List of current Indian chief ministers

Summary

In the Republic of India, a chief minister is the head of government of each of the twenty-eight states and three of the eight union territories. 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 state government. The governor appoints the chief minister, whose council of ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly. Given they have 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 they can serve.[1]

Current ruling parties in India
  BJP (12)
  BJP Alliance (5)
  INC (2)
  INC Alliance (3)
  Unaligned Parties (8)

As of May 2022, the office of the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir is vacant. Of the thirty incumbents, one is a womanMamata Banerjee in West Bengal. Serving since 5 March 2000 (for 22 years, 82 days), Odisha's Naveen Patnaik has the longest incumbency. Mizoram's Zoramthanga (b. 13 July 1944) is the oldest Chief Minister, while Arunachal Pradesh's Pema Khandu (b. 21 August 1979) is the youngest Chief Minister.[2] Nitish Kumar of Bihar has served for the most terms (7).[3] Twelve incumbents belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party, two to the Indian National Congress and two to the Aam Aadmi Party. No other party has more than one chief minister in office.

Current Indian chief ministersEdit

Colour key for parties
State
(past chief ministers)
Name[4] Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Party[a] Alliance Ministry Ref
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy
 
30 May 2019
(2 years, 361 days)
YSR Congress Party None Reddy [5]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
Pema Khandu
 
17 July 2016
(5 years, 313 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party NDA Khandu IV [6][7]
Assam
(list)
Himanta Biswa Sarma
 
10 May 2021
(1 year, 16 days)
Sarma [8][9]
Bihar
(list)
Nitish Kumar
 
22 February 2015
(7 years, 93 days)
Janata Dal (United) Nitish Kumar VII [10]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Bhupesh Baghel
 
17 December 2018
(3 years, 160 days)
Indian National Congress UPA Baghel [11]
Delhi[b]
(list)
Arvind Kejriwal
 
14 February 2015
(7 years, 101 days)
Aam Aadmi Party None Kejriwal III [12]
Goa
(list)
Pramod Sawant
 
19 March 2019
(3 years, 68 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party NDA Sawant II [13]
Gujarat
(list)
Bhupendrabhai Patel
 
13 September 2021
(255 days)
Patel 13
Haryana
(list)
Manohar Lal Khattar
 
26 October 2014
(7 years, 212 days)
Khattar II [14]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Jai Ram Thakur
 
27 December 2017
(4 years, 150 days)
Thakur [15]
Jammu and Kashmir
(list)
Vacant
 
20 December 2018 - - [16]
Jharkhand
(list)
Hemant Soren
 
29 December 2019
(2 years, 148 days)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha UPA Soren II [17]
Karnataka
(list)
Basavaraj Bommai
 
28 July 2021
(302 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party NDA Bommai [18]
Kerala
(list)
Pinarayi Vijayan 25 May 2016
(6 years, 1 day)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) None Vijayan II [19]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Shivraj Singh Chouhan
 
23 March 2020
(2 years, 64 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party NDA Chouhan IV [20]
Maharashtra
(list)
Uddhav Thackeray
 
28 November 2019
(2 years, 179 days)
Shiv Sena UPA Thackeray [21]
Manipur
(list)
Nongthombam Biren Singh
 
15 March 2017
(5 years, 72 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party NDA Biren Singh II [22]
Meghalaya
(list)
Conrad Sangma
 
6 March 2018
(4 years, 81 days)
National People's Party Sangma [23]
Mizoram
(list)
Zoramthanga
 
15 December 2018
(3 years, 162 days)
Mizo National Front Zoramthanga III [24]
Nagaland
(list)
Neiphiu Rio
 
8 March 2018
(4 years, 79 days)
Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party Rio IV [25]
Odisha
(list)
Naveen Patnaik
 
5 March 2000
(22 years, 82 days)
Biju Janata Dal None Patnaik V [26]
Puducherry[b]
(list)
Nadesan Rangaswamy
 
7 May 2021
(1 year, 19 days)
All India N.R. Congress NDA Rangaswamy IV [27]
Punjab
(list)
Bhagwant Mann
 
16 March 2022
(71 days)
Aam Aadmi Party None Mann
Rajasthan
(list)
Ashok Gehlot
 
17 December 2018
(3 years, 160 days)
Indian National Congress UPA Gehlot III [28]
Sikkim
(list)
Prem Singh Tamang
 
27 May 2019
(2 years, 364 days)
Sikkim Krantikari Morcha NDA Tamang [29]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
M. K. Stalin
 
7 May 2021
(1 year, 19 days)
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam UPA Stalin [30]
Telangana
(list)
Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao
 
2 June 2014
(7 years, 358 days)
Telangana Rashtra Samithi None Rao II [31]
Tripura
(list)
Manik Saha 15 May 2022
(11 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party NDA Saha [32]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Yogi Adityanath
 
19 March 2017
(5 years, 68 days)
Yogi Adityanath II [33]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Pushkar Singh Dhami
 
4 July 2021
(326 days)
Dhami II [34]
West Bengal
(list)
Mamata Banerjee
 
20 May 2011
(11 years, 6 days)
All India Trinamool Congress None Banerjee III [35]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ This column names only the chief minister's party. The ministry(s) he heads may be a complex coalition of several parties and independents; those are not listed here.
  2. ^ a b Although Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Puducherry each have an elected legislature and a council of ministers (headed by the chief minister), they are officially union territories.

ReferencesEdit

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