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Chief Minister of Delhi
Emblem of the National Capital Territory of Delhi
Arvind Kejriwal
since 14 February 2015 (2015-02-14)
Government of Delhi
TypeHead of State Government
StatusLeader of the Executive
Member of
Reports to
Residence6, Flagstaff Road, Civil Lines, Delhi
SeatDelhi Secretariat, Sachivalaya Rd, Vikram Nagar, New Delhi
NominatorMembers of the Government of Delhi in Delhi Legislative Assembly
AppointerLt. Governor of Delhi by convention based on appointees ability to command confidence in the Delhi Legislative Assembly
Term lengthAt the confidence of the assembly
Chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.
Inaugural holderChaudhary Brahm Prakash Yadav
Formation17 March 1952; 72 years ago (1952-03-17)-1 November 1956; 67 years ago (1 November 1956); 1 December 1993; 30 years ago (1 December 1993)
DeputyDeputy Chief Minister of Delhi
  • 140,000 (US$1,700)/monthly
  • 1,680,000 (US$20,000)/annually
WebsiteOfficial website

The chief minister of the National Capital Territory of Delhi is the head of government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. According to the Constitution of India, the lieutenant governor is the National Capital Territory of Delhi's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with its chief minister. Following elections to the Delhi Legislative Assembly, the lieutenant governor usually invites the party with a majority of seats to form the government. The president of India, on the advice of the lieutenant governor, appoints the chief minister, whose council of ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly. Given that the person has the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[1]



Since 1952, National Capital Territory of Delhi has had 7 chief ministers, starting with the Indian National Congress party's Chaudhary Brahm Prakash. Shortly after his term ended, the office of chief minister of the National Capital Territory of Delhi was abolished for 37 years until 2 December 1993, when the Bharatiya Janata Party's Madan Lal Khurana was sworn in. The longest-serving chief minister, Sheila Dikshit from the Indian National Congress party held the office for over fifteen years.[2] On 28 December 2013, Arvind Kejriwal of Aam Aadmi Party sworn in as first state party chief minister of the national capital territory. There have been one instance of president's rule in National Capital Territory of Delhi, most recently in 2015.

Arvind Kejriwal of Aam Aadmi Party is the incumbent chief minister of Delhi since 14 February 2015.

Official residence


Since 2014, CM Kejriwal resides at Bhagwan Das Road in central Delhi. The location is close to the Delhi Secretariat.[3]


  • Assassinated or died in office
  • § Returned to office after a previous non-consecutive term
  • RES Resigned
No[a] Portrait Name[4] Constituency Term of office Assembly
1 Brahm Prakash Nangloi Jat 17 March 1952 12 February 1955[RES] 2 years, 332 days Interim
(1952 election)
Indian National Congress
2 Gurmukh Nihal Singh Daryaganj 12 February 1955 1 November 1956 1 year, 263 days
Office abolished (1 November 1956 - 1 December 1993)[c]
3 Madan Lal Khurana Moti Nagar 2 December 1993 26 February 1996[RES] 2 years, 86 days 1st
(1993 election)
Bharatiya Janata Party
4 Sahib Singh Verma Shalimar Bagh 26 February 1996 12 October 1998[RES] 2 years, 228 days
5 Sushma Swaraj Not Contested 12 October 1998 3 December 1998 52 days
6 Sheila Dikshit New Delhi 3 December 1998 1 December 2003 15 years, 25 days 2nd
(1998 election)
Indian National Congress
2 December 2003 29 November 2008 3rd
(2003 election)
30 November 2008 28 December 2013 4th
(2008 election)
7 Arvind Kejriwal New Delhi 28 December 2013 14 February 2014[RES] 48 days 5th
(2013 election)
Aam Aadmi Party
(President's rule)
14 February 2014 14 February 2015 1 year, 0 days Dissolved
(7) Arvind Kejriwal New Delhi 14 February 2015 15 February 2020 9 years, 159 days 6th
(2015 election)
Aam Aadmi Party
16 February 2020 Incumbent 7th
(2020 election)


  1. ^ A parenthetical number indicates that the incumbent has previously held office.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ As after that States Reorganisation Act, 1956 was passed which made Delhi a Union Territory. Thus, no one was appointed the next CM of Delhi until legislative assembly elections in Delhi were held in 1993, when Union Territory of Delhi was formally declared as National Capital Territory of Delhi by the Sixty-ninth Amendment to the Indian constitution and formed Delhi Metropolitan Council.[5]

See also



  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 Telangana as well.
  2. ^ "Sheila Dikshit is India's longest serving woman CM". IBN Live. 9 December 2008. Archived from the original on 27 June 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's new residence". NDTV.com. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  4. ^ "माननीय मुख्यमंत्रियों की सूची" [List of Honourable Chief Ministers]. Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly (in Hindi). Archived from the original on 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Sixty-ninth amendment". Delhi Assembly official website. Archived from the original on 21 August 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2015.