List of Chief Ministers of Rajasthan

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Chief Minister of Rajasthan
Vasundhararaje.jpg
Incumbent
Vasundhara Raje

since 13 December 2013
Appointer Governor of Rajasthan
Inaugural holder Heera Lal Shastri
Formation 7 April 1949

The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, a north Indian state, is the head of the Government of Rajasthan. As per the Constitution of India, the Governor of Rajasthan is the state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, the 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]

From 1949, 13 people have been Chief Minister of Rajasthan. After securing majority in 2013 assembly election, Vasundhara Raje of the Bharatiya Janata Party is the incumbent Chief Minister.

Chief Ministers of Rajasthan[edit]

No Name Took office Left office Party Tenure
1 Heera Lal Shastri 7 April 1949 5 January 1951 Indian National Congress 639 days
2 C. S. Venkatachari 6 January 1951 25 April 1951 110 days
3 Jai Narayan Vyas 26 April 1951 3 March 1952 313 days
4 Tika Ram Paliwal 3 March 1952 31 October 1952 243 days
(3) Jai Narayan Vyas [2] 1 November 1952 12 November 1954 742 days
(total 1055 days)
5 Mohan Lal Sukhadia 13 November 1954 13 March 1967 1828 days
Vacant
(President's rule)
13 March 1967 26 April 1967 N/A
(5) Mohan Lal Sukhadia [2] 26 April 1967 9 July 1971 Indian National Congress 1536 days
(total 3364 days)
6 Barkatullah Khan 9 July 1971 11 August 1973 765 days
7 Hari Dev Joshi 11 August 1973 29 April 1977 1389 days
Vacant
(President's rule)
29 April 1977 22 June 1977 N/A
8 Bhairon Singh Shekhawat 22 June 1977 16 February 1980 Janata Party 970 days
Vacant
(President's rule)
16 February 1980 6 June 1980 N/A
9 Jagannath Pahadia 6 June 1980 13 July 1981 Indian National Congress 403 days
10 Shiv Charan Mathur 14 July 1981 23 February 1985 1320 days
11 Hira Lal Devpura 23 February 1985 10 March 1985 16 days
(7) Hari Dev Joshi [2] 10 March 1985 20 January 1988 1046 days
(10) Shiv Charan Mathur [2] 20 January 1988 4 December 1989 684 days
(total 2004 days)
(7) Hari Dev Joshi [3] 4 December 1989 4 March 1990 91 days
(total 2526 days)
(8) Bhairon Singh Shekhawat [2] 4 March 1990 15 December 1992 Bharatiya Janata Party 1017 days
Vacant
(President's rule)
15 December 1992 4 December 1993 N/A
(8) Bhairon Singh Shekhawat [3] 4 December 1993 29 November 1998 Bharatiya Janata Party 1821 days
(total 3808 days)
12 Ashok Gehlot 1 December 1998 8 December 2003 Indian National Congress 1834 days
13 Vasundhara Raje 8 December 2003 11 December 2008 Bharatiya Janata Party 1831 days
(12) Ashok Gehlot [2] 12 December 2008 13 December 2013 Indian National Congress 1822 days
(total 3656 days)
(13) Vasundhara Raje [2] 13 December 2013 "Incumbent" Bharatiya Janata Party

Notes[edit]

  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 Rajasthan as well.

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