List of current Indian chief ministers

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In the Republic of India, a chief minister is the head of government of each of twenty-nine states and two union territories (Delhi and Puducherry). According to the Constitution of India, at the state-level, the governor is de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the state 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 he has the assembly's confidence, the chief minister's term is usually for a maximum of five years; there are no limits to the number of terms he/she can serve.[1]

Since February 2014, the office of Chief Minister of Delhi has been vacant; President's rule is in force there. Of the thirty incumbents, three are women—Anandiben Patel in Gujarat, Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal, and Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan. Serving since December 1994 (for 20 years, 6 days), Sikkim's Pawan Kumar Chamling has the longest incumbency. Parkash Singh Badal (b. 1927) of Punjab is the oldest chief minister,[2] while Jharkhand's Hemant Soren (b. 1975) is the youngest. Nine incumbents belong to the Indian National Congress and seven are from the Bharatiya Janata Party; no other party has more than one chief minister in office.

Current Indian chief ministers[edit]

Colour key for parties
State
(past chief ministers)
Name Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Party[a] Ref
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
N. Chandrababu Naidu N. Chandrababu Naidu (cropped).jpg 8 June 2014
(0 years, 193 days)
Telugu Desam Party [3]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
Nabam Tuki 1 November 2011
(3 years, 47 days)
Indian National Congress [4]
Assam
(list)
Tarun Gogoi Tarun Gogoi - Kolkata 2013-02-10 4891 Cropped.JPG 17 May 2001
(13 years, 215 days)
Indian National Congress [5]
Bihar
(list)
Jitan Ram Manjhi 20 May 2014
(0 years, 212 days)
Janata Dal (United) [6]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Raman Singh Dr Raman Singh at Press Club Raipur Mood 2.jpg 7 December 2003
(11 years, 11 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [7]
Delhi[b]
(list)
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)
Emblem of India.svg 17 February 2014
(0 years, 304 days)
N/A [9]
Goa
(list)
Laxmikant Parsekar 8 November 2014
(0 years, 40 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [10]
Gujarat
(list)
Anandiben Patel AnandibenPatel.jpg 22 May 2014
(0 years, 210 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [11]
Haryana
(list)
Manohar Lal Khattar 26 October 2014
(0 years, 53 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [12]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Virbhadra Singh Virbhadra Singh HP.jpg 25 December 2012
(1 year, 358 days)
Indian National Congress [13]
Jammu and Kashmir
(list)
Omar Abdullah Omar Abdullah (portrait).jpg 5 January 2009
(5 years, 347 days)
Jammu & Kashmir National Conference [14]
Jharkhand
(list)
Hemant Soren Hemant Soren 9039.JPG 13 July 2013
(1 year, 158 days)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha [15]
Karnataka
(list)
Siddaramaiah Siddaramaiah1.jpg 13 May 2013
(1 year, 219 days)
Indian National Congress [16]
Kerala
(list)
Oommen Chandy Oommen Chandy (cropped).jpg 18 May 2011
(3 years, 214 days)
Indian National Congress [17]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Shivraj Singh Chouhan Shivraj Singh Chauhan (cropped).jpg 29 November 2005
(9 years, 19 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [18]
Maharashtra
(list)
Devendra Fadnavis 31 October 2014
(0 years, 48 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [19]
Manipur
(list)
Okram Ibobi Singh Okram Ibobi Singh (cropped).jpg 2 March 2002
(12 years, 291 days)
Indian National Congress [20]
Meghalaya
(list)
Mukul Sangma 20 April 2010
(4 years, 242 days)
Indian National Congress [21]
Mizoram
(list)
Lal Thanhawla 7 December 2008
(6 years, 11 days)
Indian National Congress [22]
Nagaland
(list)
T. R. Zeliang T. R. Zeliang.jpg 24 May 2014
(0 years, 208 days)
Naga People's Front [23]
Odisha
(list)
Naveen Patnaik Naveen Patnaik.jpg 5 March 2000
(14 years, 288 days)
Biju Janata Dal [24]
Puducherry[b]
(list)
N. Rangaswamy N. Rangaswamy.jpg 16 May 2011
(3 years, 216 days)
All India N.R. Congress [25]
Punjab
(list)
Parkash Singh Badal ParkashSinghBadal (cropped).JPG 1 March 2007
(7 years, 292 days)
Shiromani Akali Dal [26]
Rajasthan
(list)
Vasundhara Raje Vasundhararaje.jpg 13 December 2013
(1 year, 5 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [27]
Sikkim
(list)
Pawan Kumar Chamling 12 December 1994
(20 years, 6 days)
Sikkim Democratic Front [28]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
O. Panneerselvam O. Paneerselvam1.jpg 29 September 2014
(0 years, 80 days)
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam [29]
Telangana
(list)
K. Chandrashekar Rao K chandrashekar rao.jpg 2 June 2014
(0 years, 199 days)
Telangana Rashtra Samithi [30]
Tripura
(list)
Manik Sarkar Manik Sarkar.jpg 11 March 1998
(16 years, 282 days)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) [31]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Akhilesh Yadav Akhilesh Yadav.jpg 15 March 2012
(2 years, 278 days)
Samajwadi Party [32]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Harish Rawat 1 February 2014
(0 years, 320 days)
Indian National Congress [33]
West Bengal
(list)
Mamata Banerjee Mamata Banerjee - Kolkata 2011-12-08 7542 Cropped.JPG 20 May 2011
(3 years, 212 days)
All India Trinamool Congress [34]
  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 Although Delhi and Puducherry each have an elected legislature and a council of ministers (headed by the chief minister), they are officially union territories.
  3. ^ When President's rule is in force in a state, its council of ministers stands dissolved. The office of chief minister thus lies vacant.[8]

