Governors & CM of 29 States & LG

Governors & CM of 29 States & LG

After the recent Assembly Elections 2018, the Indian National Congress (INC) on Saturday has announced that it has captured the power in three vital states of India—Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh.

With the rounds of discussions and top-level meetings, the Congress has appointed new Chief Ministers in these states after their major victory.

Who is a Chief Minister in India?

  • According to the Indian Constitution, a Chief Minister is the elected head of the council of ministers in a state
  • In simpler words, the one who controls, rules or handles the functions of a particular state
  • The candidate who becomes Chief Minister oversees the day-to-day functioning of the state government
  • A CM is assisted by the council of ministers, which consists of cabinet ministers and deputy ministers — among others
  • With the help of media, the CM is responsible for communicating all policies and decisions to the people of the state

Difference between Chief Minister and Governor

  • The Chief Minister is vested with the ‘de facto’ executive powers and Governor is the official ‘head of the state’
  • The CM is appointed, and sworn in, by the Governor of the state

Here’s a list of current Chief Ministers in India

1. Nara Chandrababu Naidu – Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh’s CM, Nara Chandrababu Naidu.
  • Nara Chandrababu Naidu was born on April 20, 1950, Naravaripalli, near Tirupati, India
  • He is an Indian politician who was the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh from 1995 to 2004 before he was again appointed as CM in 2014

2. Pema Khandu – Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh’s CM, Pema Khandu
  • Pema Khandu is an Arunachalese politician and the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
  • He is a graduate from Hindu College, Delhi University, and is the youngest CM of India

3. Sarbanda Sonowal – Assam

Assam’s CM, Sarbananda Sonowal
  • Sarbananda Sonowal is the 14th Chief Minister of Assam
  • He is a BJP member and represents Majuli constituency in Assam’s state legislative assembly
  • He was Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs under Narendra Modi-led NDA government from 2014 to 2016

4. Nitish Kumar – Bihar

Bihar’s CM, Nitish Kumar (Image: Getty)
  • Nitish Kumar is a senior Indian politician and is the current Chief Minister of Bihar
  • He has held the position since 2005
  • He has successfully appointed more than one lakh school teachers during his tenure as Chief Minister of Bihar

5. Bhupesh Baghel – Chhattisgarh

Chattisgarh’s CM, Bhupesh Baghel
  • Born in 1961, Bhupesh Baghel has become the third Chief Minister of the state according to Doordarshan News
  • Baghel managed to pip other three contenders — TS Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu and Charan Das Mahant for the top post of the state in the Assembly Elections 2018
  • He has taken over the position of Raman Singh who served Chattisgarh as CM from December 7, 2003, to December 11, 2018
  • Congress has ended the 15-year-old regime of Raman Singh by appointing Baghel as a new CM

6. Vacant (under Governor’s rule) – Jammu and Kashmir

Former CM Mehbooba Mufti with current Governor of Jammu and Kashmir NN Vohra. (Image: PTI)
  • Mehbooba Mufti served as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir from April 4, 2016, but later resigned on June 19, 2018
  • She sent her resignation to NN Vohra, the current governor of the state because BJP withdrew its support from the People’s Democratic Party

Currently, the seat of CM in the state is vacant. However, now Jammu and Kashmir have Kavinder Gupta as a new deputy CM, replacing BJP’s Nirmal Singh.

7. Manohar Parrikar – Goa

Goa’s CM, Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar
  • Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar was Chief Minister of Goa from March 14, 2017 till March 17, 2019 when he passed away from pancreatic cancer
  • He is a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party
  • He was earlier a member of the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh but resigned after the 2017 Goa Legislative Assembly election to become Chief Minister of Goa

8. Vijaybhai R Rupani – Gujarat

Gujarat’s CM, Vijaybhai R Rupani
  • Vijaybhai R Rupani is currently the Chief Minister of Gujarat
  • He represents Rajkot West Assembly constituency in Gujarat’s state legislative assembly
  • He is a Bachelor of Arts degree-holder
  • He is the only minister in the present cabinet of Gujarat who was arrested during the Emergency era

9. Manohar Lal Khattar – Haryana

Haryana’s CM, ML Khattar (Image: Getty)
  • Manohar Lal Khattar is the current Chief Minister of Haryana and belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
  • Khattar started his political career in 1977 by joining the RSS at the young age of 24 years

