Chief Minister of Delhi

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Chief Minister of National Capital Territory of Delhi
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President's Rule
Style The Honorable
Appointer Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
Inaugural holder Chaudhary Brahm Prakash
Formation 1952
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. Currently the office is vacant, as President's rule is been in force in Delhi since February 2014.

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 days and he has resigned from the post on 14-02-2014.[3]

List of Chief Ministers of Delhi[edit]

Colour key for parties
No. Name[4] 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 year, 263 days)
Office abolished, 1956–93
3 Madan Lal Khurana 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.jpg 12 October 1998 – 3 December 1998
(0 years, 52 days)
6 Sheila Dikshit Sheila Dikshit (cropped).jpg 3 December 1998 – 28 December 2013
(15 years, 25 days)
Indian National Congress
7 Arvind Kejriwal ArvindKejriwal2.jpg 28 December 2013 – 15 February 2014
(0 years, 49 days)
Aam Aadmi Party
(President's rule)
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(0 years, 344 days)

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  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. ^ 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.[5]
  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. ^ Indiatoday (14 February 2014). "Delhi C.M. resigns over lokpal issue". Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "States of India since 1947". Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". 15 March 2005.

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