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Leader of the House (Rajya Sabha)

The Leader of the House is a Rajya Sabha member who is either a cabinet minister or another nominated minister. The Leader has a seat next to the Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha, in the front row.

Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha
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Arun Jaitley, Minister.jpg
Incumbent
Arun Jaitley

since 26 May 2014
Member ofRajya Sabha
FormationMay 1952
First holderN. Gopalaswami Ayyangar

The following individuals have held the office of the Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha:[1]

No. Name Portrait Took office Left office
1 N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar Gopalaswamy Ayyangar.jpg May 1952 Feb. 1953
2 Charu Chandra Biswas Feb. 1953 Nov. 1954
3 Lal Bahadur Shastri Lal Bahadur Shastri (cropped).jpg Nov. 1954 March 1955
4 Govind Ballabh Pant Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant.jpg March 1955 Feb. 1961
5 Hafiz Mohammad Ibrahim Feb. 1961 Aug. 1963
6 Yashwantrao Chavan Y B Chavan (cropped).jpg Aug. 1963 Dec. 1963
7 Jaisukhlal Hathi Feb. 1964 March 1964
8 Mahomadali Currim Chagla March 1964 Nov. 1967
9 Jaisukhlal Hathi Nov. 1967 Nov. 1969
10 Kodradas Kalidas Shah Nov. 1969 May 1971
11 Uma Shankar Dikshit May 1971 Dec. 1975
12 Kamlapati Tripathi Dec. 1975 March 1977
13 L. K. Advani Lkadvani.jpg March 1977 Aug. 1979
14 K.C. Pant Aug. 1979 Jan. 1980
15 Pranab Mukherjee Secretary Tim Geithner and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee 2010 crop.jpg January 1980 July 1981
August 1981 December 1984
16 V. P. Singh V. P. Singh (cropped).jpg Dec. 1984 April 1987
17 Narayan Dutt Tiwari Ex Uttarakhand CM ND Tiwari.jpg April 1987 June 1988
18 P. Shiv Shankar July 1988 Dec. 1989
19 M. S. Gurupadaswamy Dec. 1989 Nov. 1990
20 Yashwant Sinha Yashwant Sinha IMF.jpg Dec. 1990 June 1991
21 Shankarrao Chavan July 1991 April 1996
22 Sikander Bakht 20 May 1996 31 May 1996
23 Inder Kumar Gujral Inder Kumar Gujral 071.jpg June 1996 Nov. 1996
24 H.D. Deve Gowda Deve Gowda BNC.jpg Nov. 1996 April 1997
25 Inder Kumar Gujral Inder Kumar Gujral 071.jpg April 1997 March 1998
26 Sikander Bakht March 1998 Oct. 1999
27 Jaswant Singh Jaswant Singh.jpg 13 October 1999 22 May 2004
28 Manmohan Singh IBSA-leaders Manmohan Singh.jpg 1 June 2004 18 May 2009
29 May 2009 26 May 2014
29 Arun Jaitley Arun Jaitley, Minister.jpg 26 May 2014 incumbent

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