List of chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh

The chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is the chief executive of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. In accordance with the Constitution of India, the governor is a state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, the state's 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.[2]

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
Āndhrapradēś Mukhyamantri
Emblem of Andhra Pradesh.svg
Photo of the Chief Minister
Incumbent
Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy

since 30 May 2019 (2019-05-30)
Chief Minister's Office
StyleThe Honourable (Formal)
Mr./Mrs. Chief Minister (Informal)
StatusHead of Government
AbbreviationCM
Member ofAndhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Reports toGovernor of Andhra Pradesh
SeatAndhra Pradesh Secretariat
AppointerGovernor of Andhra Pradesh
Term lengthAt the confidence of the assembly
Chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[1]
Inaugural holder
Formation1 November 1956; 65 years ago (1956-11-01)
DeputyDeputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
Websitehttps://www.ap.gov.in/

Since 1956, Andhra Pradesh has had 17 chief ministers, A majority of them belonged to the Indian National Congress party. The longest-serving chief minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu from Telugu Desam Party held the office for over thirteen years in multiple tenure. N. Chandrababu Naidu is also the first chief minister of Andhra Pradesh after the state bifurcation in 2014. The Indian National Congress's Kasu Brahmananda Reddy has the second-longest tenure and the Telugu Desam Party's founder N. T. Rama Rao, the second actor to become the chief minister in India has the third-longest tenure, while N. Bhaskara Rao from same party has the shortest tenure (only 31 days). One chief minister, Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy of the Indian National Congress party, later became the president of India. while another, P. V. Narasimha Rao of the same party, later became the prime minister of India. There have been three instances of president's rule in Andhra Pradesh, most recently in 2014.

The current incumbent is Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy of the Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress Party since 30 May 2019.

List of chief ministersEdit

Chief ministers of Hyderabad State (1948–1956)Edit

Hyderabad State included nine Telugu districts of Telangana, four Kannada districts in Gulbarga division and four Marathi districts in Aurangabad division.

No. Portrait Name Term of office Assembly

(election)

Party
From To Days in office
1   M. K. Vellodi 26 January 1950 6 March 1952 2 years, 40 days Interim Independent
2   Burgula Ramakrishna Rao 6 March 1952 31 October 1956 4 years, 239 days 1st

(1952 election)

Indian National Congress

Chief ministers of Andhra StateEdit

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

No. Portrait Name Constituency Term of office Assembly

(election)

Party
From To Days in office
1   Tanguturi Prakasam  – 1 October 1953 15 November 1954 1 year, 45 days 1st

(1952 election)

Indian National Congress
  Vacant[a]
(President's rule)
N/A 15 November 1954 28 March 1955 133 days N/A
2   Bezawada Gopala Reddy Atmakur 28 March 1955 31 October 1956 1 year, 217 days

(1955 election)

Indian National Congress

Chief ministers of Andhra PradeshEdit

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.[b] Portrait Name Constituency Term of office Assembly

(election)

Party[c]
From To Days in office
1   Neelam Sanjiva Reddy Kalahasti 1 November 1956 11 January 1960 3 years, 71 days 1st

(1955 election)

Indian National Congress
2nd

(1957 election)

2   Damodaram Sanjivayya Kurnool 11 January 1960 12 March 1962 2 years, 60 days

(1)

  Neelam Sanjiva Reddy Dhone 12 March 1962 20 February 1964 2 years, 8 days 3rd

(1962 election)

3   Kasu Brahmananda Reddy Narasaraopet 21 February 1964 30 September 1971 7 years, 221 days
4th

(1967 election)

4   P. V. Narasimha Rao Manthani 30 September 1971 10 January 1973 1 year, 102 days
5th

(1972 election)

  Vacant[a]
(President's rule)
N/A 11 Jan 1973 10 December 1973 333 days N/A
5   Jalagam Vengala Rao Vemsoor 10 December 1973 6 March 1978 4 years, 86 days Indian National Congress
6 Marri Chenna Reddy Medchal 6 March 1978 11 October 1980 2 years, 219 days 6th

(1978 election)

7   T. Anjaiah MLC 11 October 1980 24 February 1982 1 year, 136 days
8   Bhavanam Venkatarami Reddy MLC 24 February 1982 20 September 1982 208 days
9   Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy Kurnool 20 September 1982 9 January 1983 111 days
10   N. T. Rama Rao Tirupati 9 January 1983 16 August 1984 1 year, 220 days 7th

(1983 election)

Telugu Desam Party
11   N. Bhaskara Rao Vemuru 16 August 1984 16 September 1984 31 days
(10)   N. T. Rama Rao Hindupur 16 September 1984 9 March 1985 5 years, 77 days
9 March 1985 2 December 1989 8th

(1985 election)

