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Irom Sharmila cycles 20 km to file nomination

February 17, 2017 11:12 IST

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

Source: ANI