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This list details chief ministers of Indian states and union territories who have served for the longest years consecutively or otherwise. This list includes chief ministers who have served for more than 10 years in office.[1][2]

List

Key
  • *  Incumbent Chief Minister
  • Died in office
  •   Indicates the Chief Minister was associated with multiple political party.
# Chief Minister Portrait State Party Term(s) Term length Ref.
1 Pawan Kumar Chamling
(b. 22 September 1950)
Pawan-Kumar-Chamling.jpg Sikkim SDF 12 December 1994 – 26 May 2019 24 years, 165 days [3][4]
2 Jyoti Basu
(8 July 1914 – 17 January 2010)
Jyoti Basu - Calcutta 1996-12-21 089 Cropped.png West Bengal CPI(M) 21 June 1977 – 5 November 2000 23 years, 137 days [3][5][6]
3 Gegong Apang
(b. 8 July 1949)
Gegong Apang.jpg Arunachal Pradesh
  • 18 January 1980 – 18 January 1999
  • 3 August 2003 – 9 April 2007
22 years, 8 months, 5 days [3]
4 Lal Thanhawla
(b. 19 May 1942)
Lal Thanhawla.jpg Mizoram INC
  • 5 May 1984 – 20 August 1986
  • 24 January 1989 – 7 December 1993
  • 8 December 1993 – 3 December 1998
  • 11 December 2008 – 11 December 2013
  • 12 December 2013 - 12 December 2018
21 years, 55 days [3]
5 Virbhadra Singh
(b. 23 June 1934)
Virbhadra Singh HP.jpg Himachal Pradesh INC
  • 8 April 1983 – 8 March 1985
  • 8 March 1985 – 5 March 1990
  • 3 December 1993 – 23 March 1998
  • 6 March 2003 – 30 December 2007
  • 25 December 2012 – 27 December 2017
21 years, 11 days [3]
6 Naveen Patnaik
(b. 16 October 1946)
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik in October 2014.jpg Odisha BJD 5 March 2000 – present 20 years, 364 days [3]
7 Manik Sarkar
(b. 22 January 1949)
Manik Sarkar.jpg Tripura CPI(M) 11 March 1998 – 9 March 2018 19 years, 363 days [3]
8 Parkash Singh Badal
(b. 8 December 1927)
ParkashSinghBadal.JPG Punjab SAD
  • 27 March 1970 – 14 June 1971
  • 20 June 1977 – 17 February 1980
  • 12 February 1997 – 26 February 2002
  • 1 March 2007 – 14 March 2012
  • 15 March 2012 – 16 March 2017
18 years, 350 days
9 M. Karunanidhi
(3 June 1924 – 7 August 2018)
Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi.jpg Tamil Nadu DMK
  • 10 February 1969 – 4 January 1971
  • 15 March 1971 – 31 January 1976
  • 27 January 1989 – 30 January 1991
  • 13 May 1996 – 13 May 2001
  • 13 May 2006 – 15 May 2011
18 years, 293 days
10 Yashwant Singh Parmar
(4 August 1906 – 2 May 1981)
Yashwant Singh Parmar 1988 stamp of India.jpg Himachal Pradesh INC
  • 8 March 1952 – 31 October 1956
  • 1 July 1963 – 28 January 1977
18 years, 30 days
11 Mohan Lal Sukhadia
(31 July 1916 – 2 February 1982)
Mohan Lal Sukhadia 1988 stamp of India.jpg Rajasthan INC
  • 13 November 1954 – 1957
  • 1957–1962
  • 1962 – 13 March 1967
  • 26 April 1967 – 9 July 1971
17 years, 175 days
12 Pratapsingh Rane
(b. 28 January 1939)
Pratapsingh Rane.jpg Goa INC
  • 16 January 1980 - 7 January 1985
  • 8 January 1985 – 30 May 1987
  • 30 May 1987 - 9 January 1990
  • 9 January 1990 – 27 March 1990
  • 16 December 1994 – 29 July 1998
  • 2 February 2005 – 4 March 2005
  • 7 June 2005 – 8 June 2007
15 years, 250 days
13 S. C. Jamir
(b. 17 October 1931)
Dr. SC Jamir with Naveen Patnaik 02 (cropped).jpg Nagaland UDF
  • 18 April 1980 – 5 June 1980
  • 18 November 1982 – 28 November 1986
  • 25 January 1989 – 10 May 1990
  • 22 February 1993 – 6 March 2003
15 years, 200 days
14 Sheila Dikshit
(31 March 1938 – 20 July 2019)
Sheila Dikshit Ji.jpg Delhi INC
  • 3 December 1998 – 1 December 2003
  • 1 December 2003 – 29 October 2008
