Irom Sharmila launches People’s Resurgence Justice Alliance, to contest Manipur polls

She has also said that she wants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and seek his advice on politics.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:October 18, 2016 2:02 pm
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Rights activist Irom Sharmila on Monday announced the name of her party as People’s Resurgence Justice Alliance. She launched the party in Imphal. She had expressed her desire to contest Manipur Assembly election next year when she broke her fast in August and had stated that she wanted to be the chief minister to further her demands.

Earlier in September, she also met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and sought his advice on how to defeat “major political parties” in her state. She has also said that she wants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and seek his advice on politics.

On August 9, Sharmila broke her 16-year-old hunger strike demanding repeal of the AFSPA and announced that she would take her battle to the next level by floating her party as she wants to become the chief minister of Manipur to “press” for the demands.