List of Chief Ministers of Maharashtra
|Chief Minister of Maharashtra
Seal of Maharashtra
|Appointer||Governor of Maharashtra|
|Inaugural holder||Yashwantrao Chavan|
|Formation||1 May 1960|
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, a western Indian state, is the head of the Government of Maharashtra. 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 Maharashtra 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 or she has the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.
Yashwantrao Chavan was the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He belonged to the Indian National Congress, as did a majority of the officeholders. Serving since 31 October 2014, Devendra Fadnavis is the current incumbent, the first from the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Chief Ministers of Bombay State
|No||Name||Term of office||Party||Days in office|
|1||B. G. Kher||15 August 1947||21 April 1952||Indian National Congress||1711 Days|
|2||Morarji Desai||21 April 1952||31 October 1956||1654 Days|
|3||Yashwantrao Chavan||1 November 1956||5 April 1957||1307 Days|
|5 April 1957||30 April 1960|
Chief Ministers of Maharashtra
|Colour key for parties|
|No||Name||Term of office||Party[a]||Days in office|
|1||Yashwantrao Chavan||1 May 1960||19 November 1962||Indian National Congress||933 Days|
|2||Marotrao Kannamwar||20 November 1962||24 November 1963||370 Days|
|3||P. K. Sawant||25 November 1963||4 December 1963||10 Days|
|4||Vasantrao Naik||5 December 1963||1 March 1967||1548 Days|
|1 March 1967||13 March 1972||1840 Days|
|13 March 1972||20 February 1975||709 Days [Total 4097 Days]|
|5||Shankarrao Chavan||21 February 1975||16 April 1977||786 Days|
|6||Vasantdada Patil||17 April 1977||2 March 1978||319 Days|
|7 March 1978||18 July 1978||134 Days|
|7||Sharad Pawar||18 July 1978||17 February 1980||Progressive Democratic Front||580 Days|
|17 February 1980||8 June 1980||N/A||113 Days|
|8||Abdul Rehman Antulay||9 June 1980||12 January 1982||Indian National Congress||583 Days|
|9||Babasaheb Bhosale||21 January 1982||1 February 1983||377 Days|
|(6)||Vasantdada Patil ||2 February 1983||1 June 1985||851 Days [Total 1304 Days]|
|10||Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar||3 June 1985||6 March 1986||277 Days|
|(5)||Shankarrao Chavan ||12 March 1986||26 June 1988||837 Days [Total 1623 Days]|
|(7)||Sharad Pawar ||26 June 1988||25 June 1991||1094 Days|
|11||Sudhakarrao Naik||25 June 1991||22 February 1993||608 Days|
|(7)||Sharad Pawar ||6 March 1993||14 March 1995||739 Days [Total 2413 Days]|
|12||Manohar Joshi||14 March 1995||31 January 1999||Shiv Sena||1419 Days|
|13||Narayan Rane||1 February 1999||17 October 1999||259 Days|
|14||Vilasrao Deshmukh||18 October 1999||16 January 2003||Indian National Congress||1187 Days|
|15||Sushilkumar Shinde||18 January 2003||30 October 2004||651 Days|
|(14)||Vilasrao Deshmukh ||1 November 2004||4 December 2008||1494 Days [Total 2681 Days]|
|16||Ashok Chavan||8 December 2008||15 October 2009||311 Days|
|7 November 2009||9 November 2010||368 Days [Total 679 Days]|
|17||Prithviraj Chavan||11 November 2010||26 September 2014||1415 Days|
|-||Vacant(President's rule)||28 September 2014||31 October 2014||N/A||32 days|
|18||Devendra Fadnavis||31 October 2014||Incumbent||Bharatiya Janata Party||697|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Maharashtra as well.
- Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. 15 March 2005. Retrieved on 3 March 2013.
- "President's rule imposed in Maharashtra". The Times of India. PTI. 28 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
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