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.
  2. ^ Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta. "Bucking the trend". Frontline. Volume 29, issue 6, 24 March – 6 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Naidu takes oath as Andhra Pradesh CM". The Hindu. 8 June 2014.
  4. ^ Sushanta Talukdar. "Nabam Tuki sworn in as Chief Minister". The Hindu. 2 November 2011.
  5. ^ Sushanta Talukdar. "Tarun Gogoi sworn in for third time". The Hindu. 19 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Manjhi sworn in as Bihar CM". The Hindu. 20 May 2014.
  7. ^ Aarti Dhar. "Raman Singh takes oath". The Hindu. 8 December 2003.
  8. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. 15 March 2005.
  9. ^ "President’s rule imposed in New Delhi". The Indian Express. 17 February 2014.
  10. ^ Prakash Kamat. "Parsekar sworn in after revolt fizzles out in Goa". The Hindu. 8 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Anandiben Patel takes oath as Gujarat Chief Minister". The Hindu. 22 May 2014.
  12. ^ Sarabjit Pandher. "Khattar sworn in". The Hindu. 26 October 2014.
  13. ^ "Virbhadra Singh sworn in as CM". The Hindu. 26 December 2012.
  14. ^ Shujaat Bukhari. "Omar sworn in J&K Chief Minister". The Hindu. 6 January 2009.
  15. ^ Anumeha Yadav. "Hemant Soren becomes ninth Chief Minister of Jharkhand". The Hindu. 14 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Siddaramaiah sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka". The Hindu. 13 May 2013.
  17. ^ "Chandy sworn in as Kerala Chief Minister". The Hindu. 19 May 2011.
  18. ^ "Shivraj Chauhan sworn in Chief Minister". The Hindu. 30 November 2005.
  19. ^ Priyanka Kakodkar. "Uddhav attends Fadnavis swearing-in". The Hindu. 31 October 2014.
  20. ^ "SPF stakes claim to form ministry in Manipur". The Hindu. 3 March 2002.
  21. ^ "Mukul Sangma sworn in as Chief Minister". The Hindu. 21 April 2010.
  22. ^ "Lal Thanhawla sworn in as Mizoram chief minister". The Times of India. 11 December 2008.
  23. ^ "Zeliang sworn in as Nagaland CM". The Hindu. 24 May 2014.
  24. ^ N. Ramdas. "Naveen Govt. installed". The Hindu. 6 March 2000.
  25. ^ "Rangasamy sworn in Puducherry CM". The Hindu. 17 May 2011.
  26. ^ "Parkash Singh Badal, 17 Ministers sworn in". The Hindu. 3 March 2007.
  27. ^ "Vasundhara swearing-in, a show of strength". The Hindu. 13 December 2013.
  28. ^ "Pawan Chamling to be longest serving Chief Minister". The Hindu. 17 May 2014.
  29. ^ "Emotional Panneerselvam takes oath". The Hindu. 29 September 2014.
  30. ^ K. Srinivas Reddy. "KCR sworn in; heads cabinet of 11 ministers". The Hindu. 2 June 2014.
  31. ^ "Manik Sarkar sworn in as Tripura CM". Rediff.com. 11 March 1998.
  32. ^ "Akhilesh may start off with a small Cabinet". The Hindu. 15 March 2012.
  33. ^ Kavita Upadhyay. "Harish Rawat sworn in Uttarakhand Chief Minister". The Hindu. 1 February 2014.
  34. ^ "Mamata, 37 Ministers sworn in". The Hindu. 21 May 2011.