Radhabinod Koijam

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Radhabinod Koijam
10th Chief Minister of Manipur
In office
15 February 2001 – 1 June 2001
GovernorVed Marwah
Preceded byWahengbam Nipamacha Singh
Succeeded byOkram Ibobi Singh
Personal details
Born (1948-07-19) 19 July 1948 (age 75)
Imphal, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party

Radhabinod Koijam (born 19 July 1948) is a politician from Manipur. He briefly served as the 10th Chief Minister of Manipur in 2001.

Political career[edit]

In 1995, Koijam was elected to Manipur Legislative Assembly as Indian National Congress candidate. Later, he joined the Samata Party (now led by Uday Mandal).[1][2]

Koijam was sworn in as Chief Minister of Manipur on 15 February 2001.[3] The government was however, short-lived. The coalition he was leading fell in May the same year.[4][5]

He was the president of the Nationalist Congress Party in Manipur.[6] In 2007 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manipur as a Nationalist Congress Party candidate from Thangmeiband Assembly Constituency.[7]

In September 2015, Koijam changed his loyalties to Bharatiya Janata Party along with Okram Joy Singh and Yumnam Joykumar Singh looking forward for 2017 Manipur Legislative Assembly election.[8] He is a current member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Assembly election results[edit]

Year Party % Result
2007 Nationalist Congress Party Winner
2002 Samata Party 29.30% 2nd place
2000 Indian National Congress 33.43 Winner
1995 Indian National Congress 46.16 Winner
1990 Indian National Congress 39.10 2nd place
1984 Indian National Congress 44.73 Winner
1980 Independent 22.64 Winner



  1. ^ "Flaming torch a free symbol, EC can allot it to any other party: Delhi HC dismisses Samata Party's appeal". The Indian Express. 19 November 2022. Retrieved 26 November 2022.
  2. ^ Stage set for the ouster of Congress government in Manipur
  3. ^ rediff.com: Radhabinod Koijam is new Manipur CM
  4. ^ Himal South Asian-August-2000 Archived 7 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ The Tribune, Chandigarh, India – Editorial
  6. ^ The Hindu : National : Congress set to form government in Manipur
  7. ^ Election Commission of India: Statistical Report, 2007 Manipur Legislative Assembly election[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Former Manipur chief minister Radhabinod Koijam joins BJP
  9. ^ State Elections 2002 – Partywise Comparison for 9-Thangmeiband Constituency of Manipur[permanent dead link]