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Manipur polls: Irom Sharmila has Rs 2.6 lakh, no immovable asset

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

india Updated: Mar 15, 2017 13:21 IST
Civil rights activist and Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance candidate for Manipur assembly elections Irom Sharmila (R) files her election nomination papers on Thursday.
Civil rights activist and Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance candidate for Manipur assembly elections Irom Sharmila (R) files her election nomination papers on Thursday.(AFP Photo)

Activist Irom Sharmila only has Rs 2.6 lakh in her possession and is without any land or house, according to an affidavit she filed with the election commission.

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

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

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The 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 papers on Thursday. She has promised to repeal AFSPA if she becomes the chief minister.