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10. Jairam Thakur – Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh’s CM, Jai Ram Thakur
  • Jai Ram Thakur is the current Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh
  • On December 24, he became a BJP legislative party leader after defeating Prem Kumar Dhumal
  • On December 27, 2017, he became the 13th CM of the state

11. Raghubar Das – Jharkhand

Jharkhand’s CM, Raghubar Das. (Image: Getty)
  • Raghubar Das is the 10th Chief Minister of Jharkhand
  • He is the first non-tribal chief minister in the state’s 14-year history
  • He was sworn in as the Jharkhand’s Chief Minister on December 28, 2014

12. HD Kumaraswamy – Karnataka

Karnataka’s CM, HD Kumaraswamy. (Image: Getty)
  • HD Kumaraswamy is the current CM of Karnataka
  • He was elected to the Karnataka Assembly from Channapatna and Ramanagara Assembly Constituency
  • HD Kumaraswamy is the son of former Prime Minister of India HD Deve Gowda and Chennamma

13. Pinarayi Vijayan – Kerala

Kerala’s CM, Pinarayi Vijayan (Image: Getty)
  • Pinarayi Vijayan is the current Chief Minister of Kerala
  • He was sworn-in as the 12th Chief Minister of Kerala on May 25, 2016
  • He got elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1970, 1977, 1991 and 1996

14. Kamal Nath- Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh’s CM, Kamal Nath
  • Born on November 18, 1946, in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Kamal Nath has taken the oath as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 17, 2018
  • He completed his graduation in B Com from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • In the Assembly Elections 2018, Kamal Nath has taken over the position of Shivraj Singh Chouhan who belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party

15. Devendra Fadnavis – Maharashtra

Maharashtra’s CM, Devendra Gangadhar Fadnavis. (Image: Getty)
  • Devendra Gangadhar Fadnavis took an oath of office on October 31, 2014, at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
  • He became the second youngest Chief Minister of the state at the age of 44
  • He was also awarded the Best Parliamentarian Award by Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in 2002-03

16: N Biren Singh – Manipur

Manipur’s CM, Nongthombam Biren Singh (Image: Getty)
  • Nongthombam Biren Singh was born on January 1, 1961
  • Apart from being a politician, he is also a former footballer and journalist
  • He is the present Chief Minister of Manipur

In March 2017, he was elected as the leader of the BJP Legislatures Party of Manipur and was sworn in as Chief Minister of Manipur on March 15, 2017.

17. Conrad Kongkal Sangma – Meghalaya

CM of Meghalaya, Conrad Kongkal Sangma.
  • Conrad Kongkal Sangma is the current Chief Minister of Meghalaya
  • He was declared the Chief Minister by swearing in on March 6, 2018
  • He also presented his first budget within 10 days of being the CM of Meghalaya

18. Pu Zoramthanga- Mizoram

Mizoram’s CM, Zoramthanga
  • Born on July 13, 1944, Pu Zoramthanga, the new Chief Minister of Mizoram is the leader of Mizo National Front
  • Earlier, Zoramthanga has served this position from December 4, 1998, to December 9, 2008, for two consecutive terms
  • He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor K Rajasekharan during a ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Aizawl
  • At 74, he has dethroned Pu Lalthanhawla, the former Chief Minister of Mizoram who held this post for 10 years starting from December 2008 to December 2018

19. Neiphiu Rio – Nagaland

Nagaland’s CM, Neiphiu Rio (Image: Getty)
  • Neiphiu Rio is Nagaland’s current Chief Minister
  • He previously also served as CM of the state for three consecutive terms during 2003-08, 2008-13 and 2013-14
  • In 1989, he got elected to Nagaland Assembly from Northern Angami-II constituency as a Congress candidate

20. Naveen Patnaik – Odisha

Odisha’s CM, Naveen Patnaik.
  • Naveen Patnaik is the 14th and incumbent Chief Minister of Odisha
  • He is the founding chief of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)

Naveen Patnaik was honored by the United Nations (UN) for evacuating nearly a million people ahead of the tropical storm Cyclone Phailin that hit coastal Odisha in October 2013.

