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Chief Ministers of India

According to the Indian Constitution, the elected head of the council of ministers in a state is the Chief Minister (CM). Although, the Governor is the official ‘head of the state’, yet it is the Chief Minister who is vested with the ‘de facto’ executive powers.

Chief Minister is the real head of a state, unlike the Governor, who is the ceremonial head. Since India has adopted the Westminster Model of constitutional democracy, it is the CM who oversees the day-to-day functioning of the state government.

According to the Indian Constitution, in the everyday administration, the CM is assisted by the council of ministers, which consists of cabinet ministers, deputy ministers and others. The CM is appointed by and sworn in by the Governor.

List of Chief Ministers in India

 StateChief MinistersTook OfficeParty
Andhra Pradesh N.Chandrababu Naidu8 Jun 2014Telugu Desam Party
Arunachal PradeshPema KhanduSep 16, 2016Indian National Congress
Assam Sarbananda Sonowal24 May 2016Bharatiya Janata Party
BiharNitish Kumar20 Nov 2015Janata Dal (United)
Chhattisgarh Raman Singh7 Dec 2003Bharatiya Janata Party
Delhi Arvind Kejriwal14 Feb 2015Aam Aadmi Party
Goa Laxmikant Parsekar8 Nov 2014Bharatiya Janata Party
GujaratVijay Rupani7 Aug 2016Bharatiya Janata Party
Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar26 Oct 2014Bharatiya Janata Party
Himachal PradeshVirbhadra Singh25 Dec 2012Indian National Congress
Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti4 April 2016People’s Democratic Party
Jharkhand Raghubar Das28 Dec 2014Bharatiya Janata Party
KarnatakaSiddaramaiah13 May 2013Indian National Congress
Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan25 May 2016Communist Party of India
Madhya PradeshShivraj Singh Chauhan29 Nov 2005Bharatiya Janata Party
MaharashtraDevendra Fadnavis31 Oct 2014Bharatiya Janata Party
ManipurOkram Ibobi Singh2 Mar 2002Indian National Congress
MeghalayaMukul Sangma20 Apr 2010Indian National Congress
MizoramLal Thanhawla7 Dec 2008Indian National Congress
NagalandT.R. Zeliang24 May 2014Nagaland People's Front
OdishaNaveen Patnaik5 Mar 2000Biju Janata Dal
Puducherry (UT)V. Narayanasamy06 June 2016Indian National Congress
PunjabParkash Singh Badal1 Mar 2007Shiromani Akali Dal
RajasthanVasundhara Raje13 Dec 2013Bharatiya Janata Party
SikkimPawan Kumar Chamling12 Dec 1994Sikkim Democratic Front
Tamil NaduJayalalithaa23 May 2016All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
TelanganaK. Chandrashekar Rao2 Jun 2014Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS)
TripuraManik Sarkar11 Mar 1998Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Uttar PradeshAkhilesh Yadav15 Mar 2012Samajwadi Party
UttarakhandHarish RawatMay 11, 2016Indian National Congress
West BengalMamata Banerjee27 May 2016All India Trinamool Congress
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