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I have only Rs 2.6 lakh in possession: Irom Sharmila to EC

The activist-turn-politician Irom Sharmila today filed an affidavit with the Election Commission telling that she only has Rs 2.6 lakh in her possession and is without any land or house. In the affidavit, Sharmila stated

India TV News Desk, Imphal [ Published on: February 17, 2017 22:07 IST ]
Irom Sharmila, Possession, Election Commission
I have only Rs 2.6 lakh in possession: Irom Sharmila to ECPhoto:PTI

The activist-turn-politician Irom Sharmila today filed an affidavit with the Election Commission telling that she only has Rs 2.6 lakh in her possession and is without any land or house.

In the affidavit, Sharmila stated that she has only Rs 10,000 in cash at hand and Rs 2.5 lakh in a bank account.

Her affidavit claimed that she do not possess any gold, land, home or a vehicle.

The iconic rights crusader, who ended her 16-year-old fast demanding withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in August, 2016, will be one of the main opponents against Chief Minister and Congress veteran Okram Ibobi Singh from Thoubal.

Sharmila’s party, Peoples’ Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA), has fielded three candidates in the upcoming Assembly polls.

Sharmila filed her nomination on Thursday. She has promised to repeal AFSPA if she becomes the chief minister.

(With inputs from PTI)

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