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Manipur elections 2017: Irom Sharmila reiterates charge, says BJP offered money

She said a BJP representative approached her with an offer of Rs 36 crore to fight against the incumbent CM.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: February 14, 2017 12:53 am
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Insisting that her “principles can never be compromised due to money”, Irom Sharmila Chanu, the Iron Lady of Manipur, reiterated her charge Monday that a BJP representative approached her with an offer of Rs 36 crore to fight against the incumbent CM.

Irom, who is contesting the Manipur Assembly polls against CM Ibobi Singh on a ticket from her newly-formed party, PRJA, had first made the allegation in an interview to NDTV on Sunday.

Addressing the media in Imphal Monday, she said, “Shortly after I announced that I will enter electoral politics, a BJP leader paid a visit to my hospital ward. He said the central leadership of the BJP will give me money, adding that he has already spoken to BJP president Amit Shah.”

Refuting the charges in Imphal, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav said, “We had not approached her. She is lying.’’

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    Onkar Singh
    Feb 14, 2017 at 6:31 am
    My salute to the courageous lady IromSharmilla of Manipur.Once again she has shown that courage,by speaking the truth that BJP tried to offer money to her.Now the BJP is flush with money and it can try to buy people with money.But they approached the wrong person.Bjp is truly a party with a difference.The difference is that it does not hesitate to approach anyone to be able to form a Govt.As it approached the PDP in Kashmir.The Congress MLAs in Arunachal.It welcomed the turncoat MLAs of the Congress in am.So it's RAM Madhav who is telling the lie and not the other way round.
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      Hap
      Feb 14, 2017 at 7:57 am
      All brahmins are born pimps. And they the WORLD's OLDEST PROFESSIONALS
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        IML sood
        Feb 15, 2017 at 3:17 am
        Everyone knows that she recently met Khujli who must have told her some tricks which he himself had used to get cheap publicity and ultimately power by fooling the public.
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          Jagan
          Feb 15, 2017 at 3:14 am
          They are so desperate to win elections that offering money to someone who fasted for 26years for a cause, they think everyone will fall for money
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            Antony
            Feb 14, 2017 at 11:31 pm
            Dear Ravi, can you please stop name calling. Your contribution to society is negative and then by being a sychopant of a stolen name hi you are probing to be a dog. And keep your corrupt opinion to yourself.
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