List of current Indian chief ministers

Current ruling parties in India
  BJP (12)
  INC (4)
  Other parties (AAP, AITC, BJD, CPI(M), TRS and YSRCP) (6)

In the Republic of India, a chief minister is the head of government of each of the twenty-nine 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]

At present, the office of Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir is vacant. Of the thirty incumbents, one is a womanMamata Banerjee in West Bengal. Serving since March 2000 (for 20 years, 131 days), Odisha's Naveen Patnaik 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] Twelve incumbents belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party and four to the Indian National Congress; no other party has more than one chief minister in office.

Current Indian chief ministers[]

Colour key for parties
State
(past chief ministers)
Name[3] Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Party[a] Ref
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.jpg 30 May 2019
(1 year, 45 days)
YSR Congress Party [4]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
Pema Khandu Pema Khandu in July 2016.jpg 17 July 2016
(3 years, 363 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [5][6]
Assam
(list)
Sarbananda Sonowal SarbanandaSonowal.jpg 24 May 2016
(4 years, 51 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [7]
Bihar
(list)
Nitish Kumar The Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar meeting with the Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia to finalize Annual Plan 2007-08 of the State, in New Delhi on February 14, 2007 (Nitish Kumar) (cropped).jpg 22 February 2015
(5 years, 143 days)
Janata Dal (United) [8]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Bhupesh Baghel Bhupesh Baghel.jpg 17 December 2018
(1 year, 210 days)
Indian National Congress [9]
Delhi[b]
(list)
Arvind Kejriwal Arvind Kejriwal September 02, 2017 crop.jpg 14 February 2015
(5 years, 151 days)
Aam Aadmi Party [10]
Goa
(list)
Pramod Sawant The Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Pramod Sawant.jpg 19 March 2019
(1 year, 117 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [11]
Gujarat
(list)
Vijay Rupani Vijay Rupani.jpg 7 August 2016
(3 years, 342 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [12]
Haryana
(list)
Manohar Lal Khattar Manohar Lal Khattar 2015.jpg 26 October 2014
(5 years, 262 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [13]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Jai Ram Thakur Jai Ram Thakur.jpg 27 December 2017
(2 years, 200 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [14]
Jammu and Kashmir[b]
(list)
Vacant
(President's rule)
Emblem of India.svg 31 October 2019
(257 days)
N/A [15]
Jharkhand
(list)
Hemant Soren Hemant Soren 9039.JPG 29 December 2019
(198 days)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha [16]
Karnataka
(list)
B. S. Yediyurappa The Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri B.S. Yediyurappa.jpg 26 July 2019
(354 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [17]
Kerala
(list)
Pinarayi Vijayan Pinarayi Vijayan (cropped).jpg 25 May 2016
(4 years, 50 days)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) [18]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Shivraj Singh Chouhan 23 March 2020
(113 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [19]
Maharashtra
(list)
Uddhav Thackeray The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Uddhav Thackeray calling on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on February 21, 2020 (Uddhav Thackeray) (cropped).jpg 28 November 2019
(229 days)
Shiv Sena [20]
Manipur
(list)
N. Biren Singh N. Biren Singh.jpg 15 March 2017
(3 years, 121 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [21]
Meghalaya
(list)
Conrad Sangma The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Shri Conrad Sangma.JPG 6 March 2018
(2 years, 130 days)
National People's Party [22]
Mizoram
(list)
Zoramthanga Zoramthanga in 2008.jpg 15 December 2018
(1 year, 212 days)
Mizo National Front [23]
Nagaland
(list)
Neiphiu Rio NeiphiuRio.jpg 8 March 2018
(2 years, 128 days)
Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party [24]
Odisha
(list)
Naveen Patnaik Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik in October 2014.jpg 5 March 2000
(20 years, 131 days)
Biju Janata Dal [25]
Puducherry[b]
(list)
V. Narayanasamy VNarayanasamy.jpg 6 June 2016
(4 years, 38 days)
Indian National Congress [26]
Punjab
(list)
Amarinder Singh Amarinder Singh.jpg 16 March 2017
(3 years, 120 days)
Indian National Congress [27]
Rajasthan
(list)
Ashok Gehlot Ashok Gehlot 2012.jpg 17 December 2018
(1 year, 210 days)
Indian National Congress [28]
Sikkim
(list)
Prem Singh Tamang Prem Singh Tamang.jpg 27 May 2019
(1 year, 48 days)
Sikkim Krantikari Morcha [29]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
Edappadi K. Palaniswami Edappadi K. Palaniswami.png 16 February 2017
(3 years, 149 days)
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam [30]
Telangana
(list)
K. Chandrashekhar Rao KCR.png 2 June 2014
(6 years, 42 days)
Telangana Rashtra Samithi [31]
Tripura
(list)
Biplab Kumar Deb Biplab Kumar Deb in 2018.jpg 9 March 2018
(2 years, 127 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [32]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Yogi Adityanath Yogi Adityanath.jpg 19 March 2017
(3 years, 117 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [33]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Trivendra Singh Rawat The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat.jpg 18 March 2017
(3 years, 118 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [34]
West Bengal
(list)
Mamata Banerjee Mamata Banerjee - Kolkata 2011-12-08 7542 Cropped.JPG 20 May 2011
(9 years, 55 days)
All India Trinamool Congress [35]

Notes[]

  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 c 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.

See also[]

References[]

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