List of Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir

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Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
Photo of Omar Abdullah
Incumbent
Omar Abdullah

since 13 May 2013
Appointer Governor of Jammu and Kashmir
Inaugural holder Mehr Chand Mahajan (as Prime Minister)
Formation 15 October 1947

The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir is the chief executive of the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Before 30 March 1965, when an amendment to the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir came into effect, the office was known as Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Before this, the state selected its own Wazir-e-Azam (prime minister) and Sadr-e-Riyasat (president). However, in 1965, the state constitution was amended, and the offices of prime minister and president were renamed chief minister and governor respectively.[1] These changes went into effect on 30 March 1965 when the ruling prime minister, Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq, was sworn in as the first chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

Colour key for parties[edit]

  N/A (Governor's rule)

Prime Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir[edit]

Farooq Abdullah was the second member of his family, after father Sheikh Abdullah, to serve three stints as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
Following his tenure as chief minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad served in the Union cabinet as health minister.
No Name Term[2]
(tenure length)
Party[a]
1 Mehr Chand Mahajan 15 October 1947 – 5 March 1948
(0 years, 142 days)
Indian National Congress
2 Sheikh Abdullah 5 March 1948 – 9 August 1953
(5 years, 157 days)
National Conference
3 Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad 9 August 1953 – 12 October 1963
(10 years, 64 days)
4 Khwaja Shamsuddin 12 October 1963 – 29 February 1964
(0 years, 140 days
5 Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq 29 February 1964 – 30 March 1965
(1 year, 29 days)
Indian National Congress

Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir[edit]

No[b] Name Term[2]
(tenure length)
Party[a]
1 Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq 30 March 1965 – 12 December 1971
(6 years, 257 days)
Indian National Congress
2 Syed Mir Qasim 12 December 1971 – 25 February 1975
(3 years, 75 days
3 Sheikh Abdullah 25 February 1975 – 26 March 1977
(2 years, 29 days)
National Conference
Vacant
(Governor's rule)
26 March – 9 July 1977
(0 years, 105 days)
N/A
(3) Sheikh Abdullah [2] 9 July 1977 – 8 September 1982
(5 years, 61 days)
National Conference
4 Farooq Abdullah 8 September 1982 – 2 July 1984
(1 year, 298 days
5 Ghulam Mohammad Shah 2 July 1984 – 6 March 1986
(1 year, 247 days)
Awami National Conference
Vacant
(Governor's rule)
6 March – 7 November 1986
(0 years, 246 days)
N/A
(4) Farooq Abdullah [2] 7 November 1986 – 19 January 1990
(3 years, 73 days)
National Conference
Vacant
(Governor's rule)
19 January 1990 – 9 October 1996
(6 years, 264 days)
N/A
(4) Farooq Abdullah [3] 9 October 1996 – 18 October 2002
(6 years, 9 days)
National Conference
Vacant
(Governor's rule)
18 October – 2 November 2002
(0 years, 15 days)
N/A
6 Mufti Mohammad Sayeed 2 November 2002 – 2 November 2005
(3 years, 0 days)
People's Democratic Party
7 Ghulam Nabi Azad 2 November 2005 – 11 July 2008
(2 years, 252 days)
Indian National Congress
Vacant
(Governor's rule)
11 July 2008 – 5 January 2009
(0 years, 178 days)
N/A
8 Omar Abdullah 5 January 2009 – present
(5 years, 258 days)
National Conference

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ a b This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government he headed may have been a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.
  2. ^ A number inside brackets indicates that the incumbent has previously held office.
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