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Leader of the Lok Sabha, the Lower House of the Indian Parliament, is the Prime Minister by default if he is a member of the Lok Sabha. If the Prime Minister is not a member of the Lower House of Parliament he can nominate another minister as the Leader of the House.[1]

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No. Name Portrait Took office Left office
1 Jawaharlal Nehru   2 April 1952 4 April 1957
5 April 1957 31 March 1962
2 April 1962 27 May 1964
2 Gulzarilal Nanda   27 May 1964 9 June 1964
3 Lal Bahadur Shastri   9 June 1964 11 January 1966
4 Gulzarilal Nanda   11 January 1966 24 January 1966
5 Satya Narayan Sinha [Note 1]  – 24 January 1966 3 March 1967
6 Indira Gandhi   4 March 1967 27 December 1970
15 March 1971 18 January 1977
7 Morarji Desai   24 March 1977 28 August 1979
8 Charan Singh   28 August 1979 22 August 1979
9 Indira Gandhi   14 January 1980 31 October 1984
10 Rajiv Gandhi   31 October 1984 27 September 1989
11 Vishwanath Pratap Singh   2 December 1989 10 November 1990
12 Chandra Shekhar   10 November 1990 13 March 1991
13 Arjun Singh [Note 2]   9 July 1991 5 December 1991
14 P. V. Narasimha Rao   6 December 1991 10 May 1996
15 Atal Bihari Vajpayee   16 May 1996 31 May 1996
16 Ram Vilas Paswan [Note 3]   4 June 1996 4 December 1997
17 Atal Bihari Vajpayee   19 March 1998 26 April 1999
13 October 1999 6 February 2004
18 Pranab Mukherjee [Note 4]   22 May 2004 26 June 2012
19 Sushilkumar Shinde [Note 4] [Note 5]   3 August 2012 18 May 2014
20 Narendra Modi   25 May 2014 Incumbent

FootnotesEdit

1) ^ During this period, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was member of Rajya Sabha.
2) ^ During the time gap in between Chandra Shekhar's resignation and election of P. V. Narasimha Rao, the leader of the house was Arjun Singh.
3) ^ During this period, Prime Ministers H. D. Deve Gowda and I. K. Gujral were members of Rajya Sabha.
4) ^ During this period, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was member of Rajya Sabha.
5) ^ After Pranab Mukherjee was elected as the President of India, Sushilkumar Shinde took over as the Leader of House.[2]

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  1. ^ "Lok Sabha". /legislativebodiesinindia.nic.in. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Sushilkumar Shinde takes over as leader of the House in Lok Sabha". Times of India. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2019.