Okram Ibobi Singh

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 Leitanthem Basanta Singh and Irom Sharmila[3]


Okram Ibobi Singh
Okram Ibobi Singh.JPG
Leader of the Opposition of Manipur
Assumed office
15 March 2017
11th Chief Minister of Manipur
In office
7 March 2002 – 15 March 2017
GovernorVed Marwah
Arvind Dave
Shivinder Singh Sidhu
Gurbachan Jagat
Ashwani Kumar
(Additional Charge)
Vinod Kumar Duggal
K. K. Paul (Additional Charge)
Syed Ahmed
V. Shanmuganathan (Additional Charge)
Najma Heptulla
Preceded byRadhabinod Koijam
Succeeded byNongthombam Biren Singh
Member of Legislative Assembly Manipur for Thoubal
Assumed office
1984
Personal details
Born (1948-06-19) 19 June 1948 (age 73)
Athokpam Makha Leikai, Manipur, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Landhoni Devi
RelationsOkram Henry Singh (Nephew)
OccupationPolitician

Early lifeEdit

Okram Ibobi singh was born to Okram Angoubi and Lukamani Devi to a Meitei Hindu family at Athokpam, Thoubal district. He is the oldest child and has five brothers and three sisters. He was born to a poor family and helped with 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 woman MLA of Thoubal district.[4]

Assassination attemptEdit

In November 2006, Okram Ibobi Singh's residence was attacked by the terrorist organization - People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK).[5]

On 2 September 2008, militants again 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]

ControversyEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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 11 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Wife joins Ibobi in House-Cong first party to get absolute majority in Manipur". The Telegraph. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Rebels attack CM's home in Manipur". DNA India. Agence France-Presse. 15 November 2006. 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