After announcing her foray into electoral politics, it seems that Irom Sharmila wants to learn the tricks of the trade from the best in business. After recently meeting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, she now wants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi expecting ‘good advice’ from him.
She said, ‘Good advice should always be expected. Whether a person is an enemy or a friend, if he has some good views and wants to share it with me, I will take the advice.’
Sharmila, who had in the past, expressed her desire to meet Mr. Modi to seek his help in the repeal of the contentious Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), reiterated her demand saying, ‘ This is possible. I will meet him because he is the authority concerned who can fulfil my demand.’
She had met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on September 26, 2016 seeking his advice on how to defeat ‘major political parties’ in Manipur.
Irom Sharmila advice students
The 44-year-old ‘Iron Lady’ had an advice for students as she asked them to stop blaming the society and rather be the change they wish to see.
‘Youths, which are the strength of society, are the symbol of unity and inspiration. You remain protesting and blaming the society. Instead, you are responsible to help to bring the change you wish to see in the society,’ she said.
On 9 August, Sharmila broke her 16-year-old hunger strike demanding repeal of the Afspa and announced that she ould take her battle to the next level by floating her party as she wants to become the chief minister of Manipur to ‘press’ for the demands.