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.

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|width=4px style="background-color: white" | |- align=center style="height: 80px;" | (8) | Bhairon Singh Shekhawat [3] | 4 December 1993 | 29 November 1998 | Bharatiya Janata Party |width=4px style="background-color: #FF9933" | | 1821 days
(total 3808 days) |- align=center style="height: 80px;" | 12 | Ashok Gehlot | 1 December 1998 | 8 December 2003 |Indian National Congress |width=4px style="background-color: #00FFFF" | | 1834 days |- align=center style="height: 80px;" | 13 | Vasundhara Raje | 8 December 2003 | 11 December 2008 | Bharatiya Janata Party |width=4px style="background-color: #FF9933" | | 1831 days |- align=center style="height: 80px;" | (12) | Ashok Gehlot [2] | 12 December 2008 | 13 December 2013 | Indian National Congress |width=4px style="background-color: #00FFFF" | | 1822 days
(total 3656 days) |- align=center style="height: 80px;" | (13) | Vasundhara Raje [2] | 13 December 2013 | "Incumbent" | Bharatiya Janata Party |width=4px style="background-color: #FF9933" | |}

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  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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