Madhu Koda

Madhu Koda

Madhu Koda

Date of Birth : January 6, 1971

Mini Biography :

Madhu Koda (born January 6, 1971 in Patratu, West Singhbhum) is an Indian politician who was Chief Minister of Jharkhand from 2006 to 2008. He was sworn in as the fifth Chief Minister of Jharkhand on September 18, 2006 and remained in office until he resigned on 23 August 2008; he was succeeded by Shibu Soren. He had eight ministers in his cabinet. Koda is the third independent legislator to assume the office of chief minister of an Indian state, including Bishwanath Das in Orissa in 1971 and S. F. Khonglam in Meghalaya in 2002.Madhu Koda began his political career as an activist with the All Jharkhand Students Union.He won in the 2000 Assembly elections from Jaganathpur as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate. In the government headed by Chief Minister Babulal Marandi, Madhu became the Panchayati Raj Minister. He subsequently held this post when Arjun Munda took over the reins in 2003.

During the 2005 Assembly Elections in Jharkhand, the BJP denied Koda a ticket. He contested as an Independent candidate and won from Jaganathpur once again, defeating his nearest rival from the Indian National Congress by over ten thousand votes. With a fractured mandate in the state, Koda agreed to support a BJP-led government led by Arjun Munda, taking over as the Minister of Mines and Geology.

In September 2006, Madhu and three other independent legislators withdrew support to the Munda government, bringing it into the minority. In the subsequent period, the opposition United Progressive Alliance decided on him as consensus candidate to become Chief Minister. His government included the representatives of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Jaua Manjhi group, Nationalist Congress Party, All India Forward Bloc, three independent MLAs (besides himself), and the outside support of the Indian National Congress. The CPI(ML) Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation MLA Vinod Singh refused to support the Koda Government, refuting Koda’s claims of having secured his support.

Koda resigned on August 23, 2008.

I’ll expose my conspirators at the right time: Madhu Koda

Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda - who has been implicated in Rs 4,000 crore scam - has dared the Income Tax department and the Government to prove the charges against him. He has said that he is ready to...

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Madhu Koda’s wife will fight the assembly poll

Geeta Koda, the wife of former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda who faces charges of laundering Rs.2,500 crore, will fight the upcoming assembly poll from her husband's constituency under the banner of Jharkhand Navnirman Morcha (JNM). Geeta, who insists her husband...

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India Elections : Seven former Chief Ministers took oath

Seven former Chief Ministers -- of Karnataka, Jharkhand and Delhi took oath as members of the 15th Lok Sabha. Delhi's first woman Chief Minister Sushma Swaraj, who won the just-concluded election from Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh, took oath in Sanskrit. Former Prime...

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