Chief Minister is the head of the government elected by the citizen of the respective state. Chief Minister to a state is what a Prime Minister is to the Nation. He /she is the real ruler of the state. The tenure of a CM is of maximum 5 years and there is no limits to the number of tenures he/she may be selected.
To become a Chief Minister, a candidate must be
- A citizen of India
- 25 years of age or more
- A member of the state legislature and in case he is not, the governor of the state must approve his candidature.
A CM is appointed by the Governor of the state but in actual a candidate who is the leader of the winning party and who has won the majority in the state legislative is elected as Chief Minister.
Power and Functions:
- He is the leader of Legislative Assembly and is responsible for all the government policies in the state.
- He is the leader of council of Ministers and on his advice, the Governor of state appoints and release a minister. He is responsible for maintaining unity and integrity among the Council of ministers.
- On his advices, the Governor of a state functions
Complete List of CM Elected in India
|Shri. Nara Chandrababu Naidu||Andhra Pradesh|
|Shri Kalikho Pul||Arunachal Pradesh|
Shri Sarbananda Sonowal
|Shri Nitish Kumar||Bihar|
|Dr. Raman Singh||Chhattisgarh|
|Shri Arvind Kejriwal||Delhi (NCT)|
|Shri Laxmikant Parsekar||Goa|
|Smt. Anandiben Patel||Gujarat|
|Shri Manohar Lal||Haryana|
|Shri Virbhadra Singh||Himachal Pradesh|
|Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Shri Raghubar Das||Jharkhand|
|Shri Pinarayi Vijayan||Kerala|
|Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan||Madhya Pradesh|
|Shri Devendra Fadnavis||Maharashtra|
|Shri Okram Ibobi Singh||Manipur|
|Dr. Mukul Sangma||Meghalaya|
|Shri Lal Thanhawla||Mizoram|
|Shri. T R Zeliang||Nagaland|
|Shri Naveen Patnaik||Odisha|
|Shri V. Narayanasami||Puducherry (UT)|
|Shri Parkash Singh Badal||Punjab|
|Smt. Vasundhara Raje||Rajasthan|
|Shri Pawan Kumar Chamling||Sikkim|
|Selvi J. Jayalalithaa||Tamil Nadu|
|Shri K Chandrasekhar Rao||Telangana|
|Shri Manik Sarkar||Tripura|
|Shri Akhilesh Yadav||Uttar Pradesh|
|Km. Mamata Banerjee||West Bengal|