Manipur: Irom Sharmila launches new political party 'People Resurgence and Justice Alliance'

18 October 2016, 06:20 PM
Irom Sharmila (Pic: Getty)
Irom Sharmila (Pic: Getty)

Human Rights activist Irom Sharmila has announced a new political party, 'People Resurgence and Justice Alliance' in Imphal on Tuesday.

Sharmila has said that she will fight the election against Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh’s Thoubal constituency in the 2017 assembly elections.

“Ibobi has kept people satisfied so I may be defeated in Thoubal. But I want to know whether people in other districts in general and the hills in particular are well looked after" said Sharmila a newspaper.

The new political party will be contesting 20 candidates, names of four candidates is finalized.

Earlier, after ending her epic 16-year-long fast, Sharmila said that she wants to be Chief Minister. “If I am Chief Minister I can repeal the most unpopular AFSPA," she said.

First Published: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 06:17 PM
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