|Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh|
|Status||Head of Government|
|Member of||Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly|
|Reports to||Governor of Chhattisgarh|
|Residence||B-3, C.M. House, Civil Lines, Raipur|
|Appointer||Governor of Chhattisgarh|
|Term length||At the confidence of the assembly|
Chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.
|Inaugural holder||Ajit Jogi|
|Formation||1 December 2000|
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.
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. 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|
|From||To||Days in office|
|1||Ajit Jogi||Marwahi||1 November 2000
||7 December 2003||3 years, 34 days||Indian National Congress||First/Interim Assembly[d]|
|2||Raman Singh||Rajnandgaon||7 December 2003
||11 December 2008||15 years, 10 days||Bharatiya Janata Party||Second Assembly|
|12 December 2008
||11 December 2013||Third Assembly|
|12 December 2013
||17 December 2018||Fourth Assembly|
|3||Bhupesh Baghel||Patan||17 December 2018||Incumbent||2 years, 141 days||Indian National Congress||Fifth Assembly|
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||7 December 2003 — 17 December 2018||15 October 1952|
- A parenthetical number indicates that the incumbent has previously held office.
- Sources: Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly and Jagran Josh article for the correct dates for Ajit Jogi's term
- 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.
- 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.
- "Cabinet". Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly. Archived from the original on 9 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
- 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.
- Venkatesan, V. (1 September 2000). "Chhattisgarh: quite arrival". Frontline. 17 (17). Raipur. Archived from the original on 3 August 2019.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Chhattisgarh: List of Chief Ministers". Jagran Josh. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
- "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.
- "The Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2000" (PDF). 2000. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
- "Former Chhattisgarh chief minister, Ajit Jogi passes away" – via timesofindia.indiatimes.com.