List of chief ministers of Gujarat

The Chief Minister of Gujarat is the chief executive of the government of the Indian state of Gujarat. The governor appoints the chief minister, whose council of ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly. The chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits, given that he has the confidence of the assembly.[1]

Chief Minister of Gujarat
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Incumbent
Vijay Rupani

since 7 August 2016
StyleThe Honourable
StatusHead of Government
AbbreviationCM
Member ofGujarat Legislative Assembly
AppointerGovernor of Gujarat
Term length5 years subject to the confidence of the assembly.[1]
No term limits
Inaugural holderJivraj Narayan Mehta
Formation1 May 1960
(60 years ago)
 (1960-05-01)

The state of Gujarat was created on 1 May 1960, composed of the gujarati-speaking districts of Bombay State following the Mahagujarat Movement.[2] Jivraj Narayan Mehta of the INC was the inaugural chief minister. Narendra Modi of the BJP is the longest serving chief minister for twelve and a half years from 2001 to 2014. He resigned in 2014 to become the 14th Prime Minister of India. He was succeeded by Anandiben Patel who became the state's first woman chief minister.The incumbent chief minister is Vijay Rupani, who is in the office since 7 August 2016.

Chief Ministers of GujaratEdit

Colour key for parties




#

[a]

Name Portrait Constituency Term of office[3] Party[b] Assembly[4] Appointee

(Governor)

From To Days in office
1 Jivraj Narayan Mehta   Amreli 1 May 1960 3 March 1962 3 years, 141 days Indian National Congress First

(1960–61)

[5] Mehdi Nawaz Jung
3 March 1962 19 September 1963 Second

(1962–66)

[6]
2 Balwantrai Mehta   Bhavnagar 19 September 1963 19 September 1965 2 years, 0 days
3 Hitendra Kanaiyalal Desai Olpad 19 September 1965 3 April 1967 5 years, 245 days Nityanand Kanungo
3 April 1967 12 May 1971 Indian National Congress (O) Third

(1967–71)

[7]
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)
  N/A 13 May 1971 17 March 1972 309 days N/A Dissolved Shriman Narayan
4 Ghanshyam Chotalal Oza Dehgam 17 March 1972 17 July 1973 1 year, 122 days Indian National Congress Fourth

(1972–74)

[9]
5 Chimanbhai Patel Sankheda 17 July 1973 9 February 1974 207 days K. K. Viswanathan
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)
  N/A 9 February 1974 18 June 1975 1 year, 129 days N/A Dissolved
6 Babubhai Jashbhai Patel Sabarmati 18 June 1975 12 March 1976 268 days Indian National Congress (O)
(Janata Morcha)
Fifth

(1975–80)

[10]
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)
  N/A 12 March 1976 24 December 1976 287 days N/A
7 Madhav Singh Solanki Bhadran 24 December 1976 10 April 1977 107 days Indian National Congress
(6) Babubhai Jashbhai Patel Sabarmati 11 April 1977 17 February 1980 2 years, 312 days Janata Party
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)
  N/A 17 February 1980 6 June 1980 110 days N/A Sharda Mukherjee
(7) Madhav Singh Solanki Bhadran 7 June 1980 10 March 1985 5 years, 29 days Indian National Congress Sixth

(1980–85)

[11]
11 March 1985 6 July 1985 Seventh

(1985–90)

[12] Braj Kumar Nehru
8 Amarsinh Bhilabhai Chaudhary Vyara (ST) 6 July 1985 9 December 1989 4 years, 156 days
(7) Madhav Singh Solanki Bhadran 10 December 1989 3 March 1990 83 days Ram Krishna Trivedi
(5) Chimanbhai Patel Unjha 4 March 1990 25 October 1990 3 years, 350 days Janata Dal Eighth

(1990–95)

[13]
25 October 1990 17 February 1994 Janata Dal (Gujarat) Mahipal Shastri
9 Chhabildas Mehta Mahuva 17 February 1994 13 March 1995 1 year, 24 days Indian National Congress Sarup Singh
10 Keshubhai Patel   Visavadar 14 March 1995 21 October 1995 221 days Bharatiya Janata Party Ninth

(1995–98)

[14]
11 Suresh Mehta Mandvi 21 October 1995 19 September 1996 334 days Naresh Chandra
Vacant[c]
(President's rule)
  N/A 19 September 1996 23 October 1996 27 days N/A Krishna Pal Singh
12 Shankersinh Vaghela   Radhanpur 23 October 1996 27 October 1997 1 year, 35 days Rashtriya Janata Party
13 Dilip Ramanbhai Parikh Dhandhuka 28 October 1997 4 March 1998 188 days
(10) Keshubhai Patel   Visavadar 4 March 1998 6 October 2001 3 years, 216 days Bharatiya Janta Party Tenth

(1998–2002)

[15]
14 Narendra Damodardas Modi   Rajkot Pashchim 7 October 2001 22 December 2002 12 years, 227 days Sunder Singh Bhandari
Maninagar 22 December 2002 22 December 2007 Eleventh

(2002–07)

[16]
23 December 2007 20 December 2012 Twelfth

(2007–12)

[17] Nawal Kishore Sharma
20 December 2012 22 May 2014 Thirteenth

(2012–17)

[18] Kamala Beniwal
15 Anandiben Mafatbhai Patel   Ghatlodia 22 May 2014 7 August 2016 2 years, 77 days
16 Vijay Ramniklal Rupani   Rajkot West 7 August 2016 26 December 2017 4 years, 201 days Om Prakash Kohli
26 December 2017 Incumbent Fourteenth

(2017–22)

[19]

NotesEdit

Footnotes
  1. ^ A parenthetical number indicates that the incumbent has previously held office.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b c d e 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.[8]
References
  1. ^ a b 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 Gujarat as well.
  2. ^ "Gujarat". Government of India. Retrieved 16 January 2008.
  3. ^ Chief Ministers of Gujarat. Gujarat Vidhan Sabha. Retrieved on 18 December 2012.
  4. ^ List of Duration of Sessions (1 to 12 Vidhansabha) and sittings of Gujarat Legislative Assembly. Gujarat Vidhan Sabha. Retrieved on 18 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of Bombay". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Key Highlights of General Election, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Key Highlights of General Election, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  8. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". Rediff.com. 15 March 2005.
  9. ^ "Key Highlights of General Election, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Key Highlights of General Election, 1975, to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Key Highlights of General Election, 1980, to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Key Highlights of General Election, 1985, to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  13. ^ "Key Highlights of General Election, 1990, to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  14. ^ "Key Highlights of General Election, 1995, to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  15. ^ "Key Highlights of General Election, 1998, to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  16. ^ "Key Highlights of General Election, 2002, to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  17. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2007, to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  18. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2012, to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  19. ^ "BJP retains Vijay Rupani as CM in Gujarat, but is undecided in Himachal Pradesh". The Indian Express. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.

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