List of Chief Ministers of Puducherry

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Chief Minister of Puducherry
N. Rangaswamy.jpg
Incumbent
N. Rangaswamy

since 17 May 2011
Appointer Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry
Inaugural holder Edouard Goubert
Formation 1 July 1963

The Chief Minister of Puducherry is the chief executive of the south Indian union territory of Puducherry. He is appointed and sworn-in by the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. Since 17 May 2011, N. Rangaswamy of the All India N.R. Congress has been the incumbent Chief Minister of Puducherry.

Chief Ministers of Pondicherry and Puducherry[edit]

Colour key for parties
No Name
Constituency
Term of office Tenure length Party[a] Election Ref
1 Edouard Goubert 1 July 1963 24 August 1964 1 year, 54 days Indian National Congress
2 V. Venkatasubha Reddiar
Nettapacom
11 September 1964 9 April 1967 2 years, 228 days 1964 [1]
3 M. O. H. Farook
Karaikal North
9 April 1967 6 March 1968 0 years, 332 days
(2) V. Venkatasubha Reddiar
Nettapacom
6 March 1968 18 September 1968 0 years, 196 days
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
18 September 1968 17 March 1969 0 years, 180 days N/A
(3) M. O. H. Farook
Calapeth
17 March 1969 3 January 1974 4 years, 292 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1969 [3]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
3 January 1974 6 March 1974 0 years, 62 days N/A
4 Subramanyan Ramaswamy
Karaikal South
6 March 1974 28 March 1974 0 years, 22 days All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1974 [4]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
28 March 1974 2 July 1977 3 years, 96 days N/A
(4) Subramanyan Ramaswamy
Karaikal South
2 July 1977 12 November 1978 1 year, 133 days All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1977 [5]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
12 November 1978 16 January 1980 1 year, 65 days N/A
5 M. D. R. Ramachandran
Mannadipet
16 January 1980 24 June 1983 3 years, 159 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1980 [6]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
24 June 1983 16 March 1985 1 year, 265 days N/A
(3) M. O. H. Farook
Lawspet
16 March 1985 4 March 1990 4 years, 353 days Indian National Congress 1985 [7]
(5) M. D. R. Ramachandran
Mannadipet
8 March 1990 3 March 1991 0 years, 364 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1990 [8]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
3 March 1991 4 July 1991 0 years, 123 days N/A
6 V. Vaithilingam
Nettapakkam
4 July 1991 13 May 1996 4 years, 314 days Indian National Congress 1991 [9]
7 R. V. Janakiraman
Nellithope
26 May 1996 21 March 2000 3 years, 313 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1996 [10]
8 P. Shanmugam
22 March 2000 15 May 2001 1 year, 55 days Indian National Congress
24 May 2001 26 October 2001 0 years, 164 days 2001 [11]
9 N. Rangaswamy
Thattanchavady
27 October 2001 12 May 2006 4 years, 198 days
13 May 2006 4 September 2008 2 years, 115 days 2006 [12]
(6) V. Vaithilingam
Nettapakkam
4 September 2008 16 May 2011 2 years, 252 days
(9) N. Rangaswamy
Kadirkamam
17 May 2011 Incumbent 3 years, 193 days All India N.R. Congress 2011 [13]

Notes[edit]

Footnotes
  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 c d e f 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.[2]
References
  1. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1964, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  2. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. 15 March 2005.
  3. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1974, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1980, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1985, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1990, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2001, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2006, to the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.
  13. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of Puducherry". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 21 April 2014.

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