List of chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh

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Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Seal of Uttar Pradesh.svg
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Shri Yogi Adityanath meeting the President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on February 10, 2018 (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Yogi Adityanath

since 19 March 2017 (2017-03-19)
StyleThe Honourable (Formal)
Mr. Chief Minister (Informal)
StatusHead of Government
AbbreviationCM
Reports toGovernor of Uttar Pradesh
Residence5, Kalidas Marg, Lucknow
SeatLucknow
AppointerGovernor of Uttar Pradesh
Term lengthAt the confidence of the assembly
Chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[1]
PrecursorPremier of United Provinces
Inaugural holderGovind Ballabh Pant
Formation26 January 1950
(71 years ago)
 (1950-01-26)
DeputyDeputy Chief Minister
Salary
  • 365,000 (US$4,800)/monthly
  • 4,380,000 (US$58,000)/annually
WebsiteOffice of the Chief Minister

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh is the chief executive of Government of Uttar Pradesh. 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 Uttar 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]

On 26 January 1950 Govind Ballabh Pant, Premier of United Provinces, became the first Chief Minister of the newly renamed Uttar Pradesh. Including him, 11 out of UP's 21 chief ministers belonged to the Indian National Congress. Among these is V. P. Singh, a future Prime Minister of India, as was Charan Singh of the Rashtriya Lok Dal. On ten occasions, most recently in 2002, the state has come under President's rule, leaving the office of chief minister vacant. UP has also had two women chief ministersSucheta Kripalani and Mayawati. Akhilesh Yadav, who served as the CM of U.P. from 2012 to 2017, assumed office at the age of 38 and is the youngest person to have held this office. Only two Chief Ministers completed their official tenure of five years. First is Sampurnanand and second is Akhilesh Yadav.

Yogi Adityanath of the Bharatiya Janata Party is serving as the incumbent chief minister since March 19, 2017.

Oath as the state chief minister[edit]

The Chief Minister serves 5 years in the office. The following is the Oath of the Chief Minister of Uttar Pardesh:

I, <Name of Chief Minister>, do swear in the name of God/solemnly affirm that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established, that I will uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India, that I will faithfully and conscientiously discharge my duties as a Minister for the State of Uttar Pradesh and that I will do right to all manner of people in accordance with the Constitution and the law without fear or favour, affection or ill-will.

Premier of United Provinces (1937-50)[edit]

The United Provinces, headquartered in Allahabad was a province of British India that comprised present day Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Under the Government of India Act 1935, a bicameral legislature was set up with a legislative assembly and a legislative council.

Premier of United Provinces (1937–50)
No Portrait Name Term of office[2] Party Assembly Appointee

(Governor)

Took Office Left Office Tenure
1 MuhammadSaidKhan.jpg The Nawab of Chhatri 3 April 1937 16 July 1937 104 days Independent 1st Assembly

(1937 Elections)

Sir Harry Graham Haig
2 Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant.jpg Govind Ballabh Pant 17 July 1937 2 November

1939

2 years, 108 days Indian National Congress
- Vacant

(Governor's Rule)

3 November 1939 31 March 1946 6 years, 148 days N/A Dissolved -
(2) Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant.jpg Govind Ballabh Pant 1 April 1946 25 January

1950

3 years, 299 days Indian National Congress 2nd Assembly

(1946 Elections)

Sir Francis Verner Wylie

Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh[edit]

No Portrait Name Constituency Term of office[2][3] Tenure length Assembly[4]
(Election)
Party[a]
1 Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant.jpg Govind Ballabh Pant Bareilly 26 January 1950 20 May 1952 4 years, 335 days Provincial Assembly

(1946 Elections)

