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Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
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Bhupesh Baghel.jpg
Incumbent
Bhupesh Baghel

since 17 December 2017
StatusHead of Government
AbbreviationCM
Member ofChhattisgarh Legislative Assembly
Reports toGovernor of Chhattisgarh
ResidenceB-3, C.M. House, Civil Lines, Raipur[1]
AppointerGovernor of Chhattisgarh
Term lengthAt the confidence of the assembly
Chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[2]
Inaugural holderAjit Jogi
Formation1 December 2000
(20 years ago)
 (2000-12-01)

The Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh is the chief executive of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. In accordance with the Constitution of India, the governor is a state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the legislative assembly, the state's 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 the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[2]

Three people have served as the state's chief minister since Chhattisgarh's formation on 1 November 2000 as a result of the Madhya Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000.[3] The first was Ajit Jogi of the Indian National Congress. He was succeeded in 2003 by Raman Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party who served three consecutive five-year terms. His successor, and current incumbent, is the Indian National Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel who was elected in 2018.

Chief ministers of Chhattisgarh

  Bharatiya Janata Party       Indian National Congress
No.[a] Name[4] Portrait Constituency [5] Term
(tenure length)[b]
Party[c][5][7] Assembly[5][7]
(election)
From To Days in office
1 Ajit Jogi A photograph of Ajit Jogi Marwahi 1 November 2000
7 December 2003 3 years, 34 days Indian National Congress First/Interim Assembly[d]
(1998 election)
2 Raman Singh A photograph of Raman Singh Rajnandgaon 7 December 2003
11 December 2008 15 years, 10 days Bharatiya Janata Party Second Assembly
(2003 election)
12 December 2008
11 December 2013 Third Assembly
(2008 election)
12 December 2013
17 December 2018 Fourth Assembly
(2013 election)
3 Bhupesh Baghel A photograph of Bhupesh Baghel Patan 17 December 2018 Incumbent 2 years, 141 days Indian National Congress Fifth Assembly
(2018 election)

Living former chief ministers

As of May 2021, there is only one living former chief minister of Chhattisgarh:


Name Portrait Term of office Date of birth
Raman Singh The former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh.jpg 7 December 2003 — 17 December 2018 (1952-10-15) 15 October 1952 (age 68)

The most recent death of a former Chief Minister was that of Ajit Jogi on 29 May 2020 aged 74.[9]

Notes

  1. ^ A parenthetical number indicates that the incumbent has previously held office.
  2. ^ Sources: Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly[4] and Jagran Josh article for the correct dates for Ajit Jogi's term[6]
  3. ^ This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government he headed may have been a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.
  4. ^ The first Legislative Assembly of Chhattisgarh was constituted by the MLAs elected in the 1998 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, whose constituencies were in the newly formed Chhattisgarh.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Cabinet". Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly. Archived from the original on 9 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b 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. Note: although the text talks about Indian state governments in general, it applies for the specific case of Chhattisgarh as well.
  3. ^ Venkatesan, V. (1 September 2000). "Chhattisgarh: quite arrival". Frontline. 17 (17). Raipur. Archived from the original on 3 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b "माननीय मुख्यमंत्रियों की सूची" [List of Honourable Chief Ministers]. Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly (in Hindi). Archived from the original on 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "छत्तीसगढ़ विधानसभा के माननीय पूर्व सदस्यों की सूची" [List of Honourable Ex-members of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly]. Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly (in Hindi). Archived from the original on 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Chhattisgarh: List of Chief Ministers". Jagran Josh. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  7. ^ a b "पंचम विधानसभा के माननीय सदस्य" [Honourable Members of the Fifth Legislative Assembly]. Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly (in Hindi). Archived from the original on 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  8. ^ "The Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2000" (PDF). 2000. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Former Chhattisgarh chief minister, Ajit Jogi passes away" – via timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
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