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List of current Indian chief ministers

Indian states according to party of their chief minister
  Other parties

In the Republic of India, a chief minister is the head of government of each of twenty-nine states and two union territories (Delhi and Puducherry). According to the Constitution of India, at the state-level, the governor is de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the state 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 he has the assembly's confidence, the chief minister's term is usually for a maximum of five years; there are no limits to the number of terms he/she can serve.[1]

Since February 2014, the office of Chief Minister of Delhi has been vacant; President's rule is in force there. Of the thirty incumbents, three are women—Anandiben Patel in Gujarat, Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal, and Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan. Serving since December 1994 (for 20 years, 44 days), Sikkim's Pawan Kumar Chamling has the longest incumbency. Parkash Singh Badal (b. 1927) of Punjab is the oldest chief minister,[2] while Jharkhand's Hemant Soren (b. 1975) is the youngest. Nine incumbents belong to the Indian National Congress and seven are from the Bharatiya Janata Party; no other party has more than one chief minister in office.

Current Indian chief ministers

State
(past chief ministers)
Name Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Party[1] Ref
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
N. Chandrababu Naidu 8 June 2014
(0 years, 231 days)
Telugu Desam Party [3]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
Nabam Tuki 1 November 2011
(3 years, 85 days)
Indian National Congress [4]
Assam
(list)
Tarun Gogoi 17 May 2001
(13 years, 253 days)
Indian National Congress [5]
Bihar
(list)
Jitan Ram Manjhi 20 May 2014
(0 years, 250 days)
Janata Dal (United) [6]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Raman Singh 7 December 2003
(11 years, 49 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [7]
Delhi[2]
(list)
Vacant[3]
(President's rule)
17 February 2014
(0 years, 342 days)
N/A [9]
Goa
(list)
Laxmikant Parsekar 8 November 2014
(0 years, 78 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [10]
Gujarat
(list)
Anandiben Patel 22 May 2014
(0 years, 248 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [11]
Haryana
(list)
Manohar Lal Khattar 26 October 2014
(0 years, 91 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [12]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Virbhadra Singh 25 December 2012
(2 years, 31 days)
Indian National Congress [13]
Jammu and Kashmir
(list)
Omar Abdullah 5 January 2009
(6 years, 20 days)
Jammu & Kashmir National Conference [14]
Jharkhand
(list)
Hemant Soren 13 July 2013
(1 year, 196 days)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha [15]
Karnataka
(list)
Siddaramaiah 13 May 2013
(1 year, 257 days)
Indian National Congress [16]
Kerala
(list)
Oommen Chandy 18 May 2011
(3 years, 252 days)
Indian National Congress [17]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Shivraj Singh Chouhan 29 November 2005
(9 years, 57 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [18]
Maharashtra
(list)
Devendra Fadnavis 31 October 2014
(0 years, 86 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [19]
Manipur
(list)
Okram Ibobi Singh 2 March 2002
(12 years, 329 days)
Indian National Congress [20]
Meghalaya
(list)
Mukul Sangma 20 April 2010
(4 years, 280 days)
Indian National Congress [21]
Mizoram
(list)
Lal Thanhawla 7 December 2008
(6 years, 49 days)
Indian National Congress [22]
Nagaland
(list)
T. R. Zeliang 24 May 2014
(0 years, 246 days)
Naga People's Front [23]
Odisha
(list)
Naveen Patnaik 5 March 2000
(14 years, 326 days)
Biju Janata Dal [24]
Puducherry[2]
(list)
N. Rangaswamy 16 May 2011
(3 years, 254 days)
All India N.R. Congress [25]
Punjab
(list)
Parkash Singh Badal 1 March 2007
(7 years, 330 days)
Shiromani Akali Dal [26]
Rajasthan
(list)
Vasundhara Raje 13 December 2013
(1 year, 43 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [27]
Sikkim
(list)
Pawan Kumar Chamling 12 December 1994
(20 years, 44 days)
Sikkim Democratic Front [28]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
O. Panneerselvam 29 September 2014
(0 years, 118 days)
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam [29]
Telangana
(list)
K. Chandrashekar Rao 2 June 2014
(0 years, 237 days)
Telangana Rashtra Samithi [30]
Tripura
(list)
Manik Sarkar 11 March 1998
(16 years, 320 days)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) [31]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Akhilesh Yadav 15 March 2012
(2 years, 316 days)
Samajwadi Party [32]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Harish Rawat 1 February 2014
(0 years, 358 days)
Indian National Congress [33]
West Bengal
(list)
Mamata Banerjee 20 May 2011
(3 years, 250 days)
All India Trinamool Congress [34]
  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.
  2. ^ a b Although Delhi and Puducherry each have an elected legislature and a council of ministers (headed by the chief minister), they are officially union territories.
  3. ^ When President's rule is in force in a state, its council of ministers stands dissolved. The office of chief minister thus lies vacant.[8]

