Leader of the House (Lok Sabha)

Leader of the House, Lok Sabha, the Lower House of the Indian Parliament, is the Prime Minister by default if they are a member of the Lok Sabha. The Leader of the House serves as the parliamentary chairperson of the majority party in the house. If the Prime Minister is not a member of the Lower House of Parliament, they can nominate another minister as the Leader of the House.[1]

Leader of the House, Lok Sabha
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Incumbent
Narendra Modi

since 26 May 2014
Member ofLok Sabha
Reports toParliament of India
FormationMay 1952
First holderJawaharlal Nehru
(1952–1964)

ListEdit

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
(2) Gulzarilal Nanda   11 January 1966 24 January 1966
4 Satya Narayan Sinha [Note 1]  – 24 January 1966 3 March 1967
5 Indira Gandhi   4 March 1967 27 December 1970
15 March 1971 18 January 1977
6 Morarji Desai   24 March 1977 28 August 1979
7 Charan Singh   28 August 1979 14 January 1980
(5) Indira Gandhi   14 January 1980 31 October 1984
8 Rajiv Gandhi   31 October 1984 27 September 1989
9 V. P. Singh   2 December 1989 10 November 1990
10 Chandra Shekhar   10 November 1990 13 March 1991
11 Arjun Singh [Note 2]   9 July 1991 5 December 1991
12 P. V. Narasimha Rao   6 December 1991 10 May 1996
13 Atal Bihari Vajpayee   16 May 1996 31 May 1996
14 Ram Vilas Paswan [Note 3]   4 June 1996 4 December 1997
(13) Atal Bihari Vajpayee   19 March 1998 26 April 1999
13 October 1999 6 February 2004
15 Pranab Mukherjee [Note 4]   22 May 2004 26 June 2012
16 Sushilkumar Shinde [Note 4] [Note 5]   3 August 2012 18 May 2014
17 Narendra Modi   26 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]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lok Sabha". /legislativebodiesinindia.nic.in. Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Sushilkumar Shinde takes over as leader of the House in Lok Sabha". The Times of India. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2019.