Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday declared that he will be donating Rs 50,000 to activist Irom Sharmila’s election campaign in upcoming polls in Manipur. Delhi’s chief minister not only donated himself but also asked the public to also help her party by donating generously.
“I am donating Rs 50,000 as my small contribution to her and appeal to everyone to support her,” Kejriwal wrote on Twitter.
“Please donate generously to Irom Sharmila,” he wrote earlier on the website.
Among other people of AAP, Punjab MP Bhagwant Mann also declared that he would be donating money to Irom’s party People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance ( PRJA) who will contest the Assembly polls in Manipur in 2017. He said that he will be donating his one month’s salary to her party.
Mann also said that Sharmila is fighting against injustice in Manipur. “As a member of parliament I am donating my one month salary to Irom Sharmila who is fighting against corrupt system and injustice in Manipur,” he wrote on Twitter.
Demanding the repeal of AFSPA in Manipur, Irom Sharmila, 44, was on hunger strike for 16 years. She ended her hunger strike last year in order to contest Manipur assembly elections in 2017.