(born January 6, 1971) 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 1971 and S. F. Khonglam
Koda is presently in jail after multiple bail pleas have been rejected. However, only a tiny fraction of the Rs 4000 crores (USD 800 mn) graft money allegedly amassed by him has been recovered.
Madhu Koda was born in Patratu
, West Singhbhum
. His father is Rasika Koda, a tribal farmer
, who lives in Patahatu. His father wanted Koda to have a "normal life" and remain a farmer or iron worker, but after experiencing corruption in the iron industry, he eventually began a career in politics.
Koda is married to Geeta, who contested the Jagannathpur assembly seat on a Jharkhand Navnirman Morcha ticket.
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)... Read More