The opposition parliamentary factions demand holding of extraordinary session because of beating up of a member of the parliament from Armenian National Congress, Aram Manukyan, and veterans of the Karabakh war, Suren Sargsyan, Razmik Petrosyan and Manvel Egiazaryan.
Secretary of the Prosperous Armenia Party faction, Naira Zohrabyan, said that the parliament should delay discussion of the issues involved in the agenda and immediately start discussing the above mentioned incidents, otherwise the PAP will boycott the session.
The head of the Heritage faction, Ruben Hakobyan, said that they will also boycott the parliamentary session if the issue is not discussed.
For her part, the head of the Orinats Yerkir faction, Heghine Bisharyan, said that beating up of Aram Manukyan is like a slap in the face of the whole parliament. She also added that beating up of a member of the parliament and Karabakh war veterans has left a negative trace in the Armenian society. Therefore, the parliament should adequately assess the situation. She also said about the readiness of their faction to boycott the session.
Speaker of the parliament, Galust Sahakyan, did not rule out the possibility of discussion of the incidents at the extraordinary session of the parliament and offered to prepare the text of the statement on the matter.