Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 26 / Trend E. Mehdiyev /
The issue of Musavat party's and the Azerbaijani Popular Front Party's participation in the Advisory Council of Democratic Forces, uniting 16 opposition parties, includes mutual accusations.
Azadlig party chairman represented in the Advisory Council of Democratic Forces, Ahmed Oruj told Trend today that he invites all Azerbaijani opposition parties in Advisory Council of Democratic Forces, including Musavat and Azerbaijani Popular Front Party.
"By creating the Advisory Council of Democratic Forces, we invited all the parties of the country, including the Azerbaijani Popular Front Party and Musavat," he said. "Azerbaijani Popular Front Party took part in several events, as an observer, but it does not participate in them under various pretexts."
He added that the question was raised within the so-called Public Chamber that the participation of political parties represented here and in another union is wrong.
"Then we asked them to cooperate for the second time," he added. "We officially informed that we support the cooperation and consider the joint activity necessary for the restoration and consolidation of opposition. They have not responded to this request yet."
He expressed regret that the parties, represented in the so-called Public Chamber, support disunity.
Expressing his attitude to the opinion that the Advisory Council of Democratic Forces is an alternative to the so-called Public Chamber, Ahmed Oruj said that this is not so.
He added that the so-called Public Chamber is an organization for intrigue and grants.
"Advisory Council of Democratic Forces intends to unite the opposition and act on the basis of principles till 2013," he said. "We are not against the participation of any organization in the Advisory Council. We do not put forward any conditions.
Advisor to Chairman of Musavat party Sahavet Alisoy told Trend that the statements are absolutely untrue.
He said that the participation of Musavat party and Azerbaijani Popular Front Party represented in the structure, is a bit absurd in the Advisory Council of Democratic Forces.
"This means the automatic dissolution of the Public Chamber," he said. "I believe that the so-called Public Chamber and the Advisory Council will cooperate. The conditions must be defined. Every political party knows its strength and potential and must act in accordance with it."
One of the greatest problems of the Azerbaijani policy is that the powerful side is making such statements as if all the forces should unite around it, he said.
"I believe that everything must be equal in the issue of unification," he said.
Referring to the alternative of the Advisory Council of Democratic Forces to the Public Chamber, he stressed that their potential is obvious.
"I think that people who know a bit about politics, can make an objective assessment," he added.