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Chief Minister of the National Capital Territory of Delhi
Seal of the National Capital Territory of Delhi.svg
Emblem of the National Capital Territory of Delhi
Arvind Kejriwal September 02, 2017 crop.jpg
Arvind Kejriwal

since 14 February 2015 (2015-02-14)
AppointerLieutenant Governor of Delhi on the advice of the President of India
Inaugural holderChaudhary Brahm Parkash Yadav (1952–55)
Formation17 March 1952 (68 years ago) (1952-03-17)

The Chief Minister of Delhi is the chief executive of the National Capital Territory of Delhi in India. According to the Constitution of India, the lieutenant governor is Delhi's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with its chief minister. Following elections to the Delhi Legislative Assembly, the lieutenant governor usually invites the party with a majority of seats to form the government. The President of India, on the advice of the lieutenant governor, appoints the chief minister, whose council of ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly. Given that the person has the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.

Since 1952 Delhi has had seven chief ministers, starting with the Indian National Congress party's Chaudhary Brahm Prakash. Shortly after his term ended, the office of Chief Minister of Delhi was abolished for 37 years until December 1993, when the Bharatiya Janata Party's Madan Lal Khurana was sworn in.

In 1998 Sheila Dikshit's first of three successive terms began, keeping her in office as chief minister for 15 years, the longest by an Indian woman.[1]

A 48-day stint in office by the Aam Aadmi Party's Rishabh shah and a year under President's rule followed.

In February 2015 the Aam Aadmi Party was voted in with a landslide majority and Kejriwal has since served as Delhi's chief minister.

List of Chief Ministers of Delhi[edit]

Key :   Aam Aadmi Party       Bharatiya Janata Party       Indian National Congress        President's rule
S. No. Portrait Name
Political Party Elected Constituency Term of office[2] Appointed by Legislative Assembly Election
1 Chaudhary Brahm Prakash.jpg Chaudhary Brahm Parkash
Indian National Congress Nangloi Jat 17 March 1952 12 February 1955[RES] 1st
(2 years, 332 days)
Shankar Prasada Interim
2 Gurmukh Nihal Singh.png Gurmukh Nihal Singh
Indian National Congress Daryaganj 13 February 1955 31 October 1956 1st
(1 year, 261 days)
Office abolished (1 November 1956 – 1 December 1993)
3 Madan Lal Khurana.jpg Madan Lal Khurana
Bharatiya Janata Party Moti Nagar 2 December 1993 26 February 1996[RES] 1st
(2 years, 86 days)
Prasannabhai Karunashankar Dave 1st
4 The Union Labour Minister Dr. Sahib Singh chairing the 165th Meeting of the CBT, Employees Provident Fund in New Delhi on December 3, 2003 (Wednesday) (cropped).jpg Sahib Singh Verma
Bharatiya Janata Party Shalimar Bagh 27 February 1996 12 October 1998[RES] 1st
(2 years, 227 days)
5 Sushma Swaraj Ji.jpg Sushma Swaraj
Bharatiya Janata Party Not Contested 13 October 1998 3 December 1998 1st
(51 days)
Vijai Kapoor
6 Sheila Dikshit Ji.jpg Sheila Dikshit
Indian National Congress New Delhi 4 December 1998 1 December 2003 1st
(4 years, 362 days)
2 December 2003 29 November 2008 2nd
(4 years, 363 days)
30 November 2008 27 December 2013 3rd
(5 years, 27 days)
Tejendra Khanna 4th
7 Arvind Kejriwal September 02, 2017 crop.jpg Arvind Kejriwal
Aam Aadmi Party New Delhi 28 December 2013 14 February 2014[RES] 1st
(48 days)
Najeeb Jung 5th
* Emblem of India.svg President's rule[3] N/A N/A 15 February 2014 13 February 2015 1st
(363 days)
Pranab Mukherjee
(7) Arvind Kejriwal September 02, 2017 crop.jpg Arvind Kejriwal
Aam Aadmi Party New Delhi 14 February 2015 15 February 2020 2nd
(5 years, 1 day)
Najeeb Jung 6th
16 February 2020 Incumbent 3rd
(106 days)
Anil Baijal 7th
Other key
  • Assassinated or died in office
  • RES Resigned

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sheila Dikshit is India's longest serving woman CM". IBN Live. 9 December 2008. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  2. ^ The ordinal number of the term being served by the person specified in the row in the corresponding period
  3. ^ "States of India since 1947". Retrieved 9 March 2011.

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