(6) Marri Chenna Reddy Sanathnagar 3 December 1989 17 December 1990 1 year, 14 days 9th

(1989 election)

Indian National Congress
12   N. Janardhana Reddy Venkatagiri 17 December 1990 9 October 1992 1 year, 297 days
(9)   Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy Panyam 9 October 1992 12 December 1994 2 years, 64 days
(10)   N. T. Rama Rao Hindupur 12 December 1994 1 September 1995 263 days 10th

(1994 election)

Telugu Desam Party
13   N. Chandrababu Naidu Kuppam 1 September 1995 11 October 1999 8 years, 255 days
11 October 1999 13 May 2004 11th

(1999 election)

14   Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy Pulivendla 14 May 2004 20 May 2009 5 years, 111 days 12th

(2004 election)

Indian National Congress
20 May 2009 2 September 2009 13th

(2009 election)

15   Konijeti Rosaiah MLC 3 September 2009 24 November 2010 1 year, 82 days
16   Kiran Kumar Reddy Pileru 25 November 2010 1 March 2014 3 years, 96 days
  Vacant[a]
(President's rule)
N/A 1 March 2014 8 June 2014 99 days N/A
Chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh (following the state's bifurcation in 2014)
1   N. Chandrababu Naidu Kuppam 8 June 2014 29 May 2019 4 years, 355 days 14th

(2014 election)

Telugu Desam Party
2   Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy Pulivendla 30 May 2019 Incumbent 3 years, 72 days 15th

(2019 election)

Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress Party

StatisticsEdit

List of chief ministers by length of termEdit

No. Name Party Length of term
Longest continuous term Total years of premiership
1 N. Chandrababu Naidu TDP 8 years, 255 days 13 years, 245 days
2 Kasu Brahmananda Reddy INC 7 years, 221 days 7 years, 221 days
3 N. T. Rama Rao TDP 5 years, 77 days 7 years, 195 days
4 Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy INC 5 years, 111 days 5 years, 111 days
5 Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy INC 3 years, 71 days 5 years, 51 days
6 Jalagam Vengala Rao INC 4 years, 86 days 4 years, 86 days
7 Marri Chenna Reddy INC 2 years, 218 days 3 years, 232 days
8 N. Kiran Kumar Reddy INC 3 years, 96 days 3 years, 96 days
9 Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy YSRCP 3 years, 72 days 3 years, 72 days
10 K. Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy INC 2 years, 64 days 2 years, 175 days
11 Damodaram Sanjeevaiah INC 2 years, 60 days 2 years, 60 days
12 N. Janardhana Reddy INC 1 year, 297 days 1 year, 297 days
13 B. Gopala Reddy INC 1 year, 214 days 1 year, 214 days
14 T. Anjaiah INC 1 year, 136 days 1 year, 136 days
15 P. V. Narasimha Rao INC 1 year, 102 days 1 year, 102 days
16 Konijeti Rosaiah INC 1 year, 82 days 1 year, 82 days
17 T. Prakasam INC 1 year, 45 days 1 year, 45 days
18 Bhavanam Venkataram Reddy INC 208 days 208 days
19 N. Bhaskara Rao TDP 31 days 31 days

TimelineEdit

Y. S. Jagan Mohan ReddyN. Chandrababu NaiduVacantN. Kiran Kumar ReddyK. RosaiahY. S. Rajasekhara ReddyN. Chandrababu NaiduN. T. Rama RaoK. Vijaya Bhaskara ReddyN. Janardhana ReddyMarri Chenna ReddyN. T. Rama RaoN. Bhaskara RaoN. T. Rama RaoK. Vijaya Bhaskara ReddyBhavanam Venkataram ReddyT. AnjaiahMarri Chenna ReddyJalagam Vengala RaoVacantP. V. Narasimha RaoKasu Brahmananda ReddyNeelam Sanjeeva ReddyDamodaram SanjeevaiahNeelam Sanjeeva ReddyB. Gopala ReddyVacantT. Prakasam

List by partyEdit

Political parties by total time-span of their member holding CMO (10 August 2022)
No. Political party Number of chief ministers Total days of holding CMO
1 Indian National Congress 15 14644 days
2 Telugu Desam Party 3 7775 days
3 Yuvajana Shramika Rythu Congress Party 1 1168 days

Parties by total duration of holding Chief Minister's OfficeEdit

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5,000
7,500
10,000
12,500
15,000
INC
TDP
YSRCP

Living former chief ministersEdit

As of 10 August 2022, there are three living former chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh:

The most recent death of a former chief minister was that of Konijeti Rosaiah on 4 December 2021, aged 88.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 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]
  2. ^ A parenthetical number indicates that the incumbent has previously held office.
  3. ^ This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government he heads may be a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. 15 March 2005.

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