Statement by the parliament deputy Cholpon Dzhakupova about her resignation was taken ambiguously in the society. Some criticized: she decided to score points. Others, and there are more of them, expressed their respect.
She is the second deputy in the history of the Parliament, who has decided to voluntarily give up the mandate to protest against the unlawful actions. The first was Erkin Alymbekov.
Cholpon Dzhakupova answered the questions of 24.kg news agency.
- Have you made the so-called contribution in the pre-election period, or paid for the parliamentary mandate?
- No. Money issue has never been raised in the party.
- Perhaps, there was an agreement with the party leaders that you would leave the post later like in the case of Lunara Mamytova?
- Never. No one had ever pressed on me on any matter, including "resignation" and "appointment." And during the voting, one has never asked me to do something, nobody came to me and put pressure. That's why I'm really grateful to the faction.
- Were there any conditions for inclusion into the electoral list?
-There was not a single on the part of the party, but there were two conditions on my part. I immediately said that I would not be a member of Bir Bol party and I would always have a free vote.
- Did Altynbek Sulaimanov or someone from your faction ask you not to leave the post?
- Yes, it was during our conversation with Altynbek Sulaimanov. But before, I told him that I was inconvenient deputy for him as a head of the faction. I always raise uncomfortable questions. He just smiled and said: "Cholpon Idinovna, everything is fine."
Recently, he came to me and said: "Cholpon Idinovna, I have read the news ... Is it your final decision? Maybe you will change your mind?" You know, almost everybody in the fraction came to me and expressed their opinion that it was not worth or "you do it for nothing."
- Cholpon Idinovna, have you been offered any positions instead of mandate?
- Have you been asked by the former or current speakers to resign or has anyone in the Parliament or in the parliament's executive office restricted you in your statements?
- No. The only restriction was, and I told about it at the sessions, when my bill on the appointment of judges was not registered twice.
- Don't you regret that have come to the Parliament in the ranks of Bir Bol?
- I have no reasons to regret. Bir Bol did not make stupid initiatives in legislative activity and was not mired in scandals. Bir Bol has experienced managers, and co-existence culture and relationships have been always maintained at the proper level. Still, the public service school made itself felt. I'm really grateful to the fraction for patience and respect.