List of current Indian chief ministers

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Several chief ministers pose with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December 2014.
Indian states according to party of their chief minister
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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]

Of the thirty-one current 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, 143 days), Sikkim's Pawan Kumar Chamling has the longest incumbency. Parkash Singh Badal (b. 1927) of Punjab is the oldest chief minister,[2] while Uttar Pradesh's Akhilesh Yadav (b. 1973) is the youngest. Nine incumbents belong to the Indian National Congress and eight 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
(330 days)
Telugu Desam Party [3]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
Nabam Tuki 1 November 2011
(3 years, 184 days)
Indian National Congress [4]
Assam
(list)
Tarun Gogoi Tarun Gogoi - Kolkata 2013-02-10 4891 Cropped.JPG 17 May 2001
(13 years, 352 days)
Indian National Congress [5]
Bihar
(list)
Nitish Kumar Nitish Kumar (cropped).jpg 22 February 2015
(71 days)
Janata Dal (United) [6]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Raman Singh Dr Raman Singh at Press Club Raipur Mood 2.jpg 7 December 2003
(11 years, 148 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [7]
Delhi[b]
(list)
Arvind Kejriwal ArvindKejriwal2.jpg 14 February 2015
(79 days)
Aam Aadmi Party [8]
Goa
(list)
Laxmikant Parsekar 8 November 2014
(177 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [9]
Gujarat
(list)
Anandiben Patel AnandibenPatel.jpg 22 May 2014
(347 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [10]
Haryana
(list)
Manohar Lal Khattar Manohar Lal Khattar.jpg 26 October 2014
(190 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [11]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Virbhadra Singh Virbhadra Singh.png 25 December 2012
(2 years, 130 days)
Indian National Congress [12]
Jammu and Kashmir
(list)
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.jpg 1 March 2015
(64 days)
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party [13]
Jharkhand
(list)
Raghuvar Das RaghuvarDas.png 28 December 2014
(127 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [14]
Karnataka
(list)
Siddaramaiah Siddaramaiah1.jpg 13 May 2013
(1 years, 356 days)
Indian National Congress [15]
Kerala
(list)
Oommen Chandy Oommen Chandy (cropped).jpg 18 May 2011
(3 years, 351 days)
Indian National Congress [16]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Shivraj Singh Chouhan Shivraj Singh Chauhan (cropped).jpg 29 November 2005
(9 years, 156 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [17]
Maharashtra
(list)
Devendra Fadnavis Devendra Fadnavis.jpg 31 October 2014
(185 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [18]
Manipur
(list)
Okram Ibobi Singh Okram Ibobi Singh (cropped).jpg 2 March 2002
(13 years, 63 days)
Indian National Congress [19]
Meghalaya
(list)
Mukul Sangma 20 April 2010
(5 years, 14 days)
Indian National Congress [20]
Mizoram
(list)
Lal Thanhawla 7 December 2008
(6 years, 148 days)
Indian National Congress [21]
Nagaland
(list)
T. R. Zeliang T. R. Zeliang.jpg 24 May 2014
(345 days)
Naga People's Front [22]
Odisha
(list)
Naveen Patnaik Naveen Patnaik.jpg 5 March 2000
(15 years, 60 days)
Biju Janata Dal [23]
Puducherry[b]
(list)
N. Rangaswamy N. Rangaswamy.jpg 16 May 2011
(3 years, 353 days)
All India N.R. Congress [24]
Punjab
(list)
Parkash Singh Badal ParkashSinghBadal (cropped).JPG 1 March 2007
(8 years, 64 days)
Shiromani Akali Dal [25]
Rajasthan
(list)
Vasundhara Raje Vasundhararaje.jpg 13 December 2013
(1 years, 142 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [26]
Sikkim
(list)
Pawan Kumar Chamling 12 December 1994
(20 years, 143 days)
Sikkim Democratic Front [27]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
O. Panneerselvam O. Paneerselvam1.jpg 29 September 2014
(217 days)
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam [28]
Telangana
(list)
K. Chandrashekar Rao K chandrashekar rao.jpg 2 June 2014
(336 days)
Telangana Rashtra Samithi [29]
Tripura
(list)
Manik Sarkar Manik Sarkar.jpg 11 March 1998
(17 years, 54 days)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) [30]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Akhilesh Yadav Akhilesh Yadav.jpg 15 March 2012
(3 years, 50 days)
Samajwadi Party [31]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Harish Rawat 1 February 2014
(1 years, 92 days)
Indian National Congress [32]
West Bengal
(list)
Mamata Banerjee Mamata Banerjee - Kolkata 2011-12-08 7542 Cropped.JPG 20 May 2011
(3 years, 349 days)
All India Trinamool Congress [33]
  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.

