List of Chief Ministers of Maharashtra

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Chief Minister of Maharashtra
महाराष्ट्राचे मुख्यमंत्री
Devendra fadnavis.png
Incumbent
Devendra Fadnavis

since 31 October 2014
Appointer Governor of Maharashtra
Inaugural holder Yashwantrao Chavan
Formation 1 May 1960

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, a western Indian state, is the head of the Government of Maharashtra. As per the Constitution of India, the governor is the state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the Maharashtra 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 or she has the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[1]

Yashwantrao Chavan was the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He belonged to the Indian National Congress, as did a majority of the officeholders. Serving since 31 October 2014, Devendra Fadnavis is the current incumbent, the first from the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Chief Ministers of Bombay State[edit]

Morarji Desai, a future Prime Minister of India, was the first elected Chief Minister of Bombay State.
No Name Term of office Party Days in office
1 B. G. Kher 15 August 1947 21 April 1952 Indian National Congress 1711 Days
2 Morarji Desai
MLA for Bulsar Chikhli
21 April 1952 31 October 1956 1654 Days
3 Yashwantrao Chavan
MLA for Karad North
1 November 1956 5 April 1957 1307 Days
5 April 1957 30 April 1960

Chief Ministers of Maharashtra[edit]

Sharad Pawar
Manohar Joshi
Narayan Rane
Vilasrao Deshmukh
Sushlkumar Shinde
Ashok Chavan
Prithviraj Chavan
Colour key for parties
  Progressive Democratic Front
No Name Term of office Party[a] Days in office
1 Yashwantrao Chavan
MLA for Karad North
1 May 1960 19 November 1962 Indian National Congress 933 Days
2 Marotrao Kannamwar
MLA for Saoli
20 November 1962 24 November 1963 370 Days
3 P. K. Sawant
MLA for Chiplun
25 November 1963 4 December 1963 10 Days
4 Vasantrao Naik
MLA for Pusad
5 December 1963 1 March 1967 1548 Days
1 March 1967 13 March 1972 1840 Days
13 March 1972 20 February 1975 709 Days [Total 4097 Days]
5 Shankarrao Chavan
MLA for Bhokar
21 February 1975 16 May 1977 816 Days
6 Vasantdada Patil 17 May 1977 5 March 1978 293 Days
5 March 1978 18 July 1978 134 Days
7 Sharad Pawar
MLA for Baramati
18 July 1978 17 February 1980 Progressive Democratic Front 580 Days
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
17 February 1980 8 June 1980 N/A 113 Days
8 Abdul Rehman Antulay
MLA for Shrivardhan
9 June 1980 12 January 1982 Indian National Congress 583 Days
9 Babasaheb Bhosale
MLA for Nehrunagar
21 January 1982 1 February 1983 377 Days
(6) Vasantdada Patil [3] 2 February 1983 1 June 1985 851 Days [Total 1304 Days]
10 Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar
MLA for Nilanga
3 June 1985 6 March 1986 277 Days
(5) Shankarrao Chavan [2] 12 March 1986 26 June 1988 837 Days [Total 1623 Days]
(7) Sharad Pawar [2]
MLA for Baramati
26 June 1988 25 June 1991 1094 Days
11 Sudhakarrao Naik
MLA for Pusad
25 June 1991 22 February 1993 608 Days
(7) Sharad Pawar [3]
MLA for Baramati
6 March 1993 14 March 1995 739 Days [Total 2413 Days]
12 Manohar Joshi
MLA for Dadar
14 March 1995 31 January 1999 Shiv Sena 1419 Days
13 Narayan Rane
MLA for Malvan
1 February 1999 17 October 1999 259 Days
14 Vilasrao Deshmukh
MLA for Latur
18 October 1999 16 January 2003 Indian National Congress 1187 Days
15 Sushilkumar Shinde 18 January 2003 30 October 2004 651 Days
(14) Vilasrao Deshmukh [2]
MLA for Latur
1 November 2004 4 December 2008 1494 Days [Total 2681 Days]
16 Ashok Chavan
MLA for Bhokar
8 December 2008 15 October 2009 311 Days
7 November 2009 9 November 2010 368 Days [Total 679 Days]
17 Prithviraj Chavan
MLA for Karad South
11 November 2010 26 September 2014 1415 Days
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
28 September 2014 31 October 2014 N/A 32 days
18 Devendra Fadnavis
MLA for Nagpur South West
31 October 2014 Incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party 972

See also[edit]

Explanatory 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. ^ a b When President's rule is in force in a state, its council of ministers stands dissolved. The office of chief minister thus lies vacant. At times, the legislative assembly also stands dissolved.[2]

References[edit]

  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 Maharashtra as well.
  2. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. 15 March 2005. Retrieved on 3 March 2013.

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