List of chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh

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The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh is the chief executive of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. As per the Constitution of India, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh is the state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the Andhra Pradesh 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 that he has the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[1]

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
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Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy

since 30 May 2019 (2019-05-30)
Chief Minister's Office
StyleThe Honourable (formal)
Mr. Chief Minister (informal)
StatusHead of government
Member of
Reports to
SeatAndhra Pradesh Secretariat, Velagapudi, Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh
AppointerGovernor of Andhra Pradesh
by convention, based on appointee's ability to command confidence in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Term lengthAt the pleasure of the governor
Legislative Assembly term is 5 years unless dissolved sooner
No term limits specified
Inaugural holderNeelam Sanjiva Reddy
Formation1 November 1956; 63 years ago (1956-11-01)
DeputyAlla Nani
K. Narayana Swamy
Pushpasreevani Pamula
Amzath Basha Shaik Bepari
WebsiteOfficial website

Andhra Pradesh was created in 1956 by the merger of the Telangana region of Hyderabad State into Andhra State. Two chief ministers each from the Indian National Congress party had served these predecessor states. The first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh was Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, later the sixth President of India. Including him, 13 out of 17 chief ministers belonged to the Congress party. Among these P. V. Narasimha Rao, who went on to become the ninth Prime Minister of India. Three chief ministers were from the Telugu Desam Party, including N. Chandrababu Naidu the longest-serving Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (14 years over 9 years for united state and 5 years for ap after division 2014-2019). Naidu also served as the chief minister after Telangana was officially carved out of Andhra Pradesh into a separate state. Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy of the YSR Congress Party was sworn in as the chief minister after the 2019 Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly election with ever seen majority in the state of Andhra Pradesh and is the current incumbent.[2]

List of Chief MinistersEdit

Chief Ministers of Andhra StateEdit

Andhra State consisted of North Andhra, Kosta and Rayalaseema regions. This state was carved out of Madras state in 1953.

No Name Constituency Portrait Term of office Party[a] Days in office
1 T. Prakasam  –   1 October 1953 15 November 1954 Indian National Congress 410
(President's rule)
N/A   15 November 1954 28 March 1955 N/A 135
2 B. Gopala Reddy Atmakur   28 March 1955 1 November 1956 Indian National Congress 584

Chief Ministers of Andhra PradeshEdit

Map of India showing Combined Andhra Pradesh state after the States Reorganisation Act

On 1 November 1956, Hyderabad State ceased to exist; its Gulbarga and Aurangabad divisions were merged into Mysore State and Bombay State respectively. Its remaining Telugu-speaking portion, Telangana, was merged with Andhra State to form the new state of combined Andhra Pradesh. After 58 years, the state was bifurcated into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states on 2 June 2014 by Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.

No Name Constituency Portrait Term of office Party[a] Days in office
1 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy Kalahasti   1 November 1956 11 January 1960 Indian National Congress 1167
2 Damodaram Sanjivayya Kurnool   11 January 1960 12 March 1962 790
(1) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy Dhone   12 March 1962 20 February 1964 719
3 Kasu Brahmananda Reddy Narasaraopet   21 February 1964 30 September 1971 2777
4 P. V. Narasimha Rao Manthani   30 September 1971 10 January 1973 468
(President's rule)
N/A   11 Jan 1973 10 December 1973 N/A 335
5 Jalagam Vengala Rao Vemsoor 10 December 1973 6 March 1978 Indian National Congress 1547
6 Marri Chenna Reddy Medchal 6 March 1978 11 October 1980 950
7 Tanguturi Anjaiah Member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, Hyderabad   11 October 1980 24 February 1982 501
8 Bhavanam Venkatarami Reddy Member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, Guntur 24 February 1982 20 September 1982 208
9 Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy Kurnool 20 September 1982 9 January 1983 111
10 N. T. Rama Rao Tirupati   9 January 1983 16 August 1984 Telugu Desam Party 585
11 Nadendla Bhaskara Rao Vemuru 16 August 1984 16 September 1984 31
(10) N. T. Rama Rao Hindupur   16 September 1984 2 December 1989 1903
(6) Marri Chenna Reddy Sanathnagar 3 December 1989 17 December 1990 Indian National Congress 379
12 N. Janardhana Reddy Venkatagiri 17 December 1990 9 October 1992 662
(9) Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy Panyam 9 October 1992 12 December 1994 794
(10) N. T. Rama Rao Hindupur   12 December 1994 1 September 1995 Telugu Desam Party 263
13 N. Chandrababu Naidu Kuppam   1 September 1995 13 May 2004 3178
14 Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy Pulivendla   14 May 2004 2 September 2009 Indian National Congress 1938
15 K. Rosaiah Member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, Guntur   3 September 2009 24 November 2010 448
16 N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Pileru   25 November 2010 1 March 2014 1193
(President's rule)
N/A   1 March 2014 8 June 2014 N/A 98
Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh (following the state's bifurcation in 2014)
(13) N. Chandrababu Naidu Kuppam   8 June 2014 29 May 2019 Telugu Desam Party 1816
17 Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy Pulivendla   30 May 2019 Incumbent YSR Congress Party 508


  1. ^ a b This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government he headed may have been a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.
  2. ^ a b c President's rule may be imposed when the "government in a state is not able to function as per the Constitution", which often happens because no party or coalition has a majority in the assembly. When President's rule is in force in a state, its council of ministers stands dissolved. The office of chief minister thus lies vacant, and the administration is taken over by the governor, who functions on behalf of the central government. At times, the legislative assembly also stands dissolved.[3]

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  1. ^ Durga Das Basu. Introduction to the Constitution of India. 1960. 20th Edition, 2011 Reprint. pp. 241, 245. LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur. ISBN 978-81-8038-559-9. Note: although the text talks about Indian state governments in general, it applies for the specific case of Andhra Pradesh as well.
  2. ^ "Jagan Mohan Reddy takes oath as Andhra Pradesh CM". The Economic Times. 30 May 2019.
  3. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". 15 March 2005.

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