Nongthombam Biren Singh

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Nongthombam Biren is a journalist turned politician from Manipur, India.[1] In 2002, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manipur, as the Democratic Revolutionary Peoples Party candidate in the constituency Heingang.[2] In May 2003 he was appointed Minister of State of Vigilance in the Manipur state government.[3] In 2007 he retained his Assembly seat, contesting on behalf of the Indian National Congress.[4]

His son, Ajay Nongthombam, has been chargesheeted by the CBI in 2012 for the murder of one Irom Rozer in 2011. [5]

On 13 September 2015, Biren stated that the recently passed bill in the Manipur Legislative Assembly to protect indigenous peoples would not harm any community in the state.[6]

In October 2016, Biren resignation from the Manipur Legislative Assembly and the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee, this came after revolt against Chief Ministers of Manipur Okram Ibobi Singh. [7] This came after veteran Congress leader Yumkham Erabot Singh had joined Bharatiya Janata Party in September 2016.[8] [9][10]