Indian National Congress
20 May 1952 27 December 1954 1st Assembly
(1951 election)
2 Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Swarupanand.jpg Sampurnanand Varanasi South 28 December 1954 9 April 1957 5 years, 344 days
10 April 1957 6 December 1960 2nd Assembly
(1957 election)
3 No image available.svg Chandrabhanu Gupta Ranikhet South 7 December 1960 14 March 1962 2 years, 298 days
14 March 1962 1 October 1963 3rd Assembly
(1962 election)
4 No image available.svg Sucheta Kripalani Menhdawal 2 October 1963 13 March 1967 3 years, 162 days
(3) No image available.svg Chandrabhanu Gupta Ranikhet 14 March 1967 2 April 1967 19 days 4th Assembly
(1967 election)
5 Charan Singh.jpg Chaudhary Charan Singh Chhaprauli 3 April 1967 25 February 1968 328 days Bharatiya Kranti Dal
Emblem of India.svg Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 25 February 1968 26 February 1969 1 year, 1 day Dissolved N/A
(3) No image available.svg Chandrabhanu Gupta Ranikhet 26 February 1969 17 February 1970 356 days 5th Assembly
(1969 election)
Indian National Congress
(5) Charan Singh.jpg Chaudhary Charan Singh Chhaprauli 18 February 1970 1 October 1970 225 days Bharatiya Kranti Dal
Emblem of India.svg Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 1 October 1970 18 October 1970 17 days N/A
6 No image available.svg Tribhuvan Narain Singh 18 October 1970 3 April 1971 167 days Indian National Congress (O)
7 No image available.svg Kamalapati Tripathi Chandauli 4 April 1971 12 June 1973 2 years, 69 days Indian National Congress
Emblem of India.svg Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 13 June 1973 8 November 1973 148 days N/A
8 Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna 2018 stamp of India.jpg Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Bara 8 November 1973 4 March 1974 2 years, 21 days Indian National Congress
5 March 1974 29 November 1975 6th Assembly
(1974 election)
Emblem of India.svg Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 30 November 1975 21 January 1976 52 days N/A
9 Shri Narayan Dutt Tiwari.jpg Narayan Dutt Tiwari Kashipur 21 January 1976 30 April 1977 1 year, 99 days Indian National Congress
Emblem of India.svg Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 30 April 1977 23 June 1977 54 days Dissolved N/A
10 Ram Naresh Yadav (cropped).jpg Ram Naresh Yadav Nidhauli Kalan 23 June 1977 27 February 1979 1 year, 249 days 7th Assembly
(1977 election)
Janata Party
11 Banarasi Das 2013 stamp of India (cropped).jpg Babu Banarasi Das Hapur 28 February 1979 17 February 1980 354 days
Emblem of India.svg Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 17 February 1980 9 June 1980 113 days Dissolved N/A
12 Visit of Vishwanath Pratap Sing, Indian Minister for Trade, to the CEC (cropped).jpg Vishwanath Pratap Singh Tindwari 9 June 1980 18 July 1982 2 years, 39 days 8th Assembly
(1980 election)
Indian National Congress
13 No image available.svg Sripati Mishra Isauli 19 July 1982 2 August 1984 2 years, 14 days
(9) Shri Narayan Dutt Tiwari.jpg Narayan Dutt Tiwari Kashipur 3 August 1984 10 March 1985 1 year, 52 days
11 March 1985 24 September 1985 9th Assembly
(1985 election)
14 No image available.svg Vir Bahadur Singh Paniyara 24 September 1985 24 June 1988 2 years, 274 days
(9) Shri Narayan Dutt Tiwari.jpg Narayan Dutt Tiwari Kashipur 25 June 1988 5 December 1989 1 year, 163 days
15 Mulayam Singh Yadav (28993165375).jpg Mulayam Singh Yadav Jaswantnagar 5 December 1989 24 June 1991 1 year, 201 days Tenth Assembly
(1989 election)
Janata Dal
16 Kalyan Singh1.jpg Kalyan Singh
Atrauli 24 June 1991 6 December 1992 1 year, 165 days 11th Assembly
(1991 election)
Bharatiya Janata Party
Emblem of India.svg Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 6 December 1992 4 December 1993 363 days Dissolved N/A
(15) Mulayam Singh Yadav (28993165375).jpg Mulayam Singh Yadav Jaswantnagar 4 December 1993 3 June 1995 1 year, 181 days 12th Assembly
(1993 election)
Samajwadi Party
17 Mayawati.jpg Mayawati N/A 3 June 1995 18 October 1995 137 days Bahujan Samaj Party
Emblem of India.svg Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
18 October 1995 17 October 1996 1 year, 154 days Dissolved N/A
17 October 1996 21 March 1997 13th Assembly
(1996 election)
(17) Mayawati.jpg Mayawati Harora 21 March 1997 21 September 1997 184 days Bahujan Samaj Party
(16) Kalyan Singh1.jpg Kalyan Singh Atrauli 21 September 1997 12 November 1999 2 years, 52 days Bharatiya Janata Party
18 No image available.svg Ram Prakash Gupta MLC 12 November 1999 28 October 2000 351 days
19 Rajnath.jpg Rajnath Singh Haidergarh 28 October 2000 7 March 2002 1 year, 131 days
Emblem of India.svg Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
N/A 8 March 2002 3 May 2002 56 days Dissolved N/A
(17) Mayawati.jpg Mayawati Harora 3 May 2002 29 August 2003 1 year, 118 days 14th Assembly
(2002 election)
Bahujan Samaj Party
(15) Mulayam Singh Yadav (28993165375).jpg Mulayam Singh Yadav Gunnaur 29 August 2003 13 May 2007 3 years, 257 days Samajwadi Party
(17) Mayawati.jpg Mayawati MLC 13 May 2007 15 March 2012 4 years, 307 days 15th Assembly
(2007 election)
Bahujan Samaj Party
20 Akhilesh Yadav (cropped).JPG Akhilesh Yadav MLC 15 March 2012 19 March 2017 5 years, 4 days 16th Assembly
(2012 election)
Samajwadi Party
21 The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Shri Yogi Adityanath meeting the President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on February 10, 2018 (cropped).jpg Yogi Adityanath MLC 19 March 2017 Incumbent 4 years, 255 days 17th Assembly
(2017 election)
Bharatiya Janata Party

Statistics[edit]

Timeline
Yogi AdityanathAkhilesh YadavMayawatiMulayam Singh YadavMayawatiRajnath SinghRam Prakash GuptaKalyan SinghMayawatiMayawatiMulayam Singh YadavKalyan SinghMulayam Singh YadavNarayan Dutt TiwariVir Bahadur SinghNarayan Dutt TiwariSripati MishraVishwanath Pratap SinghBabu Banarasi DasRam Naresh YadavNarayan Dutt TiwariHemwati Nandan BahugunaKamalapati TripathiTribhuvan Narain SinghChaudhary Charan SinghChandrabhanu GuptaChaudhary Charan SinghChandrabhanu GuptaSucheta KripalaniChandrabhanu GuptaSampurnanandGovind Ballabh Pant

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 c d e f g h i 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.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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 Uttar Pradesh as well.
  2. ^ a b Chief Ministers. Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Retrieved on 27 July 2013.
  3. ^ President's rule. Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Retrieved on 27 July 2013.
  4. ^ Date of Constitution & Dissolution of Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Archived 12 August 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Retrieved on 27 July 2013.
  5. ^ 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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