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. ^ "Nitish returns as Bihar Chief Minister". The Hindu. 22 February 2015.
  7. ^ Aarti Dhar. "Raman Singh takes oath". The Hindu. 8 December 2003.
  8. ^ Smriti Kak Ramachandran, Shubhomoy Sikdar. "Kejriwal promises to make Delhi graft-free in 5 years". The Hindu. 14 February 2015.
  9. ^ Prakash Kamat. "Parsekar sworn in after revolt fizzles out in Goa". The Hindu. 8 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Anandiben Patel takes oath as Gujarat Chief Minister". The Hindu. 22 May 2014.
  11. ^ Sarabjit Pandher. "Khattar sworn in". The Hindu. 26 October 2014.
  12. ^ "Virbhadra Singh sworn in as CM". The Hindu. 26 December 2012.
  13. ^ "Mufti Sayeed takes oath as J&K Chief Minister". The Hindu. 1 March 2015.
  14. ^ Amarnath Tewary. "Raghuvar Das assumes office as CM". The Hindu. 28 December 2014.
  15. ^ "Siddaramaiah sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka". The Hindu. 13 May 2013.
  16. ^ "Chandy sworn in as Kerala Chief Minister". The Hindu. 19 May 2011.
  17. ^ "Shivraj Chauhan sworn in Chief Minister". The Hindu. 30 November 2005.
  18. ^ Priyanka Kakodkar. "Uddhav attends Fadnavis swearing-in". The Hindu. 31 October 2014.
  19. ^ "SPF stakes claim to form ministry in Manipur". The Hindu. 3 March 2002.
  20. ^ "Mukul Sangma sworn in as Chief Minister". The Hindu. 21 April 2010.
  21. ^ "Lal Thanhawla sworn in as Mizoram chief minister". The Times of India. 11 December 2008.
  22. ^ "Zeliang sworn in as Nagaland CM". The Hindu. 24 May 2014.
  23. ^ N. Ramdas. "Naveen Govt. installed". The Hindu. 6 March 2000.
  24. ^ "Rangasamy sworn in Puducherry CM". The Hindu. 17 May 2011.
  25. ^ "Parkash Singh Badal, 17 Ministers sworn in". The Hindu. 3 March 2007.
  26. ^ "Vasundhara swearing-in, a show of strength". The Hindu. 13 December 2013.
  27. ^ "Pawan Chamling to be longest serving Chief Minister". The Hindu. 17 May 2014.
  28. ^ "Emotional Panneerselvam takes oath". The Hindu. 29 September 2014.
  29. ^ K. Srinivas Reddy. "KCR sworn in; heads cabinet of 11 ministers". The Hindu. 2 June 2014.
  30. ^ "Manik Sarkar sworn in as Tripura CM". Rediff.com. 11 March 1998.
  31. ^ "Akhilesh may start off with a small Cabinet". The Hindu. 15 March 2012.
  32. ^ Kavita Upadhyay. "Harish Rawat sworn in Uttarakhand Chief Minister". The Hindu. 1 February 2014.
  33. ^ "Mamata, 37 Ministers sworn in". The Hindu. 21 May 2011.