Irom Sharmila
She will also meet the tallest leader of CPI (M) V S Achuthanandan.
Sreekesh Raveendran Nair

Activist Irom Sharmila arrived in the capital city on Monday morning and will meet chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the afternoon.

The meeting will be followed by a press meet. Known as the Iron Lady of Manipur, Irom will meet CPI (M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan at the CPI (M) headquarters at AKG centre in the morning.

She will be meeting the chairman of Administrative Reforms Commission and the tallest leader of the CPI (M) in the state, VS Achuthanandan, in the evening.

Irom reached the Central Railway Station at around 6.30am from Kozhikode, which she visited yesterday. She reached Kerala within days of the announcement of the results of Manipur Assembly elections, where she lost.  

She has been staying at Attapadi, the tribal village in the Palakad district of Kerala since then. She plans to work among the tribals in Kerala during her stay in the state.On Saturday, Irom was in Kozhikode where she reportedly went to see the sea.

Irom ended her 16-year long fast in August 2016 saying that she wanted to make positive changes in Manipur. She has been fighting to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) of 1958 against criminal action committed by the armed forces in disturbed areas.