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Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Ajay Bisht.jpg
Incumbent
Yogi Adityanath

since 19 March 2017
StyleThe Honourable
StatusHead of Government
Residence5, Kalidas Marg, Lucknow
SeatLucknow
AppointerGovernor of Uttar Pradesh
PrecursorPremiers of United Province
Inaugural holderGovind Ballabh Pant
FormationJanuary 26, 1950 (69 years ago)
DeputyKeshav Prasad Maurya
Dinesh Sharma
Salary3,65,000
Websitehttp://upcmo.up.nic.in

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP), an Indian state, is the head of the 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. UP has also had two women chief ministersSucheta Kriplani and Mayawati. Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 2012 to 2017, having assumed office at the age of 38, he is the youngest person to have held the office. On ten occasions, most recently in 2002, the state has come under President's rule, leaving the office of chief minister vacant.

Yogi Adityanath of the Bharatiya Janata Party has served as the incumbent chief minister since 19 March 2017.

Premiers of United Provinces[edit]

Govind Ballabh Pant, the first Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

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.

No Name Portrait Term of office[2] Party
English Hindi
1 Muhammad Ahmad Said Khan Chhatari मुहम्मद अहमद सय्यद खान MuhammadSaidKhan.jpg 3 April 1937 16 July 1937 Independent
2 Govind Ballabh Pant गोविन्द बल्लभ पंत Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant.jpg 17 July 1937 2 November 1939 Indian National Congress
Vacant
(2) Govind Ballabh Pant गोविन्द बल्लभ पंत Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant.jpg 1 April 1946 25 January 1950 Indian National Congress

Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh[edit]

