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Manipur Election Results: Irom Sharmila fed up with political system, decides to quit

Human Rights Activist Irom Sharmila Said That Although She Is Quitting Active Politics, She Will Continue Her Fight Against AFSPA In Manipur.

PTI | Updated on: 11 Mar 2017, 06:58:05 PM
Irom Sharmila (Getty images)


After a poor performance in the Manipur assembly elections, human rights activist Irom Sharmila announced on Saturday that she would leave politics but continue her fight against the AFSPA in the state.       

"I am fed up with this political system. I have decided to quit active politics. I will move to south India as I need to calm my mind," Sharmila told PTI.       

"But I will continue my fight against AFSPA until and unless it is repealed. But I will fight as a social activist," she said. Sharmila, who contested from Thoubal constituency against Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh was relegated to the fourth position.

Also Read: Live Manipur Election Results 2017 updates: BJP -21, Cong -25, NPF -4, OTH -7

She secured just 90 votes. The two other candidates of her newly floated party Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) lost their deposits.

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First Published : 11 Mar 2017, 06:42:00 PM