List of current Indian chief ministers

Indian states according to party of their chief minister
  Other parties

In the Republic of India, a chief minister is the head of government of each of twenty-nine states and two union territories (Delhi and Puducherry). 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 government. The governor appoints the chief minister, whose council of ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly. Given he has 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 he/she can serve.[1]

Since June 2018, the office of Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir has been vacant; Governor's rule is in force there. Of the thirty incumbents, only one is a womanMamata Banerjee in West Bengal. Serving since December 1994 (for 24 years, 6 days), Sikkim's Pawan Kumar Chamling has the longest incumbency. Amarinder Singh (b. 1942) of Punjab is the oldest chief minister while Arunachal Pradesh's Pema Khandu (b. 1979) is the youngest.[2] Twelve incumbents belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party and five to the Indian National Congress; no other party has more than one chief minister in office.

Current Indian chief ministers

Colour key for parties
(past chief ministers)
Name[3] Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Deputy Chief Minister Party[a] Ref
Andhra Pradesh
N. Chandrababu Naidu Chandrababu Naidu in 2014.jpg 8 June 2014
(4 years, 193 days)
Telugu Desam Party [4]
Arunachal Pradesh
Pema Khandu Pema Khandu in July 2016.jpg 17 July 2016
(2 years, 154 days)
Chowna Mein Bharatiya Janata Party [5][6]
Sarbananda Sonowal SarbanandaSonowal.jpg 24 May 2016
(2 years, 208 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [7]
Nitish Kumar Nitish Kumar2 (cropped).jpg 22 February 2015
(3 years, 299 days)
Sushil Kumar Modi Janata Dal (United) [8]
Bhupesh Baghel Bhupesh Baghel.jpg 17 December 2018
(1 day)
Indian National Congress [9]
Arvind Kejriwal Arvind kejriwal.jpg 14 February 2015
(3 years, 307 days)
Manish Sisodia Aam Aadmi Party [10]
Manohar Parrikar RM Manohar Parrikar (cropped).jpg 14 March 2017
(1 year, 279 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [11]
Vijay Rupani Vijay Rupani.jpg 7 August 2016
(2 years, 133 days)
Nitinbhai Patel Bharatiya Janata Party [12]
Manohar Lal Khattar Manohar Lal Khattar 2015.jpg 26 October 2014
(4 years, 53 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [13]
Himachal Pradesh
Jai Ram Thakur Jai Ram Thakur.jpg 27 December 2017
(356 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [14]
Jammu and Kashmir
(Governor's rule)
Emblem of India.svg 20 June 2018
(181 days)
N/A [16]
Raghubar Das Raghuvar Das.jpg 28 December 2014
(3 years, 355 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [17]
H. D. Kumaraswamy H. D. Kumaraswamy.jpg 23 May 2018
(209 days)
G. Parameshwara Janata Dal (Secular) [18]
Pinarayi Vijayan Pinarayi Vijayan (cropped).jpg 25 May 2016
(2 years, 207 days)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) [19]
Madhya Pradesh
Kamal Nath Kamal Nath 2012.jpg 17 December 2018
(1 day)
Indian National Congress [20]
Devendra Fadnavis Devendra Fadnavis (2017).png 31 October 2014
(4 years, 48 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [21]
N. Biren Singh N. Biren Singh.jpg 15 March 2017
(1 year, 278 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [22]
Conrad Sangma Conrad-Sangma .png 6 March 2018
(287 days)
National People's Party [23]
Zoramthanga Zoramthanga in 2008.jpg 15 December 2018
(3 days)
Mizo National Front [24]
Neiphiu Rio NeiphiuRio.jpg 8 March 2018
(285 days)
Yanthungo Patton Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party [25]
Naveen Patnaik Naveen Patnaik.jpg 5 March 2000
(18 years, 288 days)
Biju Janata Dal [26]
V. Narayanasamy V.Narayanasamy.jpg 6 June 2016
(2 years, 195 days)
Indian National Congress [27]
Amarinder Singh Amarinder Singh.jpg 16 March 2017
(1 year, 277 days)
Indian National Congress [28]
Ashok Gehlot Ashok Gehlot 2012.jpg 17 December 2018
(1 day)
Sachin Pilot Indian National Congress [29]
Pawan Kumar Chamling Pawan Kumar Chamling in 2017.jpg 12 December 1994
(24 years, 6 days)
Sikkim Democratic Front [30]
Tamil Nadu
Edappadi K. Palaniswami Edappadi K. Palaniswami.jpg 16 February 2017
(1 year, 305 days)
O. Paneerselvam All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam [31]
K. Chandrashekhar Rao KCR.png 2 June 2014
(4 years, 199 days)
Telangana Rashtra Samithi [32]
Biplab Kumar Deb Biplab Kumar Deb in 2018.jpg 9 March 2018
(284 Days)
Jishnu Deb Burman Bharatiya Janata Party [33]
Uttar Pradesh
Yogi Adityanath Ajay Bisht.jpg 19 March 2017
(1 year, 274 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [34]
Trivendra Singh Rawat TrivendraSinghRawat.jpg 18 March 2017
(1 year, 275 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party [35]
West Bengal
Mamata Banerjee Mamata 2015 (cropped).jpg 20 May 2011
(7 years, 212 days)
All India Trinamool Congress [36]
  1. ^ This column names only the chief minister's party. The ministry he heads may be a complex coalition of several parties and independents; those are not listed here.
  2. ^ a b Although Delhi and Puducherry each have an elected legislature and a council of ministers (headed by the chief minister), they are officially union territories.
  3. ^ Similar to President's rule, Governor's rule is imposed as per Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.[15]
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