Colour key for parties
List of chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh
No Name
Constituency
Portrait Term of office[2][3] Tenure length Party[a] Assembly[4]
(Election)
Ref
English Hindi
1 Govind Ballabh Pant
Bareilly Municipality[5]
गोविन्द बल्लभ पन्त Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant.jpg 26 January 1950 20 May 1952 4 years, 335 days Indian National Congress Not yet created
20 May 1952 27 December 1954 First Assembly (1952–57)
(1951 election)
[6]
2 Sampurnanand
Varanasi South
सम्पूर्णानंद Jawaharlal Nehru as President of the Lucknow session of the Congress, April 1936.jpg 28 December 1954 9 April 1957 5 years, 344 days
10 April 1957 6 December 1960 Second Assembly (1957–62)
(1957 election)
[7]
3 Chandra Bhanu Gupta
Ranikhet South
चंद्रभानु गुप्ता 7 December 1960 14 March 1962 2 years, 298 days
14 March 1962 1 October 1963 Third Assembly (1962–67)
(1962 election)
[8]
4 Sucheta Kriplani
Menhdawal
सुचेता कृपलानी 2 October 1963 13 March 1967 3 years, 162 days
(3) Chandra Bhanu Gupta [2]
Ranikhet
चंद्र भानु गुप्ता 14 March 1967 2 April 1967 19 days Fourth Assembly (1967–68)
(1967 election)
[9]
5 Charan Singh
Chhaprauli
चरण सिंह Charan Singh 1990 stamp of India.jpg 3 April 1967 25 February 1968 328 days Bharatiya Kranti Dal
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
Emblem of India.svg 25 February 1968 26 February 1969 1 year, 1 day N/A Dissolved
(3) Chandra Bhanu Gupta [3]
Ranikhet
चंद्र भानु गुप्ता 26 February 1969 17 February 1970 356 days Indian National Congress Fifth Assembly (1969–74)
(1969 election)
[11]
(5) Charan Singh [2]
Chhaprauli
चरण सिंह Charan Singh 1990 stamp of India.jpg 17 February 1970 1 October 1970 226 days Bharatiya Kranti Dal
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
Emblem of India.svg 1 October 1970 18 October 1970 17 days N/A
6 Tribhuvana Narayana Singh त्रिभुवन नारायण सिंह 18 October 1970 3 April 1971 167 days Indian National Congress (O)
7 Kamlapati Tripathi
Chandauli
कमलापति त्रिपाठी 4 April 1971 12 June 1973 2 years, 69 days Indian National Congress
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
Emblem of India.svg 13 June 1973 8 November 1973 148 days N/A
8 Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna
Bara
हेमवती नंदन बहुगुणा Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna 2018 stamp of India.jpg 8 November 1973 4 March 1974 2 years, 21 days Indian National Congress
15 March 1974 29 November 1975 Sixth Assembly (1974–77)
(1974 election)
[12]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
Emblem of India.svg 30 November 1975 21 January 1976 52 days N/A
9 N. D. Tiwari
Kashipur
नारायण दत्त तिवारी Ex Uttarakhand CM ND Tiwari.jpg 21 January 1976 30 April 1977 1 year, 99 days Indian National Congress
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
Emblem of India.svg 30 April 1977 23 June 1977 54 days N/A Dissolved
10 Ram Naresh Yadav
Nidhauli Kalan
राम नरेश यादव Ram Naresh Yadav.jpg 23 June 1977 27 February 1979 1 year, 249 days Janata Party Seventh Assembly (1977–80)
(1977 election)
[13]
11 Babu Banarsi Das
Hapur
बाबू बनारसी दास Banarasi Das 2013 stamp of India.jpg 28 February 1979 17 February 1980 354 days
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
Emblem of India.svg 17 February 1980 9 June 1980 113 days N/A Dissolved
12 V. P. Singh
Tindwari
विश्वनाथ प्रताप सिंह V. P. Singh (cropped).jpg 9 June 1980 18 July 1982 2 years, 39 days Indian National Congress Eighth Assembly (1980–85)
(1980 election)
[14]
13 Sripati Mishra
Isauli
श्रीपति मिश्र 19 July 1982 3 August 1984 2 years, 15 days
(9) N. D. Tiwari [2]
Kashipur
नारायण दत्त तिवारी Ex Uttarakhand CM ND Tiwari.jpg 3 August 1984 10 March 1985 1 year, 52 days
11 March 1985 24 September 1985 Ninth Assembly (1985–89)
(1985 election)
[15]
14 Vir Bahadur Singh
Paniyara
वीर बहादुर सिंह 24 September 1985 24 June 1988 2 years, 274 days
(9) N. D. Tiwari [3]
Kashipur
नारायण दत्त तिवारी Ex Uttarakhand CM ND Tiwari.jpg 25 June 1988 5 December 1989 1 year, 163 days
15 Mulayam Singh Yadav
Jaswantnagar
मुलायम सिंह यादव Mulayam Singh Yadav (28993165375).jpg 5 December 1989 24 June 1991 1 year, 201 days Janata Dal Tenth Assembly (1989–91)
(1989 election)
[16]
16 Kalyan Singh
Atrauli
कल्याण सिंह Kalyan Singh1.jpg 24 June 1991 6 December 1992 1 year, 165 days Bharatiya Janata Party Eleventh Assembly (1991–92)
(1991 election)
[17]
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
Emblem of India.svg 6 December 1992 4 December 1993 363 days N/A Dissolved
(15) Mulayam Singh Yadav [2]
Jaswantnagar
मुलायम सिंह यादव Mulayam Singh Yadav (28993165375).jpg 4 December 1993 3 June 1995 1 year, 181 days Samajwadi Party Twelfth Assembly (1993–95)
(1993 election)
[18]
17 Mayawati मायावती Mayawati.jpg 3 June 1995 17 October 1995 136 days Bahujan Samaj Party
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
Emblem of India.svg 18 October 1995 17 October 1996 1 year, 154 days N/A Dissolved
17 October 1996 21 March 1997 Thirteenth Assembly (1996–2002)
(1996 election)
[19]
(17) Mayawati [2]
Harora
मायावती Mayawati.jpg 21 March 1997 21 September 1997 184 days Bahujan Samaj Party
(16) Kalyan Singh [2]
Atrauli
कल्याण सिंह Kalyan Singh1.jpg 21 September 1997 11 November 1999 1 year, 263 days Bharatiya Janata Party
18 Ram Prakash Gupta
MLC
राम प्रकाश गुप्ता 12 November 1999 28 October 2000 351 days
19 Rajnath Singh
Haidergarh
राजनाथ सिंह Rajnath.jpg 28 October 2000 7 March 2002 1 year, 130 days
Vacant[b]
(President's rule)
Emblem of India.svg 8 March 2002 3 May 2002 56 days N/A Fourteenth Assembly (2002–07)
(2002 election)
[20]
(17) Mayawati [3]
Harora
मायावती Mayawati.jpg 3 May 2002 28 August 2003 1 year, 117 days Bahujan Samaj Party
(15) Mulayam Singh Yadav [3]
Gunnaur
मुलायम सिंह यादव Mulayam Singh Yadav (28993165375).jpg 29 August 2003 12 May 2007 3 years, 256 days Samajwadi Party
(17) Mayawati [4]
MLC
मायावती Mayawati.jpg 13 May 2007 14 March 2012 4 years, 306 days Bahujan Samaj Party Fifteenth Assembly (2007–12)
(2007 election)
[21]
20 Akhilesh Yadav
MLC
अखिलेश यादव Akhilesh Yadav.jpg 15 March 2012 19 March 2017 5 years, 4 days Samajwadi Party Sixteenth Assembly (2012–17)
(2012 election)
[22]
21 Yogi Adityanath
MLC
योगी आदित्यनाथ Ajay Bisht.jpg 19 March 2017 Incumbent 2 years, 65 days Bharatiya Janata Party Seventeenth Assembly (2017–)
(2017 election)
[23]
  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.[10]

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 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. ^ http://www.patrika.com/news/bareilly/up-first-cm-pandit-govind-ballabh-pant-was-won-from-bareilly-constituency-hindi-news-1505294/
  6. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1951, to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh" [pdf]. Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 28 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh" [pdf]. Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 28 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh" [pdf]. Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 28 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh" [pdf]. Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 28 July 2013.
  10. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. 15 March 2005. Retrieved on 3 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1969, to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh" [pdf]. Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 28 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1974, to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh" [pdf]. Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 28 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1977, to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh" [pdf]. Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 28 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1980, to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh" [pdf]. Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 28 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1985, to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh" [pdf]. Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 28 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1989, to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh" [pdf]. Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 28 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1991, to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh" [pdf]. Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 28 July 2013.
  18. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1993, to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh" [pdf]. Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 28 July 2013.
  19. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1996, to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh" [pdf]. Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 28 July 2013.
  20. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2002, to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh" [pdf]. Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 28 July 2013.
  21. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2007, to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh" [pdf]. Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 28 July 2013.
  22. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2012, to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh" [pdf]. Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 28 July 2013.
  23. ^ "Uttar Pradesh Election Results". Economic Times. Retrieved on 12 March 2017.

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