List of Chief Ministers of Maharashtra

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Chief Minister of Maharashtra
(महाराष्ट्र मुख्यमंत्री)
Seal of Maharashtra.png
Seal of Maharashtra
Incumbent
Post Vacant

since 26 September 2014
Appointer Governor of Maharashtra
Inaugural holder Yashwantrao Chavan
Formation 1 May 1960

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, a western Indian state, is the head of the Government of Maharashtra. As per the Constitution of India, the governor is the state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, the governor usually invites the party (or coalition) with a majority of seats to form the government. The governor appoints the chief minister, whose council of ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly. Given that he has the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[1]

Yashwantrao Chavan was the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Prithviraj Chavan was the current incumbent, serving since 2010. He resigned as the Chief Minister on 26 September 2014 after NCP withdrew it's support from Indian National Congress

Chief Ministers of Bombay State[edit]

Morarji Desai, a future Prime Minister of India, was the first elected Chief Minister of Bombay State.
No Name Term of office Party Days in office
1 B. G. Kher 15 August 1947 21 April 1952 Indian National Congress 1711 Days
2 Morarji Desai 21 April 1952 31 October 1956 1654 Days
3 Yashwantrao Chavan 1 November 1956 5 April 1957 1307 Days
5 April 1957 30 April 1960

Chief Ministers of Maharashtra[edit]

Sharad Pawar
Manohar Joshi
Narayan Rane
Vilasrao Deshmukh
Sushlkumar Shinde
Ashok Chavan
Prithviraj Chavan
Colour key for parties
  Progressive Democratic Front
No Name Term of office Party[a] Days in office
1 Yashwantrao Chavan 1 May 1960 19 November 1962 Indian National Congress 933 Days
2 Marotrao Kannamwar 20 November 1962 24 November 1963 370 Days
3 P. K. Sawant 25 November 1963 4 December 1963 10 Days
4 Vasantrao Naik 5 December 1963 1 March 1967 1548 Days
1 March 1967 13 March 1972 1840 Days
13 March 1972 20 February 1975 709 Days [Total 4097 Days]
5 Shankarrao Chavan 21 February 1975 16 April 1977 786 Days
6 Vasantdada Patil 17 April 1977 2 March 1978 319 Days
7 March 1978 18 July 1978 134 Days
7 Sharad Pawar 18 July 1978 17 February 1980 Progressive Democratic Front 580 Days
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
17 February 1980 8 June 1980 N/A
8 Abdul Rehman Antulay 9 June 1980 12 January 1982 Indian National Congress 583 Days
9 Babasaheb Bhosale 21 January 1982 1 February 1983 377 Days
(6) Vasantdada Patil [3] 2 February 1983 1 June 1985 851 Days [Total 1304 Days]
10 Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar 3 June 1985 6 March 1986 277 Days
(5) Shankarrao Chavan [2] 12 March 1986 26 June 1988 837 Days [Total 1623 Days]
(7) Sharad Pawar [2] 26 June 1988 25 June 1991 1094 Days
11 Sudhakarrao Naik 25 June 1991 22 February 1993 608 Days
(7) Sharad Pawar [3] 6 March 1993 14 March 1995 739 Days [Total 2413 Days]
12 Manohar Joshi 14 March 1995 31 January 1999 Shiv Sena 1419 Days
13 Narayan Rane 1 February 1999 17 October 1999 259 Days
14 Vilasrao Deshmukh 18 October 1999 16 January 2003 Indian National Congress 1187 Days
15 Sushilkumar Shinde 18 January 2003 30 October 2004 651 Days
(14) Vilasrao Deshmukh [2] 1 November 2004 4 December 2008 1494 Days [Total 2681 Days]
16 Ashok Chavan 8 December 2008 15 October 2009 311 Days
7 November 2009 9 November 2010 368 Days [Total 679 Days]
17 Prithviraj Chavan 11 November 2010 26 September 2014 1415 Days
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
26 September 2014 Incumbent N/A
  1. ^ This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government he heads may be a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.
  2. ^ a b When President's rule is in force in a state, its council of ministers stands dissolved. The office of chief minister thus lies vacant. At times, the legislative assembly also stands dissolved.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Durga Das Basu. Introduction to the Constitution of India. 1960. 20th Edition, 2011 Reprint. pp. 241, 245. LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur. ISBN 978-81-8038-559-9. Note: although the text talks about Indian state governments in general, it applies for the specific case of Maharashtra as well.
  2. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. 15 March 2005. Retrieved on 3 March 2013.
  3. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. 15 March 2005. Retrieved on 3 March 2013.

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