List of Chief Ministers of Gujarat (1960-2022)

In this article, we have provided a list of all the Chief Ministers of Gujarat from 1960 to the present, along with their tenures and parties.
List of all Chief Ministers of Gujarat (1960-2021)
List of all Chief Ministers of Gujarat (1960-2021)

According to the Indian Constitution, the Chief Minister is the de facto executive authority while the Governor is the de jure head of the state. In India, the government is headed by the state's chief minister. The appointment of the Chief Minister and other Ministers by the Governor is covered in Article 164 of the Indian Constitution.

Gujarat was established on 1 May 1960 after the Bombay State's Gujarati-speaking districts were separated from it as a result of the Mahagujarat movement. Jivraj Narayan Mehta of the Indian National Congress served as the state's first Chief Minister.

Vijay Rupani and his Cabinet left Gujarat, and Bhupendra Patel was sworn in as the new chief minister.

For the 2022 elections, voting in Ghatlodia will be held on December 05 and the counting will be taken on December 08 according to recent reports.

In this article, we have provided a list of all the Chief Ministers of Gujarat from  1960-2022. 

List of Chief Ministers of Gujarat (1960-2022)

S.No. Chief Minister Tenure Party
1. Jivraj Narayan Mehta

1 May 1960

-

19 September 1963

Indian National Congress
2. Balwantrai Mehta

19 September 1963

-

19 September 1965

Indian National Congress
3. Hitendra Kanaiyalal Desai

19 September 1965

-

12 May 1971

Indian National Congress

Indian National Congress (O) [since 3 April 1967]

  President's Rule

13 May 1971

-

17 March 1972

 
4. Ghanshyam Oza

17 March 1972

-

17 July 1973

Indian National Congress
5. Chimanbhai Patel

17 July 1973

-

9 February 1974

Indian National Congress
  President's Rule

9 February 1974

-

18 June 1975

 
6. Babubhai J. Patel

18 June 1975

-

12 March 1976

Indian National Congress (O)

(Janata Morcha)

  President's Rule

12 March 1976

-

24 December 1976

 
7. Madhav Singh Solanki

24 December 1976

-

10 April 1977

Indian National Congress
(6) Babubhai J. Patel

11 April 1977

-

17 February 1980

Janata Party
  President's Rule

17 February 1980

-

6 June 1980

 
(7) Madhav Singh Solanki

7 June 1980

-

6 July 1985

Indian National Congress
8. Amarsinh Chaudhary

6 July 1985

-

9 December 1989

Indian National Congress
(7) Madhav Singh Solanki

10 December 1989

-

3 March 1990

Indian National Congress
(5) Chimanbhai Patel

4 March 1990

-

17 February 1994

Janata Dal 

 

Indian National Congress (since 17 February 1994)

9. Chhabildas Mehta

17 February 1994

-

13 March 1995

Indian National Congress
10. Keshubhai Patel

14  March 1995

-

21 October 1995


Bharatiya Janata Party
11. Suresh Mehta

21 October 1995

-

19 September 1996


Bharatiya Janata Party
  President's Rule

19 September 1996

-

23 October 1996

 
12. Shankersinh Vaghela

23 October 1996

-

27 October 1997


Rashtriya Janata Party
13. Dilip Parikh

28 October 1997

-

4 March 1998


Rashtriya Janata Party
(10) Keshubhai Patel

4 March 1998

-

6 October 2001


Bharatiya Janata Party
14. Narendra Modi

7 October 2001

-

22 May 2014


Bharatiya Janata Party
15. Anandiben Patel

22 May 2014

-

7 August 2016


Bharatiya Janata Party
16. Vijay Rupani

7 August 2016

-

13 September 2021


Bharatiya Janata Party
17. Bhupendra Patel

13 September 2021

-

12 December 2022


Bharatiya Janata Party
18. Bhupendra Patel

12 December 2022

-

Incumbent

Bharatiya Janata Party

Key Highlights: 

1- The first Chief Minister of the state was Jivraj Narayan Mehta.

2- Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the longest-serving Chief Minister of Gujarat (2001-2014).

3- The first female Chief Minister of the state is Anandiben Patel. 

4- Bhupendra Patel is also the one to serve for the shortest periods as 17th CM.

 

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