Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday committed an “all kind of support” to Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila who met the former to learn about ‘political tactics’. Earlier, Irom had said that she will meet Aam Admi Party chief Kejriwal upon her visit to Delhi. Irom, who’s on a visit to Delhi, had cited the success of AAP while announcing that she’ll join politics. On Friday, the iconic anti-Armed Forces Special Powers Act (Afspa) activist, announced she would float a regional political party ahead of the Manipur assembly election. She had also announced that she would contest against veteran Congress leader and Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh.
Calling Kejriwal a great strategist, Sharmila said that she’ll take former’s advice on how to defeat the Manipur Chief Minister. Sharmilla is also scheduled to attend Global Youth Peace Festival being organised at Chandigarh on Tuesday. Sharmila was supposed to receive an honour at the festival but she declined. Sharmila, also known as “Iron Lady”, will soon return to New Delhi on September 29 to attend a series of programmes, including ‘Irabot Day’ on September 30. Sharmila ended her sixteen years long hunger strike against Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act on August 9 and announced that she’ll enter politics. Sharmila will face her first test in March, 2017, when Manipur will go for legislative elections.