21. Amarinder Singh – Punjab

Punjab’s CM, Captain Amarinder Singh. (Image: Getty)
  • Captain Amarinder Singh is the 26th Chief Minister of Punjab
  • Prior to this, he served as Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002-2007
  • Amarinder Singh was introduced to Congress by Rajiv Gandhi and was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1980

22. Ashok Gehlot – Rajasthan

Rajasthan’s CM, Ashok Gehlot
  • Ashok Gehlot was born on May 3, 1951, and his educational qualifications are BSc, M.A. (Economics), LLB
  • Earlier, he has served as Chief Minister of this state from December 1, 1998, to December 8, 2003, and then again from December 13, 2008, to December 13, 2013
  • Before Assembly Elections 2018, Vasundhara Raje was the Chief Minister of Rajasthan

23. Pawan Kumar Chamling – Sikkim

Sikkim’s CM, Pawan Kumar Chamling.
  • Pawan Kumar Chamling is the fifth CM of Sikkim

Chamling was continuously engaged in political activities since 1973 and was actively involved in people’s revolution in the same year.

  • He was born on September 22, 1950
  • In 1985, he was elected as a member of Sikkim Legislative Assembly

24. Thiru Edappadi K Palaniswami – Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu’s CM, Thiru Edappadi K Palaniswami.
  • Thiru Edappadi K Palaniswami is the current CM of Tamil Nadu
  • He is an Indian politician and assumed office on February 16, 2017
  • His party is known as ‘All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’

25. K Chandrashekhar Rao – Telangana

Telangana’s CM, Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao. (Image: Getty)
  • Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao is the first Chief Minister of Telangana state
  • He is also the founder of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party formed for the cause of a separate state of Telangana
  • He was born on February 17, 1954, in Siddipet, Medak district of Hyderabad state

26. Biplab Kumar Deb – Tripura

Tripura’s CM, Biplab Kumar Deb.
  • Biplab Kumar Deb is the current and 10th Chief Minister of Tripura
  • He has been the state president of Tripura BJP since early 2016
  • He took his oath as CM on March 9, 2018

27. Yogi Adityanath – Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh’s CM, Yogi Adityanath. (Image: Getty)
  • The current CM of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath’s real name is Ajay Singh Bisht
  • In 1998, he became the youngest member to be elected to the 12th Lok Sabha at 26 years of age
  • He was born on June 5, 1972

28. Trivendra Singh Rawat – Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand’s CM, Trivendra Singh Rawat. (Image: Getty)
  • Trivendra Singh Rawat is the current Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
  • He was appointed as CM of the state in 2017 after winning the Assembly elections
  • Rawat was an active member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh during the period of 1979 to 2002

29. Mamata Banerjee – West Bengal

West Bengal’s CM, Mamata Banerjee . (Image: Getty)
  • Mamata Banerjee is the ninth Chief Minister of West Bengal
  • She is the first lady to hold the Chief Minister’s office in the state
  • She is the only woman CM to win two consecutive terms

Chief Ministers of Territories of India

1. Arvind Kejriwal- Delhi (NCT)

Delhi’s CM, Arvind Kejriwal. (Image: Getty)
  • Arvind Kejriwal is the present CM of Delhi
  • His party (AAP) got a clear majority by winning 67 out of 70 seats in Delhi assembly elections in the year 2015
  • A former Indian Revenue Service officer, he is famously known for his key role in drafting the Jan Lokpal Bill

Delhi: Governed by multiple authorities including Chief Minister

After the Constitution (69th Amendment) Act, 1991 came into force, followed by the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991, the Union Territory of Delhi officially became the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

The Act gave Delhi its own legislative assembly and directed that the administrator thereof appointed shall be designated as the Lieutenant Governor (LG).

At present, Delhi is governed by multiple authorities including the CM.

