Irom Sharmila Visits Polling Booth In Manipur’s Khangabok


Imphal: With the polling on in Manipur for the last phase of assembly polls, Peoples’ Resurgence and Justice Alliance chief Irom Chanu Sharmila visited the polling booth in Manipur’s Khangabok.

She was seen interacting with the voters during her visit to the polling booth.

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The human rights activist-turned-politician had earlier during the first phase of polling expressed confidence about winning the Manipur polls.

“I am fully confident of winning the election.” Sharmila said, adding her fight is not for money and muscle power.

Sharmila went on a hunger strike, for 16 years, demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

Meanwhile, around 45 percent voter turnout was recorded till 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the second phase of polling.

The electoral fate of several stalwarts including Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam and Irom Chanu Sharmila will be decided in this phase.

A total of about eight lakh voters will decide the electoral fate of 98 candidates at 1,151 polling stations in the second and last phase of polling.

The results will be announced on Saturday.