Chief Minister of Delhi

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Chief Minister of National Capital Territory of Delhi
दिल्ली राष्ट्रीय राजधानी क्षेत्र के मुख्य मंत्री
Arvind Kejriwal

since 14 February 2015
Appointer President of India on advice of Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
Inaugural holder Chaudhary Brahm Prakash
Website Delhi Government

The Chief Minister of Delhi is the head of government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi in north India. Chief Minister is head of the Council of Ministers and the leader of the majority party in the Delhi assembly. The Chief Minister leads the executive branch of the Government of Delhi. Arvind Kejriwal is the incumbent Chief Minister. He took up the position on 14th February 2015.

The leader of the party with the largest representation of seats in the unicameral Legislative Assembly of Delhi usually takes on the role. Delhi and Puducherry are the only union territories of India, which have been given partial statehood according to the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution in which Delhi is defined as National Capital Territory of India or NCT-Delhi. Due to this special right of partial statehood, unlike other union territories which are governed by special administrators appointed by the President of India, governments of Delhi and Puducherry both are headed by their respective chief ministers and Lieutenant Governors, appointed by the president acting as the head of state.[1] A former chief minister, Sheila Dikshit, was India’s longest serving woman chief minister.[2] Arvind Kejriwal remained the Chief Minister of Delhi for 49[3] days and had resigned from the post on 14-02-2014.[4]
After 1 year of President's rule in Delhi, Assembly elections were held on 7 February 2015. Aam Aadmi Party created history by winning 67 out of 70 seats in the Assembly. Arvind Kejriwal is the current Chief Minister of Delhi and he took oath on 14 February 2015.[5]

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  1. ^ "Union Territories". Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sheila Dikshit is India's longest serving woman CM". IBN Live. 9 December 2008. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Delhi Poll Result: Arvind Kejriwal was addressing Delhi people after win in Delhi assembly election". Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  4. ^ "Delhi C.M. resigns over lokpal issue". 14 February 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi CM". Times Of India. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 

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