Chief Ministers of India: Here’s a complete list of current CMs of the country

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 29, 2018UPDATED: March 17, 2019 20:28 IST List of current Chief Ministers of India; Image Credits: GettyAfter the recent Assembly Elections 2018, the Indian National Congress (INC) on Saturday has announced that it has captured the power in three vital states of India—Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh.With the rounds of discussions and top-level meetings, the Congress has appointed new Chief Ministers in these states after their major victory.Who is a Chief Minister in India?According to the Indian Constitution, a Chief Minister is the elected head of the council of ministers in a stateIn simpler words, the one who controls, rules or handles the functions of a particular stateThe candidate who becomes Chief Minister oversees the day-to-day functioning of the state governmentA CM is assisted by the council of ministers, which consists of cabinet ministers and deputy ministers — among othersWith the help of media, the CM is responsible for communicating all policies and decisions to the people of the stateDifference between Chief Minister and Governor The Chief Minister is vested with the ‘de facto’ executive powers and Governor is the official ‘head of the state’The CM is appointed, and sworn in, by the Governor of the stateHere’s a list of current Chief Ministers in India1. Nara Chandrababu Naidu – Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh’s CM, Nara Chandrababu Naidu.Nara Chandrababu Naidu was born on April 20, 1950, Naravaripalli, near Tirupati, IndiaHe is an Indian politician who was the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh from 1995 to 2004 before he was again appointed as CM in 20142. Pema Khandu – Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh’s CM, Pema KhanduPema Khandu is an Arunachalese politician and the Chief Minister of Arunachal PradeshHe is a graduate from Hindu College, Delhi University, and is the youngest CM of Indiaadvertisement3. Sarbanda Sonowal – Assam Assam’s CM, Sarbananda SonowalSarbananda Sonowal is the 14th Chief Minister of AssamHe is a BJP member and represents Majuli constituency in Assam’s state legislative assemblyHe was Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs under Narendra Modi-led NDA government from 2014 to 20164. Nitish Kumar – Bihar Bihar’s CM, Nitish Kumar (Image: Getty)Nitish Kumar is a senior Indian politician and is the current Chief Minister of BiharHe has held the position since 2005He has successfully appointed more than one lakh school teachers during his tenure as Chief Minister of Bihar5. Bhupesh Baghel – Chhattisgarh Chattisgarh’s CM, Bhupesh BaghelBorn in 1961, Bhupesh Baghel has become the third Chief Minister of the state according to Doordarshan NewsBaghel managed to pip other three contenders — TS Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu and Charan Das Mahant for the top post of the state in the Assembly Elections 2018He has taken over the position of Raman Singh who served Chattisgarh as CM from December 7, 2003, to December 11, 2018Congress has ended the 15-year-old regime of Raman Singh by appointing Baghel as a new CM6. Vacant (under Governor’s rule) – Jammu and Kashmir Former CM Mehbooba Mufti with current Governor of Jammu and Kashmir NN Vohra. (Image: PTI)Mehbooba Mufti served as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir from April 4, 2016, but later resigned on June 19, 2018She sent her resignation to NN Vohra, the current governor of the state because BJP withdrew its support from the People’s Democratic PartyCurrently, the seat of CM in the state is vacant. However, now Jammu and Kashmir have Kavinder Gupta as a new deputy CM, replacing BJP’s Nirmal Singh.7. Manohar Parrikar – Goa Goa’s CM, Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu ParrikarManohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar was Chief Minister of Goa from March 14, 2017 till March 17, 2019 when he passed away from pancreatic cancerHe is a leader of Bharatiya Janata PartyHe was earlier a member of the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh but resigned after the 2017 Goa Legislative Assembly election to become Chief Minister of Goa8. Vijaybhai R Rupani – Gujarat Gujarat’s CM, Vijaybhai R RupaniVijaybhai R Rupani is currently the Chief Minister of GujaratHe represents Rajkot West Assembly constituency in Gujarat’s state legislative assemblyHe is a Bachelor