List of Chief Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh

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Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
Nabam Tuki

since 1 November 2011
Appointer Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
Inaugural holder Prem Khandu Thungan
Formation 13 August 1975
Website Official website

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 Andhra 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.[1]

Chief Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh[edit]

No Name Photo Term of office Party[a] Days in office
1 Prem Khandu Thungan 13 August 1975 18 September 1979 Janata Party[b] 1507
2 Tomo Riba 18 September 1979 3 November 1979 People's Party of Arunachal Pradesh 47
(President's rule)
3 November 1979 18 January 1980 N/A 76
3 Gegong Apang 18 January 1980 19 January 1999 Indian National Congress 6940
Arunachal Congress
4 Mukut Mithi 19 January 1999 3 August 2003 Arunachal Congress (Mithi) 1658
Indian National Congress
(3) Gegong Apang [2] 3 August 2003 9 April 2007 United Democratic Front 1346
Bharatiya Janata Party
Indian National Congress
5 Dorjee Khandu 9 April 2007 30 April 2011 Indian National Congress 1483
6 Jarbom Gamlin 5 May 2011 31 October 2011 Indian National Congress 180
7 Nabam Tuki 1 November 2011 Incumbent Indian National Congress 1442


  1. ^ This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government he headed may have been 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.[2]


  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 Arunachal Pradesh as well.
  2. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". 15 March 2005.

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