  • 29 October 2008 – 28 December 2013
15 years, 25 days
15 Okram Ibobi Singh
(b. 19 June 1948)
Okram Ibobi Singh.JPG Manipur INC
  • 7 March 2002 – 1 March 2007
  • 2 March 2007 – 5 March 2012
  • 6 March 2012 – 14 March 2017
15 years, 8 days
16 Tarun Gogoi
(11 October 1934 – 23 November 2020)
Tarun Gogoi - Kolkata 2013-02-10 4891 Cropped.JPG Assam INC
  • 18 May 2001 – 14 May 2006
  • 14 May 2006 – 18 May 2011
  • 18 May 2011 – 24 May 2016
15 years, 7 days
17 Raman Singh
(b. 15 October 1952)
Dr Raman Singh at Press Club Raipur Mood 2.jpg Chhattisgarh BJP
  • 7 December 2003 – 11 December 2008
  • 12 December 2008 – 11 December 2013
  • 12 December 2013 – 17 December 2018
15 years, 4 days
18 Shri Krishna Sinha
(21 October 1887 – 31 January 1961)
Shri Krishna Singh 2016 stamp of India.jpg Bihar INC 2 April 1946 – 31 January 1961[†] 14 years, 304 days
19 Bidhan Chandra Roy
(1 July 1882 – 1 July 1962)
Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy in 1943 (cropped).jpg West Bengal INC
  • 23 January 1948 – 25 January 1950[a]
  • 26 January 1950 – 30 March 1952
  • 31 March 1952 – 5 April 1957
  • 6 April 1957 – 2 April 1962
  • 3 April 1962 – 1 July 1962[†]
14 years, 159 days [6]
20 J. Jayalalithaa
(24 February 1948 – 5 December 2016)
J Jayalalithaa.jpg Tamil Nadu AIADMK
  • 24 June 1991 – 12 May 1996
  • 14 May 2001 – 21 September 2001
  • 2 March 2002 – 12 May 2006
  • 16 May 2011 – 27 September 2014
  • 23 May 2015 – 22 May 2016
  • 23 May 2016 – 5 December 2016[†]
14 years, 126 days
21 Williamson A. Sangma
(18 October 1919 – 25 October 1990)
No image available.svg Meghalaya APHLC
INC
  • 2 April 1970 – 3 March 1978
  • 7 May 1981 – 24 February 1983
  • 2 April 1983 – 5 February 1988
14 Years, 87 days
22 Nitish Kumar*
(b. 1 March 1951)
Nitish Kumar (cropped).JPG Bihar JD(U)
  • 3 March 2000 – 10 March 2000
  • 24 November 2005 – 19 May 2014
  • 22 February 2015 – present
13 years,303 days [7]
23 Nar Bahadur Bhandari
(5 October 1940 – 16 July 2017)
No image available.svg Sikkim SJP
SSP
  • 18 October 1979 – 11 May 1984
  • 8 March 1985 – 25 November 1989
  • 26 November 1989 – 17 May 1994
13 Years, 272 days
24 N. Chandrababu Naidu
(b. 20 April 1950)
Chandrababu Naidu 2017.jpg Andhra Pradesh TDP
  • 1 September 1995 – 1999
  • 1999 - 13 May 2004
  • 8 June 2014 – 29 May 2019
13 years, 230 days
25 Janaki Ballabh Patnaik
(3 January 1927 – 21 April 2015)
Janaki Ballabh Patnaik.JPG Odisha INC
  • 9 June 1980 – 7 December 1989
  • 15 March 1995 – 17 February 1999
13 years, 155 days
26 Neiphiu Rio*
(b. 11 November 1950)
The Chief Minister of Nagaland, Shri Neiphiu Rio addressing at the inauguration of the World Bamboo Day function, at Kisama Heritage Village, in Kohima, Nagaland on September 18, 2010.jpg Nagaland NPF
NDPP
  • 6 March 2003 – 3 January 2008
  • 12 March 2008 – 24 May 2014
  • 8 March 2018 – present
13 years, 117 days
27 Shivraj Singh Chouhan*
(b. 5 March 1959)
Shivraj Singh Chauhan (cropped 2).jpg Madhya Pradesh BJP
  • 29 November 2005 – 12 December 2008
  • 12 December 2008 – 13 December 2013
  • 14 December 2013 – 17 December 2018
  • 23 March 2020 – present
13 years,100 days [8]
28 Bimala Prasad Chaliha
(26 March 1912 – 25 February 1971)
No image available.svg Assam INC
  • 28 December 1957 – 1962
  • 1962–1967
  • 1967 – 6 November 1970
12 years, 313 days
29 Bansi Lal
(26 August 1927 – 28 March 2006)
No image available.svg Haryana
  • 22 May 1968 – 30 May 1975
  • 5 July 1985 – 19 June 1987
  • 11 May 1996 – 23 July 1999
12 years, 250 days
30 Narendra Modi
(b. 17 September 1950)
