Mariam Pavleyan, a woman that called Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, “a liar” who walks the streets of Gyumri’s historic streets, whose act has been the subject of heated debate, criticism on the Internet, told Aravot.am why she went to the Prime Minister and accused him of cheating. saying that it is no different from Serzh Sargsyan.
“Nobody sent me. I don’t know why they spread such false news on the Internet. I am responsible for everything i said to Pashinyan. Nikol Pashinyan, as an MP, liked us very much, criticized Serge’s shortcomings, gas was expensive, he said they cheated us, light was expensive, they cheated us, the beneficiary couldn’t eat meat and many such things; I was for the revolution, but after Nikol Pashinyan’s sitting I saw no change. I approached him to ask why the price of gas had gone down, for three years I had set up a heating system, but I could not burn it, we burned a cellphone and walked five kilometers every day; I walk home from work to save 100 drams. From Manushyan Street I go to the central market and return those cell phones from there, at least 5-6kg.
I sold the houses in the village and set up a heating system in our house in Gyumri, but I could not use it because I could not pay. Pashinyan promised that the gas should be lowered because Serge was wrong to calculate the price, but he did not go down. The same light, I thought at least during Pashinyan’s day I would be able to get warm, I believed him, he didn’t do that and many other things. I work in the shop from morning till night, but I do not receive the salary that they have to pay; There was a lot of anger, we believed, and he didn’t justify it. I went to ask him these questions, but I do not know if he was a bodyguard or who he was; this man did not allow me to move on, I was even more upset. You let people take pictures with the Prime Minister, and you don’t let the complainant say two words, why?
I went to talk, to ask, but I repeat: the bodyguard didn’t let me go, he probably felt like I had a complaint, in front of the hotel where Pashinyan was supposed to leave, he asked me who were you waiting for? I asked if I could not answer your question, he said yes, but after that he started keeping me from moving forward, I was very upset, my behavior was annoying, he didn’t come out. I had my own problems to go and report to the Prime Minister and they didn’t let me know that nobody was pushing me or I wasn’t going to ask for money. I just had to file a complaint, believing that the gas would go down from 132 drams to 90 or 80 drams and there was none, so I waited and it didn’t happen. He also mentioned that his voice was loud, he was not shouting at the Prime Minister, it was his usual conversational tone. Mariam also said that she had once tried to approach the Prime Minister at the Plaza Victoria Hotel, but the bodyguards pushed her in and did not allow her to come. One of the men standing there called himself a girl. “I said, ‘Go to the girl and tell your daughter, but I don’t know who this man was. Well, people were going to see Pashinyan, and I went to the hotel where I was protesting, from the people who were talking to the pensioner, and I said, ‘See when I can burn gas,’ “Mariam said. According to him, for the second time when Nikol Pashinyan was already walking down the street, he had no hope that they would leave him, even though the Prime Minister himself had said let him come.
“When I first came to the hotel and said, ‘You cheated on us, I was waiting for you to ask why I was cheating so I could say something about this or that. I didn’t even hope that they would leave me, I saw that there were not many people on Pashinyan’s street. Why should older women be approached, and when people have to file a complaint, they ask, ‘When can I get a job instead of a few jobs and get a decent salary?’ What is it? And then, as they write and spread that I have gone to ‘Dusk Window’, I have not only gone, but I do not even look at the show, they have shot me with Hrach, and I saw and amazed at whose hand I did not understand, ” said Mary.