List of current Indian deputy chief ministers

Summary

The Deputy Chief Minister is a member of the state government and usually the second highest ranking executive officer of their state's council of ministers. While not a constitutional office, it seldom carries any specific powers.[1] A deputy chief minister usually also holds a cabinet portfolio such as home minister or finance minister. In the parliamentary system of government, the Chief Minister is treated as the "first among equals" in the cabinet; the position of deputy chief minister is used to bring political stability and strength within a coalition government.

Current ruling parties in India
  BJP (12)
  INC (2)
  Other parties (AAP, AITC, BJD, CPI(M), TRS and YSRCP)

Currently, 13 out of the 28 states and 1 out of the 8 union territories have deputy chief ministers. Out of these 15 states and union territories, Andhra Pradesh has five deputy chief ministers, while Bihar, Goa, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh have two deputy chief ministers each. No other states and union territories have more than one deputy chief minister in office.

Nine incumbents belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party, five incumbents belong to the YSR Congress Party, two incumbents belong to the Indian National Congress, and one incumbent belong to the National People's Party. No other party has more than one deputy chief minister in office.The longest-serving Deputy Chief Minister of India was Sushil Kumar Modi who served as Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar from Bharatiya Janata Party.O. Panneerselvam,Who served deputy chief minister of Tamilnadu from All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Was First Deputy Chief Minister After The Chief Minister Post.

Current Indian deputy chief ministersEdit

Colour key for parties
State
(past deputy chief ministers)
Name Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Party Chief Minister Ref
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
Amzath Basha Shaik Bepari 11April 2022
(40 days)
YSR Congress Party Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy [2]
Budi Mutyala Naidu
K. Narayana Swamy
Kottu Satyanarayana
Rajanna Dora Peedika [3]
Arunachal Pradesh Chowna Mein   16 July 2016
(5 years, 309 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Pema Khandu [4]
Assam No Appointment
Bihar
(list)
Renu Devi   16 November 2020
(1 year, 186 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Nitish Kumar [5]
Tarkishore Prasad   [6]
Chhattisgarh No Appointment
Delhi
(list)
Manish Sisodia   14 February 2015
(7 years, 96 days)
Aam Aadmi Party Arvind Kejriwal [7]
Goa
(list)
No Appointment
Gujarat
(list)
No Appointment
Haryana
(list)
Dushyant Chautala   27 October 2019
(2 years, 206 days)
Jannayak Janta Party Manohar Lal Khattar [8]
Himachal Pradesh No appointment
Jammu and Kashmir
(list)
No appointment
(President's rule)
Jharkhand
(list)
No appointment
Karnataka
(list)
No appointment
Kerala
(list)
No appointment
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Maharashtra
(list)
Ajit Pawar   30 December 2019
(2 years, 142 days)
Nationalist Congress Party Uddhav Thackeray [9]
Manipur
(list)
No appointment
Meghalaya
(list)
Prestone Tynsong   6 March 2018
(4 years, 76 days)
National People's Party Conrad Sangma [10]
Mizoram Tawnluia 15 December 2018
(3 years, 157 days)
Mizo National Front Zoramthanga [11]
Nagaland
(list)
Yanthungo Patton   9 March 2018
(4 years, 73 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Neiphiu Rio [12]
Odisha
(list)
No appointment
Puducherry
Punjab
(list)
Rajasthan
(list)
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
(list)
Telangana
(list)
Tripura
(list)
Jishnu Dev Varma   9 March 2018
(4 years, 73 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Biplab Kumar Deb [13]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Keshav Prasad Maurya   19 March 2017
(5 years, 63 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Yogi Adityanath [14]
Brajesh Pathak   25 March 2022
(57 days)
[15]
Uttarakhand No appointment
West Bengal
(list)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rajendran, S. (13 July 2012). "Of Deputy Chief Ministers and the Constitution". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ Mayabrahma, Roja (2019-06-09). "Andhra Pradesh: Know about the five deputy chief ministers in YS Jagan's cabinet". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 2020-10-05.
  3. ^ "Portfolio allocated to newly appointed ministers in Andhra cabinet". Business World. Retrieved 2020-10-05.
  4. ^ Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet Ministers
  5. ^ "BJP's Tarkishore Prasad is one of the two new deputy Bihar CMS". 17 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Renu Devi, from Highly Backward Noniya Community, is Bihar's First Woman Deputy Chief Minister". 17 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Manish Sisodia deputy CM of delhi".
  8. ^ Khattar takes oath as Haryana CM, Dushyant Chautala as deputy CM
  9. ^ Maharashtra Cabinet Expansion
  10. ^ "Prestone Tysong".
  11. ^ "mizoram.nic.in".
  12. ^ "BJP to get deputy cm in Nagaland". The Times of India.
  13. ^ "Dev Varma appointed deputy CM". The Times of India.
  14. ^ "हिंदी खबर, Latest News in Hindi, हिंदी समाचार, ताजा खबर". 19 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Sindhi Punjabi society congratulates Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak".