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AFSPA crusader Irom Sharmila’s new political party PRJA formally launched

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Imphal, Oct 18: AFSPA crusader Irom Chanu Sharmila who had aborted the 16 year long fast unto death protest demanding repeal of the draconian Act on August 9 this year to continue her struggle by fighting election today formally launched her new political party call Peoples’ Resurgence and Justice Alliance.
Process for registering with the Election Commission of India is on the process and soon after completion the newly form party will announce its symbol, said convenor of the new political party Erendro Leichungbam.
As of now organisation matters will be done by an adhoc committee comprising of Convenor Erendro Leichungbam, Co-Convenor Phundreimayum Nazama, Co-convenor Irom Sharmila and Co- Convenor James Mayengbam.
Among the four convenor except for James Mayengbam all the three will contest election.
We are fielding at least 20 candidates in the upcoming poll to oust out both the Congress and the BJP, said Erendro Leichungbam,  convenor of the newly formed political party PRJA. But as of today we three – including Sharmila and Nazma will be contesting. More are in the pipeline to join the party and the party will field candidate in at least 20 assembly constituencies, Leichungbam added.
Interesting Phundreimayum Nazma, if contested will be the first Muslim lady candidate in the electoral history of Manipur.
Recounting on how she finally took up the decision to contest election, Irom Sharmila said that it is through peoples’ mandate that real democracy can be restored in the country. She also said that the party will not confined here in the state of Manipur only but will be open for people who wanted to restore democracy in the country.
PRJA is base on Justice, Understanding, Love and Peace and the party believe in non-violence to achieve its goal, she added and said that the top priority of the new political party will be repeal of draconian Arm Forces Special Powers Act and also to ensure justice, equality, empowerment of women. Irom Sharmila also talks of taking up developmental works to make people of the state self sustainable.

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