Why Irom Sharmila Lost

By Chitra Ahanthem

Several analyses abound as to why Irom Sharmila, icon of the struggle against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, was trounced in the Assembly elections. Chitra Ahanthem explains why no one – man or woman – stood a chance against sitting chief minister, Okram Ibobi Singh. That Ibobi Singh, despite his party having won more seats, is set to be dethroned by the BJP which has staked its claim to form the government, is the other side of the story.



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