Profile of Chief Minister Manipur

  • Name: Nongthombam Biren Singh
  • Date of Birth: 1st January, 1961
  • Career:

    1. Former footballer got recruited in the Border Security Force (BSF) playing for its team in domestic competitions. Resigned from the BSF and turned to journalism.
    2. Despite having had no formal training and experience, began publishing the vernacular daily Naharolgi Thoudang in 1992 and worked as the editor till 2001.
  • Political Career:

    1. Elected to the Manipur Legislative Assembly in the year 2002, as a Democratic Revolutionary Peoples Party (DRPP) candidate from Heingang Assembly Constituency.
    2. Joined the Indian National Congress (INC) in the year 2003.
    3. Appointed Minister of State (Vigilance) and Forest & Environment Minister (Ind. Charge) in the Manipur State Government in May 2003. Also held the position of Chairman, Manipur Pollution Control Board
    4. Retained his Assembly seat in 2007, contesting on behalf of the Indian National Congress. Later, appointed as the Minister of Irrigation & Flood Control, Youth Affairs & Sports as well as Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution
    5. In 2012, retained his Assembly seat for the third consecutive term.
    6. Resigned from the Manipur Legislative Assembly and the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee in October 2016.
    7. Joined the BJP on 17th October 2016 and later became the Spokesperson and Co-convener of the Election Management Committee of BJP Manipur Pradesh.
    8. Won the 2017 Manipur Legislative Assembly Election from Heingang Assembly Constituency for the record 4th time.
    9. Elected as the leader of the BJP Legislatures Party in Manipur in March 2017 and sworn in as Chief Minister of Manipur on 15th March 2017.

Source: cmmanipur.gov.in