List of Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir

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Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
Incumbent
Vacant

since 20 June 2018
Appointer Governor of Jammu and Kashmir
Inaugural holder Sheikh Abdullah
Formation August 1953

The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir is the chief executive of the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Before 30 March 1965, when an amendment to the state's constitution came into effect, the office was known Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.[1] Subsequently, the ruling prime minister, Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq, was sworn in as the first Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

The state is under Governor's rule since 20 June 2018 after Bhartiya Janata Party withdrew support from the coalition government with the Peoples Democratic Party.

Colour key for parties[edit]

Prime Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir[edit]

Farooq Abdullah was the second member of his family, after father Sheikh Abdullah, to serve three stints as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
Following his tenure as chief minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad served in the Union cabinet as health minister.
Omar Abdullah, son of Farooq, is the third generation of chief ministers from the Abdullah family.
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, a former Home Minister of India, died in office during his second term as J&K chief minister.
Mehbooba Mufti, succeeded her father to office in 2016, becoming Jammu and Kashmir's first woman chief minister.
No Name Term[2]
(tenure length)
Party[a]
1 Mehr Chand Mahajan 15 October 1947 – 5 March 1948
(142 days)
2 Sheikh Abdullah 5 March 1948 – 9 August 1953
(5 years, 157 days)
National Conference
3 Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad
MLA for Safa Kadal
9 August 1953 – 12 October 1963
(10 years, 64 days)
4 Khwaja Shamsuddin
MLA for Anantnag
12 October 1963 – 29 February 1964
(140 days)
5 Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq
MLA for Tankipura
29 February 1964 – 30 March 1965
(1 year, 30 days)
Indian National Congress

Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir[edit]

No[b] Name Term[2]
(tenure length)
Party[a]
1 Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq
MLA for Amirakadal
30 March 1965 – 12 December 1971
(6 years, 257 days)
Indian National Congress
2 Syed Mir Qasim
MLA for Verinag
12 December 1971 – 25 February 1975
(3 years, 75 days
3 Sheikh Abdullah 25 February 1975 – 26 March 1977
(2 years, 29 days)
National Conference
Vacant
(Governor's rule)
26 March – 9 July 1977
(105 days)
N/A
(3) Sheikh Abdullah [2]
MLA for Ganderbal
9 July 1977 – 8 September 1982
(5 years, 61 days)
National Conference
4 Farooq Abdullah
MLA for Ganderbal
8 September 1982 – 2 July 1984
(1 year, 298 days)
5 Ghulam Mohammad Shah 2 July 1984 – 6 March 1986
(1 year, 247 days)
Awami National Conference
Vacant
(Governor's rule)
6 March – 7 November 1986
(246 days)
N/A
(4) Farooq Abdullah [2]
MLA for Ganderbal
7 November 1986 – 19 January 1990
(3 years, 73 days)
National Conference
Vacant
(Governor's rule)
19 January 1990 – 9 October 1996
(6 years, 264 days)
N/A
(4) Farooq Abdullah [3]
MLA for Ganderbal
9 October 1996 – 18 October 2002
(6 years, 9 days)
National Conference
Vacant
(Governor's rule)
18 October – 2 November 2002
(15 days)
N/A
6 Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
MLA for Pahalgam
2 November 2002 – 2 November 2005
(3 years, 0 days)
People's Democratic Party
7 Ghulam Nabi Azad
MLA for Bhaderwah
2 November 2005 – 11 July 2008
(2 years, 252 days)
Indian National Congress
Vacant
(Governor's rule)
11 July 2008 – 5 January 2009
(178 days)
N/A
8 Omar Abdullah
MLA for Ganderbal
5 January 2009 – 8 January 2015
(6 years, 3 days)
National Conference
Vacant[3]
(Governor's rule)
8 January 2015 – 1 March 2015
(52 days)
N/A
(6) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed [2]
MLA for Anantnag
1 March 2015 – 7 January 2016
(312 days)
People's Democratic Party
Vacant
(Governor's rule)
7 January 2016 – 4 April 2016
(88 days)
N/A
9 Mehbooba Mufti
MLA for Anantnag
4 April 2016 – 20 June 2018
(2 years, 77 days)
People's Democratic Party
Vacant[4]
(Governor's rule)
20 June 2018 – Present
(114 days)
N/A

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ A number inside brackets indicates that the incumbent has previously held office.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From 1965 to 2009, Omar Abdullah is the eighth chief minister", Hindustan Times, 5 January 2009, archived from the original on 29 June 2011
  2. ^ a b Prime Ministers and Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir since 1947. General Administration Department, Government of Jammu and Kashmir. Retrieved on 29 April 2014.
  3. ^ Bharti Jain. "Governor's rule imposed in Jammu & Kashmir". The Times of India. 9 January 2015.
  4. ^ "President approves governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir". The Times of India. 20 June 2018.