Congress had released a list of 60 candidates for Manipur Assembly elections on February 3, with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh contesting Thoubal seat. The 44-year-old activist, who is known for her fight against Armed Forces Special Powers Act, broke her 16-year-old hunger strike in August last year. After she broke her fast, Irom declared that she wants to become the Chief Minister so that she could press for repeal of the contentious AFSPA. Her party has already started campaigning in Thoubal for Sharmila. However, there are no words about her contesting from Khurai. PRJA is likely to field 10 candidates for the Assembly elections to be held on March 4 and 8.Meanwhile, the Naga People’s Front (NPF), the ruling party in Nagaland, has announced names of 15 candidates for the Manipur Assembly e Meanwhile, the Naga People’s Front (NPF), the ruling party in Nagaland, has announced names of 15 candidates for the Manipur Assembly elections.
Reported by Chandrani Sinha/ Written by Zainab Ahmad