List of Chief Ministers of Manipur

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Chief Minister of Manipur
Photo of Okram Ibobi Singh
Incumbent
Okram Ibobi Singh

since 2 March 2002
Appointer Governor of Manipur
Inaugural holder Mairembam Koireng Singh
Formation 1 July 1963

The Chief Minister of Manipur is the chief executive of the northeast Indian state of Manipur. As per the Constitution of India, the governor is a state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the Manipur Legislative Assembly, the state's 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 that he has the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[1]

Mohammed Alimuddin was the first chief minister of Manipur state. Manipur became a fully fledged state from union territory in 1972 . Five of these belonged to the Indian National Congress,[2] and the current incumbent Okram Ibobi Singh, in office since 2 March 2002.

List[edit]

No[a] Name Term of office Party[b] Days in office
1 Mairembam Koireng Singh 1 July 1963 11 January 1967 Indian National Congress 3 years, 194 days
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)
12 January 1967 19 March 1967 N/A 0 years, 66 days
(1) Mairembam Koireng Singh 20 March 1967 4 October 1967 Indian National Congress 0 years, 198 days
2 Longjam Thambou Singh 13 October 1967 24 October 1967 Manipur United Front 0 years, 11 days
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)
25 October 1967 18 February 1968 N/A 0 years, 116 days
(1) Mairembam Koireng Singh 19 February 1968 16 October 1969 Indian National Congress 1 year, 239 days
[Total 2097 Days]
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)
17 October 1969 22 March 1972 N/A 2 years, 157 days
3 Mohammed Alimuddin 23 March 1972 27 March 1973 Manipur Peoples Party 1 year, 4 days
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)
28 March 1973 3 March 1974 N/A 0 years, 340 days
(3) Mohammed Alimuddin 4 March 1974 9 July 1974 Manipur Peoples Party 0 years, 127 days
4 Yangmasho Shaiza 10 July 1974 5 December 1974 Manipur Hills Union 0 years, 148 days
5 Raj Kumar Dorendra Singh 6 December 1974 15 May 1977 Indian National Congress 2 years, 160 days
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)
16 May 1977 28 June 1977 N/A 0 years, 43 days
(4) Yangmasho Shaiza 29 June 1977 13 November 1979 Janata Party 2 years, 137 days
[Total 1018 Days]
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)
14 November 1979 13 January 1980 N/A 0 years, 60 days
(5) Raj Kumar Dorendra Singh 14 January 1980 26 November 1980 Indian National Congress 0 years, 317 days
6 Rishang Keishing 27 November 1980 27 February 1981 0 years, 92 days
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)
28 February 1981 18 June 1981 N/A 0 years, 110 days
(6) Rishang Keishing 19 June 1981 3 March 1988 Indian National Congress (I) 6 years, 258 days
7 Raj Kumar Jaichandra Singh 4 March 1988 22 February 1990 1 year, 355 days
8 Raj Kumar Ranbir Singh 23 February 1990 6 January 1992 Manipur Peoples Party 1 year, 317 days
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)
7 January 1992 7 April 1992 N/A 0 years, 91 days
(5) Raj Kumar Dorendra Singh 8 April 1992 10 April 1993 Indian National Congress 1 year, 2 days
[Total 1577 Days]
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)
31 December 1993 13 December 1994 N/A 0 years, 347 days
(6) Rishang Keishing 14 December 1994 15 December 1997 Indian National Congress 3 years, 1 day
[Total 3491 Days]
9 Wahengbam Nipamacha Singh 16 December 1997 14 February 2001 Manipur State Congress Party 3 years, 60 days
10 Radhabinod Koijam 15 February 2001 1 June 2001 Samata Party 0 years, 106 days
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)
2 June 2001 6 March 2002 N/A 0 years, 277 days
11 Okram Ibobi Singh 7 March 2002 1 March 2007 Indian National Congress 12 years, 290 days
2 March 2007 13 March 2012
14 March 2012 present

Notes[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ A number inside brackets indicates that the incumbent has previously held office.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j President's rule may be imposed when the "government in a state is not able to function as per the Constitution", which often happens because no party or coalition has a majority in the assembly. When President's rule is in force in a state, its council of ministers stands dissolved. The office of chief minister thus lies vacant, and the administration is taken over by the governor, who functions on behalf of the central government. At times, the legislative assembly also stands dissolved.[3]
References
  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. Note: although the text talks about Indian state governments in general, it applies for the specific case of Manipur as well.
  2. ^ http://twocircles.net/2014nov21/1416545962.html#.VHDiasnUZ5c
  3. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. 15 March 2005.

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