of Arts degree-holderHe is the only minister in the present cabinet of Gujarat who was arrested during the Emergency era9. Manohar Lal Khattar – Haryana Haryana’s CM, ML Khattar (Image: Getty)Manohar Lal Khattar is the current Chief Minister of Haryana and belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)Khattar started his political career in 1977 by joining the RSS at the young age of 24 yearsAlso read: Health ministry finally implements HIV/AIDS Act 2017: All you need to know10. Jairam Thakur – Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh’s CM, Jai Ram ThakurJai Ram Thakur is the current Chief Minister of Himachal PradeshOn December 24, he became a BJP legislative party leader after defeating Prem Kumar DhumalOn December 27, 2017, he became the 13th CM of the stateadvertisement11. Raghubar Das – Jharkhand Jharkhand’s CM, Raghubar Das. (Image: Getty)Raghubar Das is the 10th Chief Minister of JharkhandHe is the first non-tribal chief minister in the state’s 14-year historyHe was sworn in as the Jharkhand’s Chief Minister on December 28, 201412. HD Kumaraswamy – Karnataka Karnataka’s CM, HD Kumaraswamy. (Image: Getty)HD Kumaraswamy is the current CM of KarnatakaHe was elected to the Karnataka Assembly from Channapatna and Ramanagara Assembly ConstituencyHD Kumaraswamy is the son of former Prime Minister of India HD Deve Gowda and Chennamma13. Pinarayi Vijayan – Kerala Kerala’s CM, Pinarayi Vijayan (Image: Getty)Pinarayi Vijayan is the current Chief Minister of KeralaHe was sworn-in as the 12th Chief Minister of Kerala on May 25, 2016He got elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1970, 1977, 1991 and 199614. Kamal Nath- Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh’s CM, Kamal NathBorn on November 18, 1946, in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Kamal Nath has taken the oath as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17, 2018He completed his graduation in B Com from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, West BengalIn the Assembly Elections 2018, Kamal Nath has taken over the position of Shivraj Singh Chouhan who belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party15. Devendra Fadnavis – Maharashtra Maharashtra’s CM, Devendra Gangadhar Fadnavis. (Image: Getty)Devendra Gangadhar Fadnavis took an oath of office on October 31, 2014, at Wankhede Stadium in MumbaiHe became the second youngest Chief Minister of the state at the age of 44He was also awarded the Best Parliamentarian Award by Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in 2002-0316: N Biren Singh – Manipur Manipur’s CM, Nongthombam Biren Singh (Image: Getty)Nongthombam Biren Singh was born on January 1, 1961Apart from being a politician, he is also a former footballer and journalistHe is the present Chief Minister of ManipurIn March 2017, he was elected as the leader of the BJP Legislatures Party of Manipur and was sworn in as Chief Minister of Manipur on March 15, 2017.17. Conrad Kongkal Sangma – Meghalaya CM of Meghalaya, Conrad Kongkal Sangma.Conrad Kongkal Sangma is the current Chief Minister of MeghalayaHe was declared the Chief Minister by swearing in on March 6, 2018He also presented his first budget within 10 days of being the CM of Meghalaya18. Pu Zoramthanga- Mizoram Mizoram’s CM, ZoramthangaBorn on July 13, 1944, Pu Zoramthanga, the new Chief Minister of Mizoram is the leader of Mizo National FrontEarlier, Zoramthanga has served this position from December 4, 1998, to December 9, 2008, for two consecutive termsHe was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor K Rajasekharan during a ceremony at Raj Bhavan in AizawlAt 74, he has dethroned Pu Lalthanhawla, the former Chief Minister of Mizoram who held this post for 10 years starting from December 2008 to December 201819. Neiphiu Rio – Nagaland Nagaland’s CM, Neiphiu Rio (Image: Getty)Neiphiu Rio is Nagaland’s current Chief MinisterHe previously also served as CM of the state for three consecutive terms during 2003-08, 2008-13 and 2013-14In 1989, he got elected to Nagaland Assembly from Northern Angami-II constituency as a Congress candidateadvertisement20. Naveen Patnaik – Odisha Odisha’s CM, Naveen Patnaik.Naveen Patnaik is the 14th and incumbent Chief Minister of OdishaHe is the founding chief of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)Naveen Patnaik was honored by the United Nations (UN) for evacuating nearly a million people ahead of the tropical storm Cyclone Phailin that hit coastal Odisha in October 