Sharmila Quits Active Politics
After suffering a defeat in Manipur Assembly election, Irom Sharmila has decided to quit the politics. Sharmila contested from Thoubal assembly constituency and lost to chief minister Okram Ibobi.
Sharmila floated Peoples’ Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) party after giving up her 21 year agitation against the withdrawal of central forces from Manipur state.
Sharmila said she first thought that she will make one more attempt for the MP elections but later realized that she was just not up for it with regard to contesting another election. She declared that she will leave politics and will never fight another election.