PM Modi 2015.jpg Gujarat BJP
  • 7 October 2001 – 22 December 2002
  • 22 December 2002 – 22 December 2007
  • 23 December 2007 – 20 December 2012
  • 20 December 2012 – 22 May 2014
12 years, 226 days [9]
31 N. Rangaswamy
(b. 4 August 1950)
N. Rangaswamy, Pondicherry.jpg Puducherry
  • 27 October 2001 – 4 September 2008
  • 16 May 2011 – 6 June 2016
11 years,333 days
32 Ashok Gehlot*
(b. 3 May 1951)
Ashok Gehlot 2012.jpg Rajasthan INC
  • 1 December 1998 – 8 December 2003
  • 13 December 2008 – 12 December 2013
  • 17 December 2018 – present
11 years, 187 days
33 Zoramthanga*
(b. 13 July 1944)
Zoramthanga in 2008.jpg Mizoram MNF
  • 3 December 1998 – 4 December 2003
  • 4 December 2003 – 11 December 2008
  • 15 December 2018 – present
11 years, 181 days
34 Vasantrao Naik
(1 July 1913 – 18 August 1979)
No image available.svg Maharashtra INC
  • 5 December 1963 – 1 March 1967
  • 1 March 1967 – 13 March 1972
  • 13 March 1972 – 20 February 1975
11 Years, 77 Days
35 Farooq Abdullah
(b.21 October 1937)
Farooq Abdullah.jpg Jammu and Kashmir NC
  • 8 September 1982 – 2 July 1984
  • 7 November 1986 – 19 January 1990
  • 9 October 1996 – 18 October 2002
11 Years, 16 Days
36 Govind Ballabh Pant*
(10 September 1887 – 7 March 1961)
Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant.jpg Uttar Pradesh INC
  • 17 July 1937 – 2 November 1939
  • 1 April 1946 – 27 December 1954
11 years,11 days
37 E. K. Nayanar
(9 December 1919 – 19 May 2004)
Ek nayanar.jpeg Kerala CPI(M)
  • 25 January 1980 – 20 October 1981
  • 26 March 1987 – 17 June 1991
  • 20 May 1996 – 13 May 2001
11 years 10 days
38 Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee
(b. 1 March 1944)
The Chief Minister of West Bengal Shri Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, addressing at the 52nd National Development Council Meeting at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on December 9, 2006.jpg West Bengal CPI(M)
  • 6 November 2000 – 14 May 2001
  • 15 May 2001 – 17 May 2006
  • 18 May 2006 – 13 May 2011
10 years, 188 days [10]
39 Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
(23 October 1925 – 15 May 2010)
BS Shekhawat.jpg Rajasthan BJP
  • 22 June 1977 – 16 February 1980
  • 4 March 1990 – 15 December 1992
  • 4 December 1993 – 29 November 1998
10 Years, 158 Days
40 Vasundhara Raje
(b. 8 March 1953)
Vasundhra Raje.jpg Rajasthan BJP
  • 8 December 2003 – 11 December 2008
  • 12 December 2013 – 16 December 2018
10 Years, 10 Days

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ Until 26 January 1950, the post was known as "Prime Minister of West Bengal".

References

  1. ^ "List of longest serving Chief Ministers in India". Jagron Josh. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  2. ^ "India's longest-serving CMs". Times of India. 30 April 2018.
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  4. ^ Chewn K Dahal (30 April 2018). "Sikkim's Pawan Chamling pips Jyoti Basu as India's longest-serving chief minister". Times of India.
  5. ^ "West Bengal celebrates birth anniversary of former chief minister Jyoti Basu". The New Indian Express. 8 July 2018.
  6. ^ a b "List of Chief Ministers of West Bengal" (PDF). Panchayat & Rural Development Department, Hooghly. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
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  8. ^ "Shivraj Chouhan takes oath 4th time as Madhya Pradesh CM; Kamal Nath attends ceremony". Republic World. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
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