|Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh|
|Residence||B-3, C.M. House, Civil Lines, Raipur|
|Appointer||Governor of Chhattisgarh|
|Inaugural holder||Ajit Jogi|
|Formation||1 November 2000|
The Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh is the chief executive of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. 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 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 the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.
The head of government is either the highest or second highest official in the executive branch of a sovereign state, a federated state, or a self-governing colony, who often presides over a cabinet, a group of ministers or secretaries who lead executive departments. "Head of government" is often differentiated from "head of state", as they may be separate positions, individuals, or roles depending on the country.
India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.
Chhattisgarh is one of the 28 states of India, located in the centre-east of the country. It is the ninth-largest state in India, with an area of 135,192 km2 (52,198 sq mi). With a 2011 population of 25.5 million, Chhattisgarh is the 16th-most populated state in the country. A resource-rich state, it is a source of electricity and steel for the country, accounting for 15% of the total steel produced. Chhattisgarh is one of the fastest-developing states in India.
Three people have served as the state's chief minister since Chhattisgarh's formation on 1 November 2000 as a result of the Madhya Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000.The first was Ajit Jogi of the Indian National Congress. He was succeeded in 2003 by Raman Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party who served three consecutive five-year terms. His successor, and current incumbent, is the Indian National Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel who was elected in 2018.
Madhya Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000 is an Act of the Parliament of India which enabled the creation of Chhattisgarh state out of Madhya Pradesh. The law was introduced by NDA government headed by Vajpayee to fulfil its election promise.
Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi is an Indian politician, who served as the first chief minister of the state of Chhattisgarh, India. He was a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party.
The Indian National Congress(
|Bharatiya Janata Party Indian National Congress|
|Party|| Assembly |
|1|| Ajit Jogi |
|1 November 2000 – 5 December 2003|
(3 years, 34 days)
|Indian National Congress||First/Interim Assembly |
|2|| Raman Singh |
|7 December 2003 – 11 December 2008|
(5 years, 4 days)
|Bharatiya Janata Party||Second Assembly|
|12 December 2008 – 11 December 2013|
(4 years, 364 days)
|12 December 2013 – 17 December 2018|
(5 years, 5 days)
|3|| Bhupesh Baghel |
|17 December 2018 – present|
|Indian National Congress||Fifth Assembly|
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