Irom Sharmila rejects AAP's offer to contest Lok Sabha elections

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Irom Sharmila rejects AAP's offer
Imphal, Feb 14: Spreading its wings nationally, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) approached activist Irom Sharmila Chanu to contest the Lok Sabha elections from the inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat.

According to a report in the TOI (read here), AAP leader Prashant Bhushan had proposed the idea to contest the elections to Sharmila, which she later refused. Sharmila has been on a fast for the past 14 years demanding to repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

"Since I don't want to enter politics, I have applied my mind and rejected the offer this morning," she said.

She added that politics according to her was uncertain and vague as people could not keep their faith and trsut on the politicians.

In 2012 during the Manipur Assembly elections, Sharmila had termed the politicians as 'shameless people' as they had failed to act on the presence of AFSPA in the state.

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