Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Sharmila has filed her nomination from Thoubal constituency for the upcoming assembly elections.
Sharmila filed her nomination on behalf of People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance.
Sharmila covered a distance of approximately 20 kilometres from Imphal on her bicycle to file her nomination.
Anti-AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) crusader Sharmila, who ended her 16-year-long hunger strike in August 2016, will be one of the main opponents against Chief Minister and Congress veteran Okram Ibobi Singh in Thoubal.
The two-phased assembly elections are slated to be held on March 4 and 8 respectively.
IMAGE: Rights activist Irom Sharmila files nomination as a PRJA candidate from Thoubal assembly seat in Manipur. Photograph: ANI