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JD(U) has offered me complete support, claims Irom Sharmila

India TV Politics Desk Imphal 10 Aug 2016, 19:06:04 PM IST
India TV Politics Desk

Irom Chanu Sharmila, the “Iron Lady of Manipur”, has claimed that the Janata Dal (United) has offered her complete support even if she does not join the party.
 
Irom Sharmila further said that her next plan is to enter politics and gain power to repeal the 'draconian' AFSPA.

"I need to have the power first to further my cause. It's too early to announce anything. The JD (U) has assured me their full support, even if I do not join them," Irom said.

She rued the fact that people have gravely misunderstood her.
 
"They misunderstood me, about my real being. They have been seeing me from their own version without connecting with my heart," she said.

The JD(U) has extended good wishes to Irom Sharmila and termed her struggle as part of Mahatma Gandhi's principles.  the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) termed her struggle as part of Mahatma Gandhi's principle, adding she is a strong person.

"We wish her on this and salute to her long struggle. If a person in her normal life based on values does hunger-strike, which is part of Mahatma Gandhi's principles and is a long struggle, then definitely she is a strong person. I congratulate her strength," JD (U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said.