Okram Ibobi Singh

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The Honourable
Okram Ibobi Singh
Okram Ibobi Singh.JPG
Leader of the Opposition of Manipur
Assumed office
15 March 2017
19th Chief Minister of Manipur
In office
7 March 2002 – 15 March 2017
Preceded by Radhabinod Koijam
Succeeded by Nongthombam Biren Singh
Member of the Manipur Legislative Assembly for Thoubal
Assumed office
1984
Personal details
Born (1948-06-19) 19 June 1948 (age 70)
Athokpam Makha Leikai, Manipur, India
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Landhoni Devi
Occupation Politician

Okram Ibobi Singh (born 19 June 1948) is an Indian Politician who was the Chief Minister of Manipur from 2002 to 2017. 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] In 2017 Assembly Elections, Okram Ibobi Singh defeated Leithnthem Basanta Singh and Irom Sharmila[3]

Early life[edit]

Okram Ibobi singh was born to Okram Angoubi and Lukamani Devi to a Meitei family at Athokpam of Thoubal district. His wife is also a Member of Legislative Assembly, elected in 2007. 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 did his graduation from D.M. College, Imphal. 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]

Assassination attempt[edit]

In November 2006, Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh's residence was attacked by the proscribed People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK).[5]

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. A member of the PREPAK 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]

Controversy[edit]

In a September 2006 confidential cable released by WikiLeaks, Henry V. Jardine, Principal Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Kolkata, reported the Chief Minister as "Mr. Ten Percent" for the amount of money he takes from contracts and government projects.[7][8]

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. ^ "Constituencywise Trends". eciresults.nic.in. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  4. ^ "Wife joins Ibobi in House-Cong first party to get absolute majority in Manipur". The Telegraph. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  5. ^ AFP (15 November 2006). "Rebels attack CM's home in Manipur". DNA India. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "India leader survives bomb attack". BBC News. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  7. ^ Baruah, Sanjib Kr. "Manipur CM is corrupt: WikiLeaks". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  8. ^ Henry, V. Jardine (1 September 2006). "NORTHEAST INDIAN STATE OF MANIPUR EXPERIENCES ESCALATING VIOLENCE". www.wikileaks.org. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
President's rule
Chief Minister of Manipur
7 March 2002 – 14 March 2017
Succeeded by
Nongthombam Biren Singh