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List of all Prime Ministers of India

06-SEP-2016 18:02

    As we know that India is called the biggest democracy of the world. Articles 74 & 75 of the constitution of India deal with the Council of Ministers and Prime Minister. Since 1947 to 2016 India has seen 16 prime ministers.  Jawahar lal Nehru  served the post of prime minister for 6130 days followed by the Indira Gnadhi- 5829 days and Dr. Manmohan Singh-3656 days.

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    List of all the Prime Ministers is given below:

    S.N.

    Name

    Born-Dead

    Term of office

    Remark

    1.

    Jawahar Lal Nehru

    (1889–1964)

    5 August 1947-27 May 1964

    16 years, 286 days

    First prime minister of India and longest serving PM of India, first to die in office.

    2.

    Gulzarilal Nanda

    (1898–1998)

    27 May,1964 to 9 June 1964,

    13 days

    First acting PM of India

    3.

    Lal Bahadur Shastri

    (1904–1966)

    9 June, 1964 to 11 January 1966

    1 year, 216 days

    He given slogan of 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' during Indo-Pak war of 1965

    4.

    Indira Gandhi

    (1917–1984)

    24 January 1966 to 24 March 1977

    11 years, 59 days

    First lady prime minister of India

    5.

    Morarji Desai

    (1896–1995)

    24 Jan., 1966 to 24 March 1977  

    11 years, 59 days

    Oldest to become PM @ 81 and first to resign from office

    6.

    Charan Singh

    (1902–1987)

    28 July, 1979 to 14 Jan. 1980

    170 days

    Only PM who did not face the parliament

    7.

    Indira Gandhi

    (1917–1984)

    14 Jan.1980 to 31 Oct. 1984

    4 years, 291 days

    First lady who served as PM for second term

    8.

    Rajiv Gandhi

    (1944–1991)

    31 Oct, 1984 to 2 Dec. 198

    5 years, 32 days

    Youngest to become PM @ 40

    9.

    V. P. Singh

    (1931–2008)

    2 Dec. 1989 to 10 Nov. 1990

    343 days

    First PM to step down after vote of no confidence

    10.

    Chandra Shekhar

    (1927–2007)

    10 November,1990 to 21 June 1991

    223 days

    He belongs to  Samajwadi Janata Party

    11.

    P. V. Narasimha Rao

    (1921–2004)

    21 June 1991 to 16 May 1996

    4 years, 330 days

    First PM from south India

    12.

    Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    (born 1924)

    16 May, 1996 to 1 June 1996

    16 days

    PM for shortest tenure

    13.

    H. D. Deve Gowda

    (born 1933)

    1 June, 1996 to 21 April 1997

    324 days

    He belongs to  Janata Dal

    14.

    Inder Kumar Gujral

    (1919–2012)

    21 April 1997 to 19 March, 1998  332 days

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    15.

    Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    (born 1924)

    19 March, 1998 to 22 May 2004 

    6 years, 64 days

    First non congress PM who completed full term as PM

    16.

    Manmohan Singh

    (born 1932)

    22 004 to 26 May 2014   

    10 years, 4 May 2 days

    First Sikh PM

    17.

    Narendra Modi

    (born 1950)

    26 May 2014, Incumbent

    2 years, 102 days

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