Irom Sharmila launches political party, calls it People's Resurgence Justice Alliance
Irom Sharmila launched her party in Imphal on Tuesday and named it People’s Resurgence Justice Alliance.
Sharmila had been on a hunger strike for 16 years, demanding a repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Manipur and was force-fed during this period.
Imphal (Manipur): Irom Sharmila announces her regional party ‘People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance’ pic.twitter.com/hIwJjmbPbe
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She ended her fast on August 9, 2016. At the time, she had told reporters that after being released that she would launch her political party to contest the Manipur Assembly election due early next year.
Sharmila had declared in August that she wanted to become the state CM so that she could repeal the contentious AFSPA.