Chief Minister of Delhi

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Chief Minister of National Capital Territory of Delhi
दिल्ली राष्ट्रीय राजधानी क्षेत्र के मुख्य मंत्री
Arvind Kejriwal

since 14 February 2015
Style The Honorable
Appointer President of India on advice of Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
Inaugural holder Chaudhary Brahm Prakash
Website Delhi Government

The Chief Minister of Delhi is the head of government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi in north India. Chief Minister is head of the Council of Ministers and the leader of the majority party in the Delhi assembly. The Chief Minister leads the executive branch of the Government of Delhi. Arvind Kejriwal is the incumbent Chief Minister. He took up the position on 14th February 2015.

The leader of the party with the largest representation of seats in the unicameral Legislative Assembly of Delhi usually takes on the role. Delhi and Puducherry are the only union territories of India, which have been given partial statehood according to the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution in which Delhi is defined as National Capital Territory of India or NCT-Delhi. Due to this special right of partial statehood, unlike other union territories which are governed by special administrators appointed by the President of India, governments of Delhi and Puducherry both are headed by their respective chief ministers and Lieutenant Governors, appointed by the president acting as the head of state.[1] A former chief minister, Sheila Dikshit, was India’s longest serving woman chief minister.[2] Arvind Kejriwal remained the Chief Minister of Delhi for 49[3] days and had resigned from the post on 14-02-2014.[4]
After 1 year of President's rule in Delhi, Assembly elections were held on 7 February 2015. Aam Aadmi Party created history by winning 67 out of 70 seats in the Assembly. Arvind Kejriwal is the current Chief Minister of Delhi and he took oath on 14 February 2015.[5]

List of Chief Ministers of Delhi[edit]

No. Name[6] Portrait Term of office
(tenure length)
1 Chaudhary Brahm Prakash 17 March 1952 – 12 February 1955
(2 years, 332 days)
Indian National Congress
2 Gurumukh Nihal Singh 12 February 1955 – 1 November 1956
(1 years, 263 days)
Office abolished, 1956–1993
3 Madan Lal Khurana Madan Lal Khurana.jpg 2 December 1993 – 26 February 1996
(2 years, 86 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party
4 Sahib Singh Verma 26 February 1996 – 12 October 1998
(2 years, 228 days)
5 Sushma Swaraj Sushma Swaraj in 2014.jpg 12 October 1998 – 3 December 1998
(52 days)
6 (1) Sheila Dikshit Sheila Dikshit (cropped).jpg 3 December 1998 – 1 December 2003
(4 years, 363 days)
Indian National Congress
6 (2) Sheila Dikshit Sheila Dikshit (cropped).jpg 1 December 2003 - 29 October 2008
(4 years, 333 days)
Indian National Congress
6 (3) Sheila Dikshit Sheila Dikshit (cropped).jpg 29 October 2008 - 28 December 2013
(5 years, 60 days)
Indian National Congress
7 Arvind Kejriwal ArvindKejriwal2.jpg 28 December 2013 – 14 February 2014
(49 days)
Aam Aadmi Party
with INC
8 President's rule Presidential Standard of India.PNG 14 February 2014 – 14 February 2015
(1 years, 0 days)
7 (2) Arvind Kejriwal ArvindKejriwal2.jpg 14 February 2015 – Incumbent
(98 days)
Aam Aadmi Party

See also[edit]


  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.


  1. ^ "Union Territories". Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sheila Dikshit is India's longest serving woman CM". IBN Live. 9 December 2008. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  3. ^ આ મારી પત્ની છે, ક્યારેય સામે નથી આવતીઃ જીત પછી કેજરીવાલનું ભાષણ
  4. ^ Indiatoday (14 February 2014). "Delhi C.M. resigns over lokpal issue". Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Times of India (14 February 2015). "Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi CM". Times Of India. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "States of India since 1947". Retrieved 9 March 2011. 

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