List of chief ministers of Chhattisgarh

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Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
Bhupesh Baghel, June 2018.jpg
Incumbent
Bhupesh Baghel

since 17 December 2018
Residence B-3, C.M. House, Civil Lines, Raipur [1]
Appointer Governor of Chhattisgarh
Inaugural holder Ajit Jogi
Formation1 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. [2]

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.

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Chhattisgarh Central-east state in India

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.

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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. [3] 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 Jogi Indian politician

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.

Indian National Congress Major political party in India

The Indian National Congress(pronunciation ) is a political party in India with widespread roots. It was the first modern nationalist movement to emerge in the British Empire in Asia and Africa. From the late 19th century, and especially after 1920, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, Congress became the principal leader of the Indian independence movement. Congress led India to independence from Great Britain, and powerfully influenced other anticolonial movements in the British Empire.

Chief ministers of Chhattisgarh

   Bharatiya Janata Party         Indian National Congress
No.Name [4]
(Constituency) [5]
PortraitTerm
(tenure length) [4]
Party [lower-alpha 1] [5] [6] Assembly [5] [6]
(election)
1 Ajit Jogi
(Marwahi)
Ajit Jogi.png 1 November 2000 – 5 December 2003
(3 years, 34 days)
Indian National Congress First/Interim Assembly [lower-alpha 2]
(1998 election)
2 Raman Singh
(Rajnandgaon)
CM Raman Singh.jpg 7 December 2003 – 11 December 2008
(5 years, 4 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Second Assembly
(2003 election)
12 December 2008 – 11 December 2013
(4 years, 364 days)
Third Assembly
(2008 election)
12 December 2013 – 17 December 2018
(5 years, 5 days)
Fourth Assembly
(2013 election)
3 Bhupesh Baghel
(Patan)
Bhupesh Baghel.jpg 17 December 2018 – present
(249 days)
Indian National Congress Fifth Assembly
(2018 election)

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. The first Legislative Assembly of Chhattisgarh was constituted by the MLAs elected in the 1998 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, whose constituencies were in the newly formed Chhattisgarh. [7]

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References

  1. "Cabinet". Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly. Archived from the original on 9 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  2. Basu, Durga Das (2011) [1st pub. 1960]. Introduction to the Constitution of India (20th ed.). LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur. pp. 241–245. ISBN   978-81-8038-559-9. Note: although the text talks about Indian state governments in general, it applies for the specific case of Chhattisgarh as well.
  3. Venkatesan, V. (1 September 2000). "Chhattisgarh: quite arrival". Frontline . 17 (17). Raipur. Archived from the original on 3 August 2019.
  4. 1 2 "माननीय मुख्यमंत्रियों की सूची" [List of Honourable Chief Ministers]. Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly (in Hindi). Archived from the original on 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  5. 1 2 3 "छत्तीसगढ़ विधानसभा के माननीय पूर्व सदस्यों की सूची" [List of Honourable Ex-members of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly]. Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly (in Hindi). Archived from the original on 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  6. 1 2 "पंचम विधानसभा के माननीय सदस्य" [Honourable Members of the Fifth Legislative Assembly]. Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly (in Hindi). Archived from the original on 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  7. "The Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2000" (PDF). 2000. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.