Thounaojam Shyamkumar Singh is a politician from Manipur, India. In 2002, he had contested the Manipur Legislative Assembly election as the Indian National Congress candidate in the Andro constituency, finishing third with 4513 votes.
In 2007 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly, as the Manipur People's Party candidate in the Andro constituency. Notably, he contested the elections whilst being in jail. He had been arrested in October 2006 at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, and was accused of being a member of Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lupand working as a liaison between KYKL and the United National Liberation Front.
In August 2007, he was elected Deputy Speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly.
On 12 January 2017, Khoirom Ranjeet, the leader of the banned Kangleipak Communist Party, Poirei Meiti (KCP, PM), who was recently arrested for an extortion and kidnapping ring, was revealed to have links to Shayamkumar. One of the MLA's aides was said to have run the ring on behalf of Ranjeet, who is suspected of being involved in 11 different attacks on restaurants and hospitals in Manipur. He later joined BJP. He is presently Minister of Forest and environment, horticulture, soil conservation and town planning in BJP government in Manipur.
THOUNAOJAM SHAMKUMAR (Winner)
ANDRO (IMPHAL EAST)
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