2013.21. Amarinder Singh – Punjab Punjab’s CM, Captain Amarinder Singh. (Image: Getty)Captain Amarinder Singh is the 26th Chief Minister of PunjabPrior to this, he served as Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002-2007Amarinder Singh was introduced to Congress by Rajiv Gandhi and was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 198022. Ashok Gehlot – Rajasthan Rajasthan’s CM, Ashok GehlotAshok Gehlot was born on May 3, 1951, and his educational qualifications are BSc, M.A. (Economics), LLBEarlier, he has served as Chief Minister of this state from December 1, 1998, to December 8, 2003, and then again from December 13, 2008, to December 13, 2013Before Assembly Elections 2018, Vasundhara Raje was the Chief Minister of Rajasthan23. Pawan Kumar Chamling – Sikkim Sikkim’s CM, Pawan Kumar Chamling.Pawan Kumar Chamling is the fifth CM of SikkimChamling was continuously engaged in political activities since 1973 and was actively involved in people’s revolution in the same year.He was born on September 22, 1950In 1985, he was elected as a member of Sikkim Legislative Assembly24. Thiru Edappadi K Palaniswami – Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu’s CM, Thiru Edappadi K Palaniswami.Thiru Edappadi K Palaniswami is the current CM of Tamil NaduHe is an Indian politician and assumed office on February 16, 2017His party is known as ‘All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’25. K Chandrashekhar Rao – Telangana Telangana’s CM, Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao. (Image: Getty)Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao is the first Chief Minister of Telangana stateHe is also the founder of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party formed for the cause of a separate state of TelanganaHe was born on February 17, 1954, in Siddipet, Medak district of Hyderabad state26. Biplab Kumar Deb – Tripura Tripura’s CM, Biplab Kumar Deb.Biplab Kumar Deb is the current and 10th Chief Minister of TripuraHe has been the state president of Tripura BJP since early 2016He took his oath as CM on March 9, 201827. Yogi Adityanath – Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh’s CM, Yogi Adityanath. (Image: Getty)The current CM of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath’s real name is Ajay Singh BishtIn 1998, he became the youngest member to be elected to the 12th Lok Sabha at 26 years of ageHe was born on June 5, 197228. Trivendra Singh Rawat – Uttarakhand Uttarakhand’s CM, Trivendra Singh Rawat. (Image: Getty)Trivendra Singh Rawat is the current Chief Minister of UttarakhandHe was appointed as CM of the state in 2017 after winning the Assembly electionsRawat was an active member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh during the period of 1979 to 200229. Mamata Banerjee – West Bengal West Bengal’s CM, Mamata Banerjee . (Image: Getty)Mamata Banerjee is the ninth Chief Minister of West BengalShe is the first lady to hold the Chief Minister’s office in the stateShe is the only woman CM to win two consecutive termsChief Ministers of Territories of India1. Arvind Kejriwal- Delhi (NCT) Delhi’s CM, Arvind Kejriwal. (Image: Getty)Arvind Kejriwal is the present CM of DelhiHis party (AAP) got a clear majority by winning 67 out of 70 seats in Delhi assembly elections in the year 2015A former Indian Revenue Service officer, he is famously known for his key role in drafting the Jan Lokpal BillDelhi: Governed by multiple authorities including Chief MinisterAfter the Constitution (69th Amendment) Act, 1991 came into force, followed by the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991, the Union Territory of Delhi officially became the National Capital Territory of Delhi.The Act gave Delhi its own legislative assembly and directed that the administrator thereof appointed shall be designated as the Lieutenant Governor (LG).At present, Delhi is governed by multiple authorities including the CM.2. V Narayanasamy- Puducherry (UT) CM of Puducherry, V Narayanasamy.V Narayanasamy is the current CM of PuducherryHe was born on May 30, 1947He is associated with the Indian National CongressHe is the 10th Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry since June 2016Note: According to a Government website, no other union territories have Chief Ministers.Also read: Smartgram projects in Haryana inaugurated by Pranab Mukherjee: Know all about the schemeInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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