Irom Sharmila seeks Arvind Kejriwal’s advice to battle against Congress
Irom Sharmila seeks strategies from CM Arvind Kejriwal to defeat Congress
Irom Sharmila seeks Arvind Kejriwal’s advice to battle against Congress:- Irom Sharmila, the Manipur activists called on the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday and sought a low-down on the strategies he used so effectively, when he battled against the Congress. Sharmila, who has recently ended her hunger strike after 16 years and has also announced the formation of a political party to take on CM Okram Ibobi Singh, met the AAP chief for 45 minutes.
“Met Irom Sharmila. I salute her courage and struggle. My best wishes and full support in her political endeavors,” Arvind Kejriwal has tweeted.
Irom Sharmila will not join AAP
Sources have revealed that Sharmila wanted to know about Kejriwal’s strategy in the Delhi assembly polls and how he and his party AAP has managed to counter the Congress and the BJP. Party leaders said there is “no question” of Sharmila joining the AAP or further becoming the party’s face in Manipur. The Manipur polls will coincide with those in Punjab and Goa, and AAP will put their entire focus on those states.
“The decision not to contest Manipur was taken long ago and with barely six months left, there is no way that the party can now suddenly rethink over its decision. The support will effectively mean helping Sharmila’s party in order to strategise and advising her on the use of social media and campaign management,” said a party source. “Kejriwal has great regard for Sharmila and her crusade.”
A source close to Sharmila has mentioned that there were informal talks of her joining the AAP soon after she had ended her fast on August 9 but she was one who decided to take on the Manipur CM on her own without any outer alliances. “As for meeting the AAP chief, she considers him a good strategist and wanted to gain from his experience, as she, too, will be fighting on issues such as corruption,” the source said.