2. V Narayanasamy- Puducherry (UT)

CM of Puducherry, V Narayanasamy.
  • V Narayanasamy is the current CM of Puducherry
  • He was born on May 30, 1947
  • He is associated with the Indian National Congress
  • He is the 10th Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry since June 2016
Note: According to a Government website, no other union territories have Chief Ministers.
(past governors)
NamePortraitTook office
(tenure length)
Andhra PradeshE. S. L. NarasimhanGovernor of Andhra Pradesh E.S.L. Narasimhan.jpg28 December 2009
(9 years, 119 days)
Arunachal PradeshB. D. MishraGovernor of Arunachal Pradesh B.D. Mishra.jpg3 October 2017
(1 year, 205 days)
AssamJagdish MukhiLt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Prof. Jagdish Mukhi.jpg10 October 2017
(1 year, 198 days)
BiharLalji TandonLalji Tandon at the release event of his book, 'Ankaha Lucknow'.jpg23 August 2018
(246 days)
ChhattisgarhAnandiben Patel
(additional charge)
Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel.jpg15 August 2018
(254 days)
GoaMridula SinhaGovernor of Goa Mridula Sinha.jpg31 August 2014
(4 years, 238 days)
GujaratOm Prakash KohliOm Prakash Kohli on 3 October 2016.jpg16 July 2014
(4 years, 284 days)
HaryanaSatyadev Narayan AryaSatyadev Narayan Arya in August 2018.JPG25 August 2018
(244 days)
Himachal PradeshAcharya Dev VratAcharya Dev Vrat in December 2015.jpg12 August 2015
(3 years, 257 days)
Jammu and KashmirSatya Pal MalikGovernor of Bihar Satya Pal Malik.jpg23 August 2018
(246 days)
JharkhandDraupadi MurmuDraupadi Murmu in December 2016.jpg18 May 2015
(3 years, 343 days)
KarnatakaVajubhai ValaGovernor of Karnataka Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala.jpg1 September 2014
(4 years, 237 days)
KeralaP. SathasivamGovernor of Kerala P. Sathasivam.jpg5 September 2014
(4 years, 233 days)
Madhya PradeshAnandiben PatelChief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel.jpg23 January 2018
(1 year, 93 days)
MaharashtraC. Vidyasagar RaoGovernor of Maharashtra C. Vidyasagar Rao.jpg30 August 2014
(4 years, 239 days)
ManipurNajma HeptullaGovernor of Manipur Najma Heptulla.jpg21 August 2016
(2 years, 248 days)
MeghalayaTathagata RoyTathagata Roy.jpg25 August 2018
(244 days)
MizoramJagdish Mukhi
(additional charge)
Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Prof. Jagdish Mukhi.jpg9 March 2019
(48 days)
NagalandPadmanabha AcharyaGovernor of Tripura Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya.jpg19 July 2014
(4 years, 281 days)
OdishaGaneshi LalGovernor of Odisha Ganeshi Lal at the Puri Rath Yatra.jpg29 May 2018
(332 days)
PunjabV. P. Singh BadnoreGovernor of Punjab and Administrator of U.T. Chandigarh V. P. Singh Badnore.jpg22 August 2016
(2 years, 247 days)
RajasthanKalyan SinghKalyan Singh 2.jpg4 September 2014
(4 years, 234 days)
SikkimGanga PrasadGovernor of Meghalaya Ganga Prasad in July 2018.JPG26 August 2018
(243 days)
Tamil NaduBanwarilal PurohitGovernor of Assam Banwarilal Purohit.jpg6 October 2017
(1 year, 202 days)
TelanganaE. S. L. Narasimhan
(additional charge)
Governor of Andhra Pradesh E.S.L. Narasimhan.jpg2 June 2014
(4 years, 328 days)
TripuraKaptan Singh SolankiGovernor of Punjab and Haryana and Administrator of Chandigarh, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki.jpg25 August 2018
(244 days)
Uttar PradeshRam NaikGovernor of Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik.jpg22 July 2014
(4 years, 278 days)
UttarakhandBaby Rani MauryaThe Governor of Uttarakhand, Baby Rani Maurya.jpg26 August 2018
(243 days)
West BengalKeshari Nath TripathiGovernor of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi.jpg24 July 2014
(4 years, 276 days)

Current lieutenant governors and administrators of union territories

Office and union territory
(past officeholders)
Name[32]PortraitTook office
(tenure length)
Lieutenant Governor of
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Devendra Kumar JoshiLieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Devendra Kumar Joshi.jpg8 October 2017
(1 year, 200 days)
Administrator of
V. P. Singh BadnoreGovernor of Punjab and Administrator of U.T. Chandigarh V. P. Singh Badnore.jpg22 August 2016
(2 years, 247 days)
Administrator of
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Praful Khoda PatelAdministrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Praful Khoda Patel.jpg30 December 2016
(2 years, 117 days)
Administrator of
Daman and Diu
Praful Khoda PatelAdministrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Praful Khoda Patel.jpg29 August 2016
(2 years, 240 days)
Lieutenant Governor of
Anil BaijalLieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal.jpg31 December 2016
(2 years, 116 days)
Administrator of
Farooq KhanAdministrator of Lakshadweep Farooq Khan (cropped).jpg6 September 2016
(2 years, 232 days)
Lieutenant Governor of
Kiran BediLieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi.jpg29 May 2016
(2 years, 332 days)


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