The 44-year-old rights activist had contested the Assembly polls from Thoubal Assembly against the three-time Chief Minister.
Imphal: Human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who broke her 16-year long fast demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act on August 9 and later launched her party to contest the Assembly elections in Manipur, suffered an embarrassing defeat with just 90 votes.
Around 143 people chose NOTA, more than the votes secured by Sharmila.
The 44-year-old rights activist, who had launched People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA), had contested the Assembly polls from Thoubal Assembly against three-time Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh.
The ‘Iron Lady’ had earlier on Saturday said that in case of her defeat she will try again in the 2019 general elections.