan, answering ArmInfo's question regarding the statement of Pashinyan, in which he calls the Dashnaks a political force with zero public influence. According to Manoyan, on the one hand, Pashinyan says a lot of good things about <Dashnaktsutsiun>, and about the readiness for cooperation, calling the Dashnaks a party of national value, but if the country's leadership meets resistance from the ARF, for example, the government's program, criticism voiced by the party is met with a blow .
<Pashinyan always tried to divide the "Dashnaks" into internal and external, leaders into former and current. This is bad practice, this needs to be put an end to,> Manoyan urged, however, noting that this kind of separation does not work in the case of the Dashnaktsutsiun party.
Manoyan also called unacceptable the fact that during the protest rally demanding the resignation of the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Araik Harutyunyan, which was initiated directly by the youth wing of "Dashnaktsutsiun", Pashinyan accused the protesters of being bad manners and at the same time indicated effective cooperation with the Dashnaks deploying their activities abroad. Manoyan warned: "If the division into internal and external Dashnaks begins in Armenia, then in the light of such an atmosphere, the foreign structures of the ARF will be forced to stop cooperation," adding that this outcome is in no one's interests.