The Chief Minister of the National Capital Territory of Delhi is the head of government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. According to the Constitution of India, the lieutenant governor is the National Capital Territory of Delhi's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with its chief minister. Following elections to the Delhi Legislative Assembly, the lieutenant governor usually invites the party with a majority of seats to form the government. The President of India, on the advice of the lieutenant governor, appoints the chief minister, whose council of ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly. Given that the person has the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.
|Chief Minister of the National Capital Territory of Delhi|
|Chief Minister's Office|
|Style||The Honourable (Formal)|
Mr./Mrs. Chief Minister (Informal)
|Status||Head of Government|
|Residence||6, Flagstaff Road, Civil Lines, Delhi|
|Seat||Delhi Secretariat, I.P. Estate, New Delhi|
|Appointer||Lt. Governor of Delhi|
|Term length||During the life of the Delhi Legislative Assembly (five years maximum)|
|Inaugural holder||Chaudhary Brahm Prakash Yadav|
|Formation||17 March 1952|
Since 1952, National Capital Territory of Delhi has had 7 chief ministers, starting with the Indian National Congress party's Chaudhary Brahm Prakash. Shortly after his term ended, the office of chief minister of the National Capital Territory of Delhi was abolished for 37 years until 2 December 1993, when the Bharatiya Janata Party's Madan Lal Khurana was sworn in. The longest-serving chief minister, Sheila Dikshit from the Indian National Congress party held the office for over fifteen years. On 28 December 2013, Arvind Kejriwal of Aam Aadmi Party sworn in as first state party chief minister of the national capital territory. There have been one instance of president's rule in National Capital Territory of Delhi, most recently in 2015.
- † Assassinated or died in office
- § Returned to office after a previous non-consecutive term
- RES Resigned
|No.[a]||Portrait||Name||Constituency||Term of office||Assembly
|1||Brahm Prakash||Nangloi Jat||17 March 1952||12 February 1955[RES]||2 years, 332 days||Interim
|Indian National Congress|
|2||Gurmukh Nihal Singh||Daryaganj||12 February 1955||1 November 1956||1 year, 263 days|
|Office abolished (1 November 1956 - 1 December 1993)|
|3||Madan Lal Khurana||Moti Nagar||2 December 1993||26 February 1996[RES]||2 years, 86 days||1st
|Bharatiya Janata Party|
|4||Sahib Singh Verma||Shalimar Bagh||26 February 1996||12 October 1998[RES]||2 years, 228 days|
|5||Sushma Swaraj||Not Contested||12 October 1998||3 December 1998||52 days|
|6||Sheila Dikshit||New Delhi||3 December 1998||1 December 2003||15 years, 25 days||2nd
|Indian National Congress|
|2 December 2003||29 November 2008||3rd|
|30 November 2008||28 December 2013||4th|
|7||Arvind Kejriwal||New Delhi||28 December 2013||14 February 2014[RES]||48 days||5th
|Aam Aadmi Party|
|–||14 February 2014||14 February 2015||1 year, 0 days||Dissolved||–|
|(7)||Arvind Kejriwal||New Delhi||14 February 2015||15 February 2020||7 years, 102 days||6th
|Aam Aadmi Party|
|16 February 2020||Incumbent||7th|
- List of chief ministers by length of term
|No.||Name||Party||Length of term|
|Longest continuous term||Total years of premiership|
|1||Sheila Dikshit||INC||15 years, 25 days||15 years, 25 days|
|2||Arvind Kejriwal||AAP||7 years, 102 days||7 years, 150 days|
|3||Chaudhary Brahm Parkash||INC||2 years, 332 days||2 years, 332 days|
|4||Sahib Singh Verma||BJP||2 years, 228 days||2 years, 228 days|
|5||Madan Lal Khurana||BJP||2 years, 86 days||2 years, 86 days|
|6||Gurmukh Nihal Singh||INC||1 year, 263 days||1 year, 263 days|
|7||Sushma Swaraj||BJP||52 days||52 days|
- List by party
|No.||Political party||Number of Chief ministers||Total days of holding CMO|
|1||Indian National Congress||3||7194 days|
|2||Aam Aadmi Party||1||2707 days|
|3||Bharatiya Janata Party||3||1827 days|
- Parties by total duration (in days) of holding Chief Minister's Office
Living former chief ministerEdit
As of 27 May 2022, there is no living former chief minister of the National Capital Territory of Delhi:
The most recent death of a former chief minister was that of Sushma Swaraj on 6 August 2019, aged 67.
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- List of current Indian chief ministers
- History of the National Capital Territory of Delhi
- Elections in the National Capital Territory of Delhi
- National Capital Territory of Delhi Legislative Assembly
- List of lieutenant governors of the National Capital Territory of Delhi
- List of deputy chief ministers of the National Capital Territory of Delhi
- A parenthetical number indicates that the incumbent has previously held office.
- 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.
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