Originally he was a member of VHP party, however, he switched sides to NDP of Jules Wijdenbosch. Radhakishun served as Vice President from 1996 to 2000 in the cabinet of President Jules Wijdenbosch. Radhakishun and Wijdenbosch were defeated in the 2000 general elections by Ronald Venetiaan who led a coalition which included Radhakishun's former party. Venetiaan accused both Wijdenbosch and Radhakishun of mishandling government funds after the elections.
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