List of Chief Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh

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Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
अरुणाचल प्रदेश के मुख्यमन्त्री
Incumbent
Pema Khandu

since 17 July 2016[1]
Appointer Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
Inaugural holder Prem Khandu Thungan
Formation 13 August 1975
Website www.arunachalpradeshcm.in

The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh is the chief executive of the North East Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. As per the Constitution of India, the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh is the state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the Arunachal Pradesh 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.[2]

List[edit]

S No. Name
(Constituency)
Term Party[a] Tenure Assembly
(election)
1 Prem Khandu Thungan
MLA for Dirang Kalaktang
13 August 1975 18 September 1979 Janata Party[b] 1507
2 Tomo Riba
MLA for Basar
18 September 1979 3 November 1979 People's Party of Arunachal 47
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)
3 November 1979 18 January 1980 N/A 76
3 Gegong Apang
MLA for Tuting Yingkiong
18 January 1980 19 January 1999 Indian National Congress 6940
Arunachal Congress
4 Mukut Mithi
MLA for Roing
19 January 1999 3 August 2003 Arunachal Congress (Mithi) 1658
Indian National Congress
(3) Gegong Apang [2]
MLA for Tuting Yingkiong
3 August 2003 9 April 2007 United Democratic Front 1346
Bharatiya Janata Party
Indian National Congress
5 Dorjee Khandu
MLA for Mukto
9 April 2007 30 April 2011 Indian National Congress 1483
6 Jarbom Gamlin
MLA for Liromoba
5 May 2011 1 November 2011 Indian National Congress 181
7 Nabam Tuki
MLA for Sagalee
1 November 2011 26 January 2016 Indian National Congress 1547
Vacant[d]
(President's rule)
26 January 2016 19 February 2016 N/A 24
8 Kalikho Pul
MLA for Hayuliang
19 February 2016 13 July 2016 People's Party of Arunachal 145
(7) Nabam Tuki[4]
MLA for Sagalee
13 July 2016 17 July 2016 Indian National Congress 4
9 Pema Khandu
MLA for Mukto
17 July 2016[5] 16 September 2016 Indian National Congress 1 year, 3 days
16 September 2016 [6] 31 December 2016 People's Party of Arunachal
31 December 2016[7] Incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party

Notes[edit]

  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. ^ Elected in first Assembly elections held in 1978.
  3. ^ 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. Chief Minister Pema Khandu Suspended By His Party PPA on 29 December 2016. [3]
  4. ^ 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[edit]

  1. ^ "Pema Khandu sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh". The Hindu. 17 July 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 
  2. ^ 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 Arunachal Pradesh as well.
  3. ^ a b Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. 15 March 2005.
  4. ^ http://abpnews.abplive.in/uncategorized/supreme-court-restores-nabam-tuki-government-in-arunachal-pradesh-412062/
  5. ^ "Pema Khandu sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh". The Hindu. 17 July 2016.
  6. ^ Times of India 16 September 2016
  7. ^ Shankar Bora, Bijay (31 December 2016). "Arunachal CM Pema Khandu joins BJP, ends political crisis". The Tribune. Arunachal Pradesh. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 

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