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Arvind Kejriwal to become political mentor of Irom Sharmila

GUWAHATI: With Arvind Kejriwal ending the Congress rule in Delhi, human right crusader Irom Sharmila on Monday met Kejriwal and sought his advice for ousting ruling Congress in next year’s assembly polls in Manipur. Sharmila has earlier rejected the offer of Aam Admi party (AAP) to join the party. Sharmila who is on a outreach programme to New Delhi met Kejriwal. Delhi chief minister agreed to be political mentor of Sharmila, who fasted for 16 years demanding repeal of Armed Forces Special Power Act(AFSPA). A close aide of Sharmila said, “The meeting was very cordial. Kejriwal asked Sharmila to emerge as an alternative to the BJP and Congress. He will ensure all help, even though Sharmila has no links with AAP.” Both the leaders agreed that they will meet again. The Delhi chief minister assured her that he will visit Manipur soon. AAP is building organization in Manipur and will contest the assembly polls of 2017. Sharmila would also be visiting Chandigarh where she would take part in World Youth for peace Conclave.

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