A civil rights activist turned politician Irom Chanu Sharmila who is also recalled as “Iron Lady” of Manipur has filed her nomination papers from the Thoubal constituency for the upcoming Manipur Assembly elections.
Manipur’s Iron Lady, Sharmila covered a distance of almost 20 Km from Imphal by bicycle to file her nomination in upcoming Manipur Assembly elections on behalf of People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance party.
While interacting with the media Sharmila said, “I am fighting the Chief Minister. I want to become the Chief Minister to repeal the AFSPA. I will work for economic independence and other welfare measures for the people”.
However, the upcoming Manipur Assembly election will be going to held on 4th and 8th march 2017.