See also

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.
  2. ^ Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta. "Bucking the trend". Frontline. Volume 29, issue 6, 24 March – 6 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Naidu takes oath as Andhra Pradesh CM". The Hindu. 8 June 2014.
  4. ^ Sushanta Talukdar. "Nabam Tuki sworn in as Chief Minister". The Hindu. 2 November 2011.
  5. ^ Sushanta Talukdar. "Tarun Gogoi sworn in for third time". The Hindu. 19 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Manjhi sworn in as Bihar CM". The Hindu. 20 May 2014.
  7. ^ Aarti Dhar. "Raman Singh takes oath". The Hindu. 8 December 2003.
  8. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. 15 March 2005.
  9. ^ "President’s rule imposed in New Delhi". The Indian Express. 17 February 2014.
  10. ^ Prakash Kamat. "Parsekar sworn in after revolt fizzles out in Goa". The Hindu. 8 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Anandiben Patel takes oath as Gujarat Chief Minister". The Hindu. 22 May 2014.
  12. ^ Sarabjit Pandher. "Khattar sworn in". The Hindu. 26 October 2014.
  13. ^ "Virbhadra Singh sworn in as CM". The Hindu. 26 December 2012.
  14. ^ Shujaat Bukhari. "Omar sworn in J&K Chief Minister". The Hindu. 6 January 2009.
  15. ^ Anumeha Yadav. "Hemant Soren becomes ninth Chief Minister of Jharkhand". The Hindu. 14 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Siddaramaiah sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka". The Hindu. 13 May 2013.
  17. ^ "Chandy sworn in as Kerala Chief Minister". The Hindu. 19 May 2011.
  18. ^ "Shivraj Chauhan sworn in Chief Minister". The Hindu. 30 November 2005.
  19. ^ Priyanka Kakodkar. "Uddhav attends Fadnavis swearing-in". The Hindu. 31 October 2014.
  20. ^ "SPF stakes claim to form ministry in Manipur". The Hindu. 3 March 2002.
  21. ^ "Mukul Sangma sworn in as Chief Minister". The Hindu. 21 April 2010.
  22. ^ "Lal Thanhawla sworn in as Mizoram chief minister". The Times of India. 11 December 2008.
  23. ^ "Zeliang sworn in as Nagaland CM". The Hindu. 24 May 2014.
  24. ^ N. Ramdas. "Naveen Govt. installed". The Hindu. 6 March 2000.
  25. ^ "Rangasamy sworn in Puducherry CM". The Hindu. 17 May 2011.
  26. ^ "Parkash Singh Badal, 17 Ministers sworn in". The Hindu. 3 March 2007.
  27. ^ "Vasundhara swearing-in, a show of strength". The Hindu. 13 December 2013.
  28. ^ "Pawan Chamling to be longest serving Chief Minister". The Hindu. 17 May 2014.
  29. ^ "Emotional Panneerselvam takes oath". The Hindu. 29 September 2014.
  30. ^ K. Srinivas Reddy. "KCR sworn in; heads cabinet of 11 ministers". The Hindu. 2 June 2014.
  31. ^ "Manik Sarkar sworn in as Tripura CM". Rediff.com. 11 March 1998.
  32. ^ "Akhilesh may start off with a small Cabinet". The Hindu. 15 March 2012.
  33. ^ Kavita Upadhyay. "Harish Rawat sworn in Uttarakhand Chief Minister". The Hindu. 1 February 2014.
  34. ^ "Mamata, 37 Ministers sworn in". The Hindu. 21 May 2011.
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