How many chief ministers we have?
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 only).
How chief ministers are elected?
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;
Note : There are no limits to the number of terms he/she can serve.
Of the thirty-one incumbents, three are women—Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal, Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu and Kashmir, and Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan.
Things to remember about Chief Ministers:
- First Woman Chief Minister of Indian State – Sucheta Kriplani, Uttar Pradesh
- Longest serving Chief Minster of Indian state – Jyoti Basu, West Bengal
- Longest standing Chief Minister of Indian state (CM who elected max times) —Pawan Chamling,Sikkim (Elected 5 times in a row from 1994 till 2014). “Will become Logest serving CM by 18th April 2018”
List of 29 current Chief Ministers of Indian states
Chief Ministers Name
|Andhra Pradesh||Shri. Nara Chandrababu Naidu|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Shri Pema Khandu|
|Assam||Shri Sarbananda Sonowal|
|Bihar||Shri Nitish Kumar|
|Chhattisgarh||Dr. Raman Singh|
|Goa||Shri Manohar Parrikar|
|Gujarat||Shri Vijaybhai R. Rupani|
|Haryana||Shri Manohar Lal|
|Himachal Pradesh||Shri Virbhadra Singh|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed|
|Jharkhand||Shri Raghubar Das|
|Kerala||Shri Pinarayi Vijayan|
|Madhya Pradesh||Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan|
|Maharashtra||Shri Devendra Fadnavis|
|Manipur||Shri Nongthombam Biren Singh|
|Meghalaya||Dr. Mukul Sangma|
|Mizoram||Shri Lal Thanhawla|
|Nagaland||Shri Shurhozelie Liezietsu|
|Odisha||Shri Naveen Patnaik|
|Punjab||Shri Amrinder Singh|
|Rajasthan||Smt. Vasundhara Raje|
|Sikkim||Shri Pawan Kumar Chamling
(Elected 5th time as C.M. in a row)
|Tamil Nadu||Shri Thiru Edappadi K. Palaniswami|
|Telangana||Shri K Chandrasekhar Rao|
|Tripura||Shri Manik Sarkar|
|Uttar Pradesh||Shri Yogi Adityanath|
|Uttarakhand||Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat|
|West Bengal||Km. Mamata Banerjee|
|Delhi (NCT)||Shri Arvind Kejriwal|
|Puducherry (UT)||Shri. V. Narayanasamy|