List of Chief Ministers of Uttarakhand

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Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
उत्तराखण्ड के मुख्यमन्त्री
Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat.jpg
Incumbent
Harish Rawat
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. Seven people have served as the state's chief minister, across four assembly terms. Four belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party, including the inaugural office holder Nityanand Swami. The remaining three belong to the Indian National Congress, including the current incumbent Harish Rawat.

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 Not yet created
2 B. S. Koshyari
Kumaon Division (Legislative Council)
30 October 2001 1 March 2002 3 months and 30 days
3 N. D. Tiwari
Ramnagar
2 March 2002 7 March 2007 Indian National Congress 5 years and 5 days First Assembly (2002–07)
(2002 election)
4 B. C. 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) B. C. 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 Incumbent Indian National Congress 3 months and 13 days
Elections Due in January 2017

Fourth Assembly (2017–22)
(2017 election)

See also[edit]

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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