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 email@example.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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New York – The vote on the new draft resolution addressing the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Organization of a Referendum in Western Sahara, known by its French acronym as MINURSO, will not take place Thursday April 28, as was initially scheduled.By practice, the resolution on the Western Sahara has been adopted by consensus. However, it appears that divisions among the 15 members of the Security Council is preventing the UN executive body from voting to adopt the resolution as planned. The vote is now scheduled for Friday.A source from inside the Security Council told Morocco World News that the final draft had been submitted to Security Council members ahead of the informal meeting that was held this afternoon. Unhappy with the fact that the resolution was circulated to other members of the Council on the eve of the vote scheduled for Thursday, Venezuela and New Zealand requested more time to review it. Earlier this week, the United States, penholder for resolutions on the Western Sahara, circulated the first draft resolution among the Group of Friends of Western Sahara, which in addition to the US includes France, the United Kingdom, Russia and Spain.The initial version of the draft resolution, which was obtained by Morocco World News demanded the immediate return of MINURSO to its full capacity, and called on the United Nations Secretary-General to inform the Council within 60 days on whether Morocco has abided by this provision of the resolution by allowing the return of MINURSO’s civilian component.The first draft was perceived as putting much pressure on Morocco by envisaging the possibility that the Council might convene in two months and take a new resolution on the conflict.However, it appears that the diplomatic efforts made by Morocco and its allies have succeeded in introducing significant changes to the first draft and make it less coercive.According to the latest draft obtained by Morocco World News, which enjoys the consensus of the five permanent members, the resolution does not echo Ban Ki-moon’s concern that the expulsion of MINURSO civilian component has severely affected its mandate.While the first draft noted “with concern that the expulsion of MINURSO civilian personnel in March 2016 has significantly affected MINURSO’s ability to carry out its functions,” the most recent draft notes “with concern that MINURSO’s ability to fully carry out its mandate has been affected as the majority of its civilian component, including political personnel, cannot perform their duties within MINURSO’s area of operations.” This latest version makes no mention of the word “expulsion.”In addition, though the resolution calls for the return of MINURSO, it does not set a timeframe for its return. This means the return of MINURSO’s civilian component will be open to discussions between Morocco and the United Nations without putting pressure on Rabat.The text of the first draft prepared by the United States had emphasized “strongly the need for MINURSO to return to full functionality immediately. The word “immediately” does not appear in the final version.In addition, while the third paragraph of the operative section of the first draft resolution called on the Secretary General to brief the Council within 60 days on whether Morocco allowed the return of MINURSO to its full functionality, and considered taking immediate steps to facilitate its return, in the final draft that has been submitted to the Council this afternoon, the language appears more watered down and less binding for Morocco. The revised paragraph calls on the UN chief to brief the Council within 120 days on whether MINURSO has returned to full functionality and expresses its intention, “if MINURSO has not achieved full functionality, to consider how best to facilitate achievement of this goal.”To the dismay of Angola, Uruguay and Venezuela, who have striven to push the Council to adopt a stronger resolution and called on its members to condemn Morocco for expelling MINURSO’s civilian component, the resolution does not provide for any coercive measure should Morocco refuse to allow its return.By using the sentence “consider how to facilitate achievement of this goal”, the resolution leaves room open as to what steps it would take to ensure its implementation, and indicates that this goal will be achieved through negotiations with Morocco.More significant is the fact that the final draft resolution dismissed the call made by Ban Ki-moon’s personal envoy to the Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, to the Council to convene a meeting every two months to review the latest developments in the UN-led political process. During an informal closed-door meeting that the Security Council held on Wednesday afternoon to hear a briefing from Christopher Ross and from Hervé Ladsous, United Nations Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations, the UN personal Envoy called on the Council to hold a meeting every two months to hear an oral briefing on the developments in the matter. Ross also called on the Council to include a paragraph that urges the parties to hold at least one round of direct talks. The final draft of the resolution reflects none of Ross’ requests.A source from inside the Security Council told Morocco World News that the draft resolution improved considerably within the Group of Friends before it was submitted to the other members of the Security Council.“This has made Angola and Venezuela unhappy,” our source said.