Mamata Meets IROM Sharmila in Manipur During Election Campaign!
CM meets Sharmila
Imphal, Jan. 25: Mamata Banerjee today met Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has spent 11 years fasting to force Delhi to lift the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from Manipur, and expressed “appreciation” for her protest.
“Only appreciation?” asked Sharmila, who is being kept alive on a forced diet of liquid nutrition, inserted through a nasal pipe.
At an election rally later, Mamata termed the army act a “draconian law” that should have long been lifted. “If we come to power, I can assure that we will not give our consent to continue with a draconian law like the AFSPA,” she said.