List of current Indian chief ministers

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Indian states according to party of their chief minister
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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 June 2018, the office of Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir has been vacant; Governor's rule is in force there. Of the thirty incumbents, two are womenMamata Banerjee in West Bengal and Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan. Serving since December 1994 (for 23 years, 335 days), Sikkim's Pawan Kumar Chamling has the longest incumbency. Amarinder Singh (b. 1942) of Punjab is the oldest chief minister while Arunachal Pradesh's Pema Khandu (b. 1979) is the youngest.[2] Fifteen incumbents belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party and three to the Indian National Congress; no other party has more than one chief minister in office

Current Indian chief ministers[edit]

Colour key for parties
State
(past chief ministers)
Name[3] Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Party[a] Ref
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
N. Chandrababu Naidu Chandrababu Naidu in 2014.jpg 8 June 2014
(4 years, 157 days)
Telugu Desam Party [4]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
Pema Khandu Pema Khandu in July 2016.jpg 17 July 2016
(2 years, 118 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [5][6]
Assam
(list)
Sarbananda Sonowal SarbanandaSonowal.jpg 24 May 2016
(2 years, 172 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [7]
Bihar
(list)
Nitish Kumar Nitish Kumar2 (cropped).jpg 22 February 2015
(3 years, 263 days)
Janata Dal (United) [8]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Raman Singh CM Raman Singh.jpg 7 December 2003
(14 years, 340 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [9]
Delhi[b]
(list)
Arvind Kejriwal Arvind kejriwal.jpg 14 February 2015
(3 years, 271 days)
Aam Aadmi Party [10]
Goa
(list)
Manohar Parrikar RM Manohar Parrikar (cropped).jpg 14 March 2017
(1 year, 243 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [11]
Gujarat
(list)
Vijay Rupani Vijay Rupani.jpg 7 August 2016
(2 years, 97 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [12]
Haryana
(list)
Manohar Lal Khattar Manohar Lal Khattar 2015.jpg 26 October 2014
(4 years, 17 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [13]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Jai Ram Thakur Jai Ram Thakur in a Wedding (cropped).jpg 27 December 2017
(320 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [14]
Jammu and Kashmir
(list)
Vacant[c]
(Governor's rule)
Emblem of India.svg 20 June 2018
(145 days)
N/A [16]
Jharkhand
(list)
Raghubar Das Raghuvar Das.jpg 28 December 2014
(3 years, 319 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [17]
Karnataka
(list)
H. D. Kumaraswamy H. D. Kumaraswamy.jpg 23 May 2018
(173 days)
Janata Dal (Secular) [18]
Kerala
(list)
Pinarayi Vijayan Pinarayi Vijayan (cropped).jpg 25 May 2016
(2 years, 171 days)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) [19]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Shivraj Singh Chouhan Shivraj Singh Chauhan (cropped).jpg 29 November 2005
(12 years, 348 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [20]
Maharashtra
(list)
Devendra Fadnavis Devendra Fadnavis (2017).png 31 October 2014
(4 years, 12 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [21]
Manipur
(list)
N. Biren Singh N. Biren Singh.jpg 15 March 2017
(1 year, 242 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [22]
Meghalaya
(list)
Conrad Sangma Conrad-Sangma .png 6 March 2018
(251 days)
National People's Party [23]
Mizoram
(list)
Lal Thanhawla Lal Thanhawla.jpg 7 December 2008
(9 years, 340 days)
Indian National Congress [24]
Nagaland
(list)
Neiphiu Rio NeiphiuRio.jpg 8 March 2018
(249 days)
Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party [25]
Odisha
(list)
Naveen Patnaik Naveen Patnaik.jpg 5 March 2000
(18 years, 252 days)
Biju Janata Dal [26]
Puducherry[b]
(list)
V. Narayanasamy V.Narayanasamy.jpg 6 June 2016
(2 years, 159 days)
Indian National Congress [27]
Punjab
(list)
Amarinder Singh Amarinder Singh.jpg 16 March 2017
(1 year, 241 days)
Indian National Congress [28]
Rajasthan
(list)
Vasundhara Raje Vasundhra Raje.jpg 13 December 2013
(4 years, 334 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [29]
Sikkim
(list)
Pawan Kumar Chamling Pawan Kumar Chamling in 2017.jpg 12 December 1994
(23 years, 335 days)
Sikkim Democratic Front [30]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
Edappadi K. Palaniswami Edappadi K. Palaniswami.jpg 16 February 2017
