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Madhu Koda

Madhu Koda is an Indian politician who was Chief Minister of Jharkhand from 2006 to 2008. He was sworn in as the fourth Chief Minister of Jharkhand on 14 September 2006, and remained in office until he resigned on 23 August 2008. Koda is the third independent legislator to assume the office of chief minister of an Indian state, including Biswanath Das in Orissa in 1971 and S. F. Khonglam in Meghalaya in 2002.

Koda was arrested by state police’s vigilance wing on 30 Nov 2009 in connection Madhu Koda mining scam.On 31 July 2013, he was released on bail from Birsa Munda prison in Ranchi.His wife Geeta Koda, MLA from Jaganathpur in West Singhbhum district is among the six MLAs representing smaller regional parties supporting the Congress- Jharkhand Mukti Morcha coalition government led by Hemant Soren formed on 13 July 2013.

Madhu Koda was born in Vill. Gua, Distt. West Singhbhum in Jharkhand. His father is Rasika Koda, a tribal farmer, who lives in Vill. Pathhatu in Distt. Singhbhum. He is a graduate from IGNOU centre, Bhubneshwar. His father wanted Madhu 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 is an MLA from his previous constituency Jaganathpur from the Jai Bharat Samanta Party.They have one daughter.