Govindas Konthoujam assumes charge of MPCC president

Konthojam was appointed as president of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee by Congress president Sonia  Gandhi on Monday in the presence of outgoing president M Okendro Singh and other senior Congress leaders.


Govindas Konthoujam formally takes charge as new president of MPCC (PHOTO: Twitter/@KonthoujamG)

Govindas Konthoujam assumed the charge of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president on Thursday.

Konthojam was appointed as president of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee by Congress president Sonia  Gandhi on Monday in the presence of outgoing president M Okendro Singh and other senior Congress leaders.

The MPCC said in a release said that Govindas expressed his gratitude to the leaders of the Indian National Congress.

Before assuming the charge of new MPCC president, he visited Shree Shree Govindaji Temple, Palace Compound, Imphal and Umang Lai deity located in the campus of MPCC and prayed for peace, integrity, good health, and development of the state in particular and India in general, the release stated.

Son of (Late) K Gojendro Singh of Ningthoukhong Ward No 2, Bishnupur District, Govindas Konthoujam was born on March 1, 1963, in a family of social activist and active member of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (I), it added. 

According to the release, Konthoujam joined as Member of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (I) in 1985 and was an active member of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (I) in 1992.

In 1995, he was elected as MLA from 26-Bishnupur Assembly Constituency and was lone Congress MLA of Bishnupur district. He held the portfolio of Minister of State (Education and Power). In 1997, he became the Cabinet Minister (Power).

In 2000, he was re-elected from 26-Bishnupur Assembly Constituency and held the portfolio of Minister (Power).

In 2002, he was re-elected from the same constituency and became the Minister (PHED, YAS & Tourism). In 2006, he held the portfolio of Minister (PWD, YAS & Tourism) and was Minister-in-charge, Bishnupur district.

In 2006, he became Member of All India Congress Committee. In 2007, he was re-elected from 26-Bishnupur Assembly Constituency. He was again elected from the same constituency in 2012 and became the Minister of Commerce and Industries / Veterinary & Animal Husbandry and Sericulture.

Konthoujam did his schooling at Rama Krishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur, West Bengal, Board of Secondary Education, Karnataka and Manipur University, Imphal till his completion of graduation.

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First Published:Dec. 17, 2020, 7:24 p.m.

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