Peoples’ Resurgence and Justice Alliance

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Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance
Leader Erendro Leichombam
Founder Irom Sharmila
Founded 2016
ECI Status Recognised Regional Political Party
Website
http://prja.in/

Peoples’ Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRAJA) is a political party in the Indian state of Manipur. The party was founded in 2016 by Irom Sharmila, as a co-convener. The convener Erendro Leichombam is a Harvard Post-Graduate in Economic Policy, A world Bank fellow and a former consultant with the UNDP. The party was launched after ending a hunger strike on 9 August 2016 which lasted for 16 years of fasting. The major aim of the party is to end the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in the state of Manipur.[1][2][3][4] and Bring Clean Politics to the state of Manipur.

In 2017, the party contested two Assembly constituencies of Khurai and Khangabok. Khangabok is the home constituency of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh.[1][2] In the 2017 elections, the winner in Thoubal, Ibobi Singh, received 18,649 and Sharmilla received 90 votes,[5] the fewest of the five candidates.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b "The Assam Tribune Online". www.assamtribune.com. October 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b TNN & Agencies (October 18, 2016). "Irom Sharmila's new party: People's Resurgence Justice Alliance". The Times of India. 
  3. ^ "Irom Sharmila launches People's Resurgence Justice Alliance, to contest Manipur polls". The Indian Express. 18 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Irom Sharmila Floats People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance Party in Manipur". News18. 18 October 2016. 
  5. ^ IANS. "Irom Sharmila secures just 90 votes, loses to Manipur CM in Thoubal". The Hindu. Retrieved 2017-03-13. 
  6. ^ "Irom Sharmila suffers defeat, gets only 90 votes". Times of India. 11 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 


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