Okram Ibobi Singh

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Okram Ibobi Singh
Okram Ibobi Singh (cropped).jpg
19th Chief Minister of Manipur
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 March 2002
Preceded by Radhabinod Koijam
Personal details
Born (1948-06-19) 19 June 1948 (age 66)
Athokpam Makha Leikai, Manipur, India
Political party Indian National Congress
Occupation Politician

Okram Ibobi Singh (born 19 June 1948) is the Chief Minister of the state of Manipur, India. He has held that position since 7 March 2002. In 2012, he helped his party win the state election for the third time with an absolute majority securing 42 out of the total 60 assembly seats,[1] brushing aside anti-incumbency factor once again. He is a member of the Indian National Congress.[2]

Early life[edit]

He was born to Okram Angoubi and Lukamani Devi at Athokpam of Thoubal District.[3] He is the oldest child and has five brothers and three sisters. He was born to a poor family and helped his father's profession.He is married to L. Landhoni Devi, who has won two consecutive elections of Manipur Legislative Assembly from Khangabok Constituency of Thoubal District. She is also the first women MLA of Thoubal District.[4]He was very fond of Manoranjan.

Assassination attempt[edit]

On 2 September 2008, rebels in the state of Manipur attacked Shri Ibobi's official residence at Babupara, Imphal while he was sleeping. One security guard was injured in the attack, but Singh was unharmed. The attackers have yet to be apprehended.[5] A member of the People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak claimed responsibility for the attack via phone, and indicated it was meant as a warning to Singh to stop policies meant to thwart the insurgency in Manipur.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Congress makes a hat trick in Manipur, Ibobi front runner for CM- Tehelka.com, 7 March 2012
  2. ^ IBOBI SINGH, Okram International Who's Who. accessed 1 September 2006.
  3. ^ . His wife is also a Member of Legislative Assembly, elected in 2007 Ibobi is the second CM from Thoubal District 8 March 2005 Manipur Online
  4. ^ http://zolengthe.net/2012/03/14/okram-ibobi-singh-scripts-a-new-history-2/
  5. ^ Rebels bomb the Manipur CM's house 2 September 2008, thatstamil (in Tamil)
  6. ^ Manipur chief minister escapes assassination bid 2 September 2008, The Statesman

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Preceded by
Radhabinod Koijam
Chief Minister of Manipur
7 March 2002 – present
Succeeded by
incumbent