Irom Sharmila's party moves Election Commission to get whistle as symbol

PRJA convenor Erendro told news agency PTI on Thursday that the party has applied to the EC to grand whistle as the party symbol and "waiting for confirmation

Irom Sharmila

The rights activist Irom Sharmila's newly formed  Peoples’ Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) party has moved the Election Commission of India for granting the PRJA image of "whistle" as the party symbol.

PRJA convenor Erendro told news agency PTI  on Thursday that the party has applied to the EC to grand whistle as the party symbol and "waiting for confirmation.

Erendro, who returned from Delhi after submitting the application told the main reason behind choosing whistle image is “to awaken the people to end corruption”.


At the same time, the ‘Ten4Change’ campaign of the party has been heightened to mostly "raise funds" as well as to interact with youths about the “need to bring a change in Manipur.”

The party has been organising interactive sessions, mostly with the youth, with a new concept named "Ten4Change Campaign" where the participants will donate Rs 10 each to the party fund voluntarily.

Sharmila, who ended her 16-year long historic fast on August 9 last year, had always said that her only aim was to repeal the "draconian AFSPA 1958" from the militancy-hit northeastern state.

The party's co-convenor Najima Bibi was denounced by a section of her community for announcing to contest the polls on PRJA ticket, which was a setback for the party.

The controversial AFSPA 1958, which gives special powers to the army has imposed in Manipur to enable the forces deal deal with militant outfits and put a lid on extortion, anti-social activities and period ambushes of security forces.