List of Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh
|Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
(Chhattisgarh ka Mukhya Mantri)
|Appointer||Governor of Chhattisgarh|
|Inaugural holder||Ajit Jogi|
|Formation||1 November 2000|
The Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh is the chief executive of the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. As per the Constitution of India, the Governor of Chhattisgarh is a state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, the state's 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.
Since Chhattisgarh was created in 2000, when it was carved out of the tribal-dominated southern districts of Madhya Pradesh, two people have served as the state's chief minister. The first was the Indian National Congress party's Ajit Jogi, who served for three years from 2000 to 2003. After Jogi's departure, since 7 December 2003, Raman Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party has been the incumbent Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh.
List of the Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh
Following is the list of the Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh since its inception on 9 November 2000:
|Colour key for parties|
|Term||Party[a]||Days in office||Assembly
|9 November 2000||6 December 2003||Indian National Congress||3 years, 27 days||First (2000-2003)|
|7 December 2003||7 December 2008||Bharatiya Janata Party||12 years, 262 days||Second (2003-2008)|
|8 December 2008||8 December 2013||Third (2008-2013)|
|9 December 2013||Incumbent||Fourth (2013-2018)|
- 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.
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- 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 Chhattisgarh as well.
- Former Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand. Government of Uttarakhand. Retrieved on 21 August 2013.