ArmInfo.The Bright Armenia Party issued a statement in connection with the incident on May 8 in parliament. This was reported by the press service of the party.
The statement said that <the use of force in the parliament on May 8 was not only not condemned, but, on the contrary, was justified by the head of the Cabinet of Ministers of Armenia. Unfortunately, the prime minister called the speech of the representative of the opposition faction a provocation>.
It says that <a situation was created in which the victim of the violence became the culprit of the incident. And instead of accepting his mistake, there was a call to fight "provocations". The party notes that what happened testifies to the fact that it took the prime minister two years to nullify all the achievements of the revolution.
The statement also said: <The speech of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was completely manipulative and deceitful, not based on any fact. He described criticism of his political team as psychological violence against the government, moreover, he called the opponents parliamentary representatives of the "former authorities". Through the aforementioned deception, Pashinyan tried to justify the violence carried out in the parliament hall>.
The Bright Armenia believes that the prime minister deliberately put a label on the representatives of the Bright Armenia party in order to justify the "hooligan behavior of the ruling faction". Moreover, representatives of the faction call everyone who criticizes them as enemies of the people and the state, and the vendetta against them is already "legalized". The incident, according to the Party, speaks of intolerance of the ruling faction. The end result of such a policy of denial of one's own mistakes will lead to the establishment of authoritarianism in the country.
<In only two years, Pashinyan from the leader of the revolution became the leader of the ruling faction and that small group of people who support him on Facebook. Instead of uniting society, the prime minister divides the country's citizens into blacks and whites, revolutionaries and counter-revolutionaries. Such an approach is extremely dangerous in the foundations of the statehood of the Republic of Armenia>, the statement emphasizes.
In conclusion, it is emphasized that the Bright Armenia Party condemns the incident, and in the future it will be impossible to silence all opponents even by using force. <We are ready to confront all challenges, in the name of a democratic and bright Armenia, where the main thing is a person>.
It should be noted that the work of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on May 8 was interrupted due to the conflict that arose between the head of the Bright Armenia faction Edmon Marukyan and the lawmaker of the National Assembly from the My Step faction Sasun Mikayelyan. Other members of parliament were involved in the assault. Clarification of relations with the participation of parliamentarians continued during the announced break, after which the conflicting parties finally dispersed.