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List of prime ministers of India

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The prime minister of India, is the chief administrative authority of the government of India, the chief adviser to the president of India, head of the Council of Ministers and the leader of the majority party in the parliament of India. The prime minister leads the executive branch of the Government of India.

Narendra Damodar Das Modi is the current prime minister of India, since 26 May 2014.

Since the Independence of India, India has had fifteen prime ministers. The first was Jawaharlal Nehru of the Indian National Congress party.

The current prime minister is Narendra Modi of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since 2014.

Key

Prime ministers

Name
(birth–death); constituency
PortraitParty
(Alliance)
Term of office[2]Elections
(Lok Sabha)
Council of
Ministers
Appointed by
1Jawaharlal Nehru
(1889–1964)
MP for Phulpur
 Indian National Congress15 August
1947
27 May
1964[†]
16 years, 286 daysNehru ILord Mountbatten
1952 (1st)Nehru IIRajendra Prasad
1957 (2nd)Nehru III
1962 (3rd)Nehru IV
2Gulzarilal Nanda
(1898–1998)
MP for Sabarkantha
 Indian National Congress27 May
1964
9 June
1964
13 days – (3rd)(acting)Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
3Lal Bahadur Shastri
(1904–1966)
MP for Allahabad
 Indian National Congress9 June
1964
11 January
1966[†]
1 year, 216 days – (3rd)Shastri
(2)Gulzarilal Nanda
(1898–1998)
MP for Sabarkantha
 Indian National Congress11 January
1966
24 January
1966
13 days – (3rd)(acting)
4Indira Gandhi
(1917–1984)
MP for Rae Bareli
 Indian National Congress24 January
1966
24 March
1977
11 years, 59 days – (3rd)I. Gandhi I
1967 (4th)
1971 (5th)I. Gandhi IIV. V. Giri
5Morarji Desai
(1896–1995)
MP for Surat
 Janata Party24 March
1977
28 July
1979[RES]
2 years, 126 days1977 (6th)DesaiB. D. Jatti
6Charan Singh
(1902–1987)
MP for Baghpat
 Janata Party (Secular)
with INC
28 July
1979
14 January
1980[RES]
170 days – (6th)C. SinghNeelam Sanjiva Reddy
(3)Indira Gandhi
(1917–1984)
MP for Medak
 Indian National Congress (I)14 January
1980[§]
31 October
1984[†]
4 years, 291 days1980 (7th)I. Gandhi III
7Rajiv Gandhi
(1944–1991)
MP for Amethi
 Indian National Congress (I)31 October
1984
2 December
1989
5 years, 32 days – (7th)R. GandhiZail Singh
1984 (8th)
8V. P. Singh
(1931–2008)
MP for Fatehpur
 Janata Dal
(National Front)
2 December
1989
10 November
1990[NC]
343 days1989 (9th)V. P. SinghR. Venkataraman
9Chandra Shekhar
(1927–2007)
MP for Ballia
 Samajwadi Janata Party
with INC
10 November
1990
21 June
1991
223 days – (9th)Chandra Shekhar
10P. V. Narasimha Rao
(1921–2004)
MP for Nandyal
 Indian National Congress (I)21 June
1991
16 May
1996
4 years, 330 days1991 (10th)Rao
11Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(1924–2018)
MP for Lucknow
 Bharatiya Janata Party16 May
1996
1 June
1996[RES]
13 days1996 (11th)Vajpayee IShankar Dayal Sharma
12H. D. Deve Gowda
(born 1933)
MP (Rajya Sabha) for Karnataka
 Janata Dal
(United Front)
1 June
1996
21 April
1997[RES]
324 days– (11th)Deve Gowda
13I. K. Gujral
(1919–2012)
MP (Rajya Sabha) for Bihar
 Janata Dal
(United Front)
21 April
1997
19 March
1998
332 days – (11th)Gujral
(10)Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(1924–2018)
MP for Lucknow
 Bharatiya Janata Party
(NDA)
19 March
1998[§]
22 May
2004
6 years, 64 days1998 (12th)Vajpayee IIK. R. Narayanan
1999 (13th)Vajpayee III
14Manmohan Singh
(born 1932)
MP (Rajya Sabha) for Assam
 Indian National Congress
(UPA)
22 May
2004
26 May
2014
10 years, 4 days2004 (14th)M. Singh IA. P. J. Abdul Kalam
2009 (15th)M. Singh IIPratibha Patil
15Narendra Damodardas Modi
(born 1950)
MP for Varanasi
 Bharatiya Janata Party
(NDA)
26 May
2014[3]
Incumbent7 years, 362 days2014 (16th)N. Modi IPranab Mukherjee
2019 (17th)N. Modi IIRam Nath Kovind

References

  1. "Indian National Congress". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  2. "Former Prime Ministers". PM India. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  3. "Narendra Modi appointed Prime Minister, swearing in on May 26". The Times of India. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015.