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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]

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 5 March 2000 (for 21 years, 73 days), Odisha's Naveen Patnaik has the longest incumbency. Amarinder Singh (b. 11 March 1942) of Punjab is the oldest chief minister while Arunachal Pradesh's Pema Khandu (b. 21 August 1979) is the youngest.[2] Nitish Kumar has served for the most terms (7).[3] Twelve incumbents belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party and three 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[4] Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Party[a] Ministry Ref
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy YSJaganmohan Reddy.jpg 30 May 2019
(1 year, 352 days)
YSR Congress Party Reddy [5]
Arunachal Pradesh
(list)
Pema Khandu Pema Khandu in July 2016.jpg 17 July 2016
(4 years, 304 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Khandu II [6][7]
Assam
(list)
Himanta Biswa Sarma HBS 2.jpg 10 May 2021
(7 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Sarma [8][9]
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
(6 years, 84 days)
Janata Dal (United) Nitish Kumar VII [10]
Chhattisgarh
(list)
Bhupesh Baghel Bhupesh Baghel.jpg 17 December 2018
(2 years, 151 days)
Indian National Congress Baghel [11]
Delhi[b]
(list)
Arvind Kejriwal Arvind Kejriwal September 02, 2017 crop.jpg 14 February 2015
(6 years, 92 days)
Aam Aadmi Party Kejriwal III [12]
Goa
(list)
Pramod Sawant The Chief Minister of Goa, Shri Pramod Sawant.jpg 19 March 2019
(2 years, 59 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Sawant [13]
Gujarat
(list)
Vijay Rupani Vijay Rupani.jpg 7 August 2016
(4 years, 283 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Rupani II [14]
Haryana
(list)
Manohar Lal Khattar Manohar Lal Khattar 2015.jpg 26 October 2014
(6 years, 203 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Khattar II [15]
Himachal Pradesh
(list)
Jai Ram Thakur Jai Ram Thakur.jpg 27 December 2017
(3 years, 141 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Thakur [16]
Jharkhand
(list)
Hemant Soren Chief Minister of Jharkhand Shri Hemant Soren.jpg 29 December 2019
(1 year, 139 days)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Soren II [17]
Karnataka
(list)
B. S. Yediyurappa The Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri B.S. Yediyurappa.jpg 26 July 2019
(1 year, 295 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Yediyurappa IV [18]
Kerala
(list)
Pinarayi Vijayan CM Pinarayi Vijayan.jpg 25 May 2016
(4 years, 357 days)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) Vijayan II [19]
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Shivraj Singh Chouhan 23 March 2020
(1 year, 55 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Chouhan IV [20]
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
(1 year, 170 days)
Shiv Sena Thackeray [21]
Manipur
(list)
N. Biren Singh N. Biren Singh.jpg 15 March 2017
(4 years, 63 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Biren [22]
Meghalaya
(list)
Conrad Sangma The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Shri Conrad Sangma.JPG 6 March 2018
(3 years, 72 days)
National People's Party Sangma [23]
Mizoram
(list)
Zoramthanga Zoramthanga in 2008.jpg 15 December 2018
(2 years, 153 days)
Mizo National Front Zoramthanga III [24]
Nagaland
(list)
Neiphiu Rio NeiphiuRio.jpg 8 March 2018
(3 years, 70 days)
Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party Rio IV [25]
Odisha
(list)
Naveen Patnaik Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik in October 2014.jpg 5 March 2000
(21 years, 73 days)
Biju Janata Dal Patnaik V [26]
Puducherry[b]
(list)
N. Rangaswamy N Rangaswamy.jpg 7 May 2021
(10 days)
All India N.R. Congress Rangaswamy IV [27]
Punjab
(list)
Amarinder Singh Amarinder Singh.jpg 16 March 2017
(4 years, 62 days)
Indian National Congress Amarinder II [28]
Rajasthan
(list)
Ashok Gehlot Ashok Gehlot 2012.jpg 17 December 2018
(2 years, 151 days)
Indian National Congress Gehlot III [29]
Sikkim
(list)
Prem Singh Tamang Prem Singh Tamang.jpg 27 May 2019
(1 year, 355 days)
Sikkim Krantikari Morcha Tamang [30]
Tamil Nadu
(list)
M. K. Stalin Stalinmk.png 7 May 2021
(10 days)
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Stalin [31]
Telangana
(list)
K. Chandrashekhar Rao KCR.png 2 June 2014
(6 years, 349 days)
Telangana Rashtra Samithi Rao II [32]
Tripura
(list)
Biplab Kumar Deb Biplab Kumar Deb in 2018.jpg 9 March 2018
(3 years, 69 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Deb [33]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Yogi Adityanath Yogi Adityanath.jpg 19 March 2017
(4 years, 59 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Yogi Adityanath [34]
Uttarakhand
(list)
Tirath Singh Rawat Shri Tirath Singh Rawat official portrait, 2019.jpg 10 March 2021
(68 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Rawat [35]
West Bengal
(list)
Mamata Banerjee Mamata Banerjee.jpg 20 May 2011
(9 years, 362 days)
All India Trinamool Congress Banerjee III [36]

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 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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