List of Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand

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Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
उत्तराखण्ड के मुख्यमन्त्री
Incumbent
Trivendra Singh Rawat

since 18 March 2017
Appointer Governor of Uttarakhand
Inaugural holder Nityanand Swami
Formation 9 November 2000
Website Chief Minister of Uttarakhand

The Chief Minister of the State of Uttarakhand, is the head of the Government of Uttarakhand. As per the Constitution of India, the Governor of Uttarakhand is the state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the Uttarakhand 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]

Uttarakhand was formed on November 9, 2000, when it was carved out from the hilly districts of Uttar Pradesh. Eight people have served as the state's chief minister, across five assembly terms; five of those belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party including the current incumbent Trivendra Singh Rawat and the inaugural office holder Nityanand Swami, while the remaining three belong to the Indian National Congress.

List of the Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand[edit]

Following is the list of the Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand since its inception on 9 November 2000:

Colour key for parties
S. No. Name
(Constituency)
Term[2] Party[a] Tenure Assembly
(Election)
1 Nityanand Swami
Garhwal Division (Legislative Council)
9 November
2000
29 October
2001
Bharatiya Janata Party 11 months and 20 days Interim Assembly (2000–02)
2 Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Kumaon Division (Legislative Council)
30 October
2001
1 March
2002
3 months and 30 days
3 Narayan Dutt Tiwari
Ramnagar
2 March
2002
7 March
2007
Indian National Congress 5 years and 5 days First Assembly (2002–07)
(2002 election)
4 Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri
Dhumakot
7 March
2007
26 June
2009
Bharatiya Janata Party 2 years, 3 months and 19 days Second Assembly (2007–12)
(2007 election)
5 Ramesh Pokhriyal
Thalisain
27 June
2009
10 September
2011
2 years, 2 months and 14 days
(4) Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri
Dhumakot
11 September
2011
13 March
2012
6 months and 2 days
(Total 2 years, 9 months and 21 days)
6 Vijay Bahuguna
Sitarganj
13
March 2012
31
January 2014
Indian National Congress 1 year, 10 months and 18 days Third Assembly (2012–17)
(2012 election)
7 Harish Rawat
Dharchula
1 February
2014
27 March
2016
2 years, 1 month and 26 days
- Vacant
(President's rule)[3]
27 March
2016
21 April
2016
N/A 25 days
(7) Harish Rawat
Dharchula
21 April
2016
22 April
2016
Indian National Congress 1 day
- Vacant
(President's rule)
22 April
2016
11 May
2016
N/A 19 days
(Total 1 month 14 days)
(7) Harish Rawat
Dharchula
11 May
2016
18 March
2017
Indian National Congress 10 months and 7 days
(Total 3 years and 3 days)
8 Trivendra Singh Rawat
Doiwala
18 March
2017
Incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party 6 days Fourth Assembly (2017–22)
(2017 election)

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Notes and References[edit]

Notes
  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.
References
  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 Uttarakhand as well.
  2. ^ Former Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand. Government of Uttarakhand. Retrieved on 21 August 2013.
  3. ^ http://governoruk.gov.in/upload/pressrelease/Pressrelease-1163.pdf

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