List of chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh

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Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
Āndhra rāṣṭra Mukhyamantri
ఆంధ్ర రాష్ట్ర ముఖ్యమంత్రి
Photo of the Chief Minister
Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
since 30 May 2019 (2019-05-30)
Chief Minister's Office
StyleThe Honourable (Formal)
Mr./Mrs. Chief Minister (Informal)
StatusHead of Government
Member ofAndhra Pradesh Legislature
Andhra state Council of Ministers
Reports toGovernor of Andhra Pradesh
SeatAndhra Pradesh Secretariat
AppointerGovernor of Andhra Pradesh
Term lengthAt the confidence of the assembly
Chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[1]
Inaugural holder
Formation1 November 1956; 66 years ago (1956-11-01)
2 June 2014; 9 years ago (2014-06-02)
DeputyDeputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

The chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is the chief executive of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. In accordance with 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 Andhra Pradesh 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]

Since 1956, Andhra Pradesh has had 17 chief ministers, A majority of them belonged to the Indian National Congress party. The longest-serving chief minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu from Telugu Desam Party held the office for over thirteen years in multiple tenure. N. Chandrababu Naidu is also the first chief minister of Andhra Pradesh after the state bifurcation in 2014. The Indian National Congress's Kasu Brahmananda Reddy has the second-longest tenure and the Telugu Desam Party's founder N. T. Rama Rao, the second actor to become the chief minister in India has the third-longest tenure, while N. Bhaskara Rao from same party has the shortest tenure (only 31 days). One chief minister, Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy of the Indian National Congress party, later became the president of India. while another, P. V. Narasimha Rao of the same party, later became the prime minister of India. There have been three instances of president's rule in Andhra Pradesh, most recently in 2014.

The current incumbent is Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy of the Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress Party since 30 May 2019. The incumbent chief minister is charged with 31 criminal cases including criminal conspiracy, cheating, dishonesty, inducing delivery of property, accepting bribes, criminal breach of trust, forgery, criminal misconduct by public servant, and corruption.[2]

List of chief ministers[edit]

Chief ministers of Andhra State[edit]

Andhra State consisted of Uttarandhra, Kostha Andhra and Rayalaseema regions. This state was carved out of Madras State in 1953.

Chief ministers of Andhra State
No. Portrait Name Elected constituency Term of office Assembly


Appointed by Political party
Assumed office Left office Time in office
1 Tanguturi Prakasam  – 1 October 1953 15 November 1954 1 year, 45 days 1st

(1952 election)

Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi Indian National Congress
(President's rule)
N/A 15 November 1954 28 March 1955 133 days N/A
2 Bezawada Gopala Reddy Atmakur 28 March 1955 31 October 1956 1 year, 217 days

(1955 election)

Indian National Congress

Chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh[edit]

On 1 November 1956, Hyderabad State ceased to exist; its Gulbarga and Aurangabad divisions were merged into Mysore State and Bombay State respectively. Its remaining Telugu-speaking portion, Telangana, was merged with Andhra State to form the new state of Andhra Pradesh. The state was bifurcated into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states on 2 June 2014 by Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. After state re-organisation, the number of sabha seats come down from 294 to 175.

Chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh
No.[b] Portrait Name Elected constituency Term of office Assembly


Appointed by Political party[c]
Assumed office Left office Time in office
1 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy Kalahasti 1 November 1956 11 January 1960 3 years, 71 days 1st

(1955 election)

Chandulal Madhavlal Trivedi Indian National Congress

(1957 election)

2 Damodaram Sanjivayya Kurnool 11 January 1960 12 March 1962 2 years, 60 days Bhim Sen Sachar


Neelam Sanjiva Reddy Dhone 12 March 1962 21 February 1964 2 years, 9 days 3rd

(1962 election)

3 Kasu Brahmananda Reddy Narasaraopet 21 February 1964 30 September 1971 7 years, 221 days Satyawant Mallannah Shrinagesh

(1967 election)

Pattom A. Thanu Pillai
4 P. V. Narasimha Rao Manthani 30 September 1971 10 January 1973 1 year, 102 days Khandubhai Kasanji Desai

(1972 election)

(President's rule)
N/A 11 January 1973 10 December 1973 333 days N/A
5 Jalagam Vengala Rao Vemsoor 10 December 1973 6 March 1978 4 years, 86 days Khandubhai Kasanji Desai Indian National Congress
6 Marri Chenna Reddy Medchal 6 March 1978 11 October 1980 2 years, 219 days 6th

(1978 election)

Sharda Mukherjee
7 Tanguturi Anjaiah MLC 11 October 1980 24 February 1982 1 year, 136 days K. C. Abraham
8 Bhavanam Venkatarami Reddy MLC 24 February 1982 20 September 1982 208 days
9 Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy Kurnool 20 September 1982 9 January 1983 111 days
10 N. T. Rama Rao Tirupati 9 January 1983 16 August 1984 1 year, 220 days 7th

(1983 election)

Telugu Desam Party
11 N. Bhaskara Rao Vemuru 16 August 1984 16 September 1984 31 days Thakur Ram Lal Telugu Desam Party ( Rebel Group)
(10) N. T. Rama Rao Hindupuram 16 September 1984 9 March 1985 5 years, 78 days Shankar Dayal Sharma Telugu Desam Party
9 March 1985 3 December 1989 8th

(1985 election)

Telugu Desam Party
(6) Marri Chenna Reddy Sanathnagar 3 December 1989 17 December 1990 1 year, 14 days 9th

(1989 election)

Kumudben Joshi Indian National Congress
12 N. Janardhana Reddy Venkatagiri 17 December 1990 9 October 1992 1 year, 297 days Krishan Kant
(9) Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy Panyam 9 October 1992 12 December 1994 2 years, 64 days
(10) N. T. Rama Rao Hindupur 12 December 1994 1 September 1995 263 days 10th

(1994 election)

Telugu Desam Party
13 N. Chandrababu Naidu Kuppam 1 September 1995 11 October 1999 8 years, 256 days
11 October 1999 14 May 2004 11th

(1999 election)

C. Rangarajan
14 Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy Pulivendla 14 May 2004 20 May 2009 5 years, 111 days 12th

(2004 election)

Surjit Singh Barnala Indian National Congress
20 May 2009 2 September 2009 13th

(2009 election)

N. D. Tiwari
15 Konijeti Rosaiah MLC 3 September 2009 25 November 2010 1 year, 83 days
16 Kiran Kumar Reddy Pileru 25 November 2010 1 March 2014 3 years, 96 days E. S. L. Narasimhan
(President's rule)
N/A 1 March 2014 1 June 2014 92 days N/A
(President's rule)
2 June 2014 7 June 2014 5 days N/A
(13) N. Chandrababu Naidu Kuppam 8 June 2014 30 May 2019 4 years, 356 days 14th

(2014 election)

E. S. L. Narasimhan Telugu Desam Party
17 Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy Pulivendla 30 May 2019 Incumbent 4 years, 120 days 15th

(2019 election)

Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress Party


  1. ^ a b c 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]
  2. ^ A parenthetical number indicates that the incumbent has previously held office.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ After 58 years, the state was bifurcated into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states on 2 June 2014 by Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. After state reorganisation Andhra Pradesh Sasana sabha seats come down from 294 to 175 seats.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 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 Andhra Pradesh as well.
  2. ^ "Jagan's affidavit shows 31 pending criminal cases". The Hindu. India. 23 March 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2023.
  3. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". 15 March 2005.

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