(1 year, 269 days)
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam [31]
Telangana
(list)
K. Chandrashekhar Rao KCR.png 2 June 2014
(4 years, 163 days)
Telangana Rashtra Samithi [32]
Tripura
(list)
Biplab Kumar Deb Biplab Kumar Deb in 2018.jpg 9 March 2018
(248 Days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [33]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Yogi Adityanath Ajay Bisht.jpg 19 March 2017
(1 year, 238 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [34]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Trivendra Singh Rawat TrivendraSinghRawat.jpg 18 March 2017
(1 year, 239 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [35]
West Bengal
(list)
Mamata Banerjee Mamata 2015 (cropped).jpg 20 May 2011
(7 years, 176 days)
All India Trinamool Congress [36]
  1. ^ This column names only the chief minister's party. The ministry he heads may be a complex coalition of several parties and independents; those 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. ^ Similar to President's rule, Governor's rule is imposed as per Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Meet Pema Khandu: India’s youngest Chief Minister". The Hindu. 17 July 2016.
  3. ^ Chief Ministers. India.gov.in. Retrieved on 3 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Naidu takes oath as Andhra Pradesh CM". The Hindu. 8 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Pema Khandu sworn in as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh". The Hindu. 17 July 2016.
  6. ^ "BJP forms govt in Arunachal Pradesh". The Hindu. 31 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Sarbananda Sonowal sworn in as first BJP CM of Assam". The Hindu. 24 May 2016.
  8. ^ Kumar, Arun (27 July 2017). "Grand Alliance to NDA: Nitish Kumar changes partner, continues as Bihar CM". Hindustan Times. Patna. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  9. ^ Aarti Dhar. "Raman Singh takes oath". The Hindu. 8 December 2003.
  10. ^ Smriti Kak Ramachandran, Shubhomoy Sikdar. "Kejriwal promises to make Delhi graft-free in 5 years". The Hindu. 14 February 2015.
  11. ^ Nistula Hebbar, Prakash Kamat. "Parrikar takes oath in Goa as SC declines Cong. plea". The Hindu. 14 March 2017.
  12. ^ Mahesh Langa. "Vijay Rupani sworn in; Gujarat Cabinet bears Shah’s stamp". The Hindu. 7 August 2016.
  13. ^ Sarabjit Pandher. "Khattar sworn in". The Hindu. 26 October 2014.
  14. ^ "Jai Ram Thakur sworn in as Himachal Chief Minister". The Indian Express. 27 December 2017.
  15. ^ Bharti Jain. "Governor's rule imposed in Jammu & Kashmir". The Times of India. 9 January 2015.
  16. ^ "Governor’s rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir". The Hindu. 20 June 2018.
  17. ^ Amarnath Tewary. "Raghuvar Das assumes office as CM". The Hindu. 28 December 2014.
  18. ^ "Kumaraswamy sworn in; floor test tomorrow". The Hindu. 23 May 2018.
  19. ^ C. Gouridasan Nair. "Pinarayi takes charge as Kerala Chief Minister". The Hindu. 25 May 2016.
  20. ^ "Shivraj Chauhan sworn in Chief Minister". The Hindu. 30 November 2005.
  21. ^ Priyanka Kakodkar. "Uddhav attends Fadnavis swearing-in". The Hindu. 31 October 2014.
  22. ^ Isha Gupta. "BJP leader Biren Singh sworn in as Manipur Chief Minister". India Today. 15 March 2017.
  23. ^ Shiv Sahay Singh. "Conrad Sangma sworn-in as Meghalaya CM". The Hindu. 6 March 2018.
  24. ^ "Lal Thanhawla sworn in as Mizoram chief minister". The Times of India. 11 December 2008.
  25. ^ Rahul Karmakar. "Neiphiu Rio takes charge as Nagaland Chief Minister again". The Hindu. 8 March 2018.
  26. ^ N. Ramdas. "Naveen Govt. installed". The Hindu. 6 March 2000.
  27. ^ "Puducherry: V Narayanasamy sworn in as Chief Minister". The Indian Express. 6 June 2016.
  28. ^ "Amarinder Singh sworn in as Punjab CM". The Hindu. 17 March 2017.
  29. ^ "Vasundhara swearing-in, a show of strength". The Hindu. 13 December 2013.
  30. ^ "Pawan Chamling to be longest serving Chief Minister". The Hindu. 17 May 2014.
  31. ^ T. Ramakrishnan. "Edappadi Palaniswami sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister". The Hindu. 17 February 2017.
  32. ^ K. Srinivas Reddy. "KCR sworn in; heads cabinet of 11 ministers". The Hindu. 2 June 2014.
  33. ^ Rahul Karmakar. "Biplab Kumar Deb sworn in as Tripura CM". The Hindu. 9 March 2018.
  34. ^ "Yogi Adityanath takes oath as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister". The Hindu. 19 March 2017.
  35. ^ Kavita Upadhyay. "Trivendra Singh Rawat takes oath as Uttarakhand Chief Minister". The Hindu. 18 March 2017.
  36. ^ "Mamata, 37 Ministers sworn in". The Hindu. 21 May 2011.