List of Chief Ministers of Rajasthan

The Chief Minister of Rajasthan is the head of the Rajasthan Government. The governor is held responsible to appoint the Chief Minister, whose council of ministers is accountable to the assembly. Let us have a look at the list of Chief Ministers of Rajasthan.
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List of Chief Ministers of Rajasthan
List of Chief Ministers of Rajasthan

As we know that the Chief Minister is the head of the Government appointed by the Governor. According to the Constitution of India, Chief Minister is the de facto executive authority of the State. The term of the Chief Minister is not fixed and he holds office during the pleasure of the governor. But the governor can't dismiss him as long as he enjoys the majority support in the legislative assembly. But, if he loses the confidence of the assembly, he must resign or the governor can dismiss him. 

1. Ashok Gehlot

Jagranjosh

Tenure: 17 December, 2018 till Present

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: He was born on 3 May, 1951 and his hometown is at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. He is an Indian politician and current Chief Minister of Rajasthan.  He has been the Chief Minister of Rajasthan on two occasions, from 1998 to 2003 and again from2008 to 2013. He has also served as Union Minister a few times. In 1980, he was elected first time to the 7th Lok Sabha from jodhpur parliamentary constituency. 

2. Vasundhara Raje

Jagranjosh

Source: www.molitics.in.com

Tenure: 13 December, 2013 - 16 December, 2018

Party: Bhartiya Janata Party

About her: On 8 March, 1953 Vasundhara Raje was born. The leader of BJP remained CM of Rajasthan twice that is from 2003 - 2008 and again from 2013 -2018. In 1985 she became a member of the Rajasthan Assembly and in 1989 she was elected to the 9th Lok Sabha.

3. Ashok Gehlot

Tenure: 12 December, 2008 - 13 December, 2013

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: Ashok Gehlot has been the CM of Rajasthan two times from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2008 to 2013. He served in the Union Cabinet of former Prime Ministers of India, Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, and P.V. Narsimha Rao. He has also served in the Union Cabinet thrice. He remained the Union Deputy Minister of Civil Aviation & Tourism from September 2, 1982 to February 7, 1984. He then became the Deputy Minister of Sports and served the Sports Ministry from February 7, 1984 to October 31, 1984 and again from November 12, 1984 to December 31, 1984.  Ashok Gehlot served as the Union Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation of state from December 31, 1984 to September 26, 1985. He was made the Union Minister of Textiles with Independent Charge of the State.

4. Vasundhara Raje       

Tenure: 8 December 2003 - 11 December 2008  

Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

About her: Vasundhara Raje was the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Rajasthan from December 2003 to December 2008. Vasundhara Raje is the 1st woman Chief Minister of Rajasthan state.

5. Ashok Gehlot 

 Jagranjosh

Source: www.hindustantimes.com            

Tenure: 1 December 1998-8 December 2003      

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: He remained the Union Deputy Minister of Civil Aviation & Tourism from September 2, 1982 to February 7, 1984. He then became the Deputy Minister of Sports and served the Sports Ministry from February 7, 1984 to October 31, 1984 and again from November 12, 1984 to December 31, 1984.  Ashok Gehlot served in the Union Cabinet of former Prime Ministers of India, Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, and P.V. Narsimha Rao. He has also served in the Union Cabinet thrice. Ashok Gehlot served as the Union Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation of state from December 31, 1984 to September 26, 1985. He was made the Union Minister of Textiles with Independent Charge of the State.

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6.  Bhairon Singh Shekhawat

Tenure: 4 December 1993 - 29 November 1998  

Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

About him: Bhairon Singh Shekhawat was the eleventh Vice President of India. He has served that position from August, 2002, when he was elected to a 5-year term by an electoral college.

7. Vacant

(President's rule)           

Period: 15 December 1992 - 4 December 1993   

 8. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat

Tenure: 4 March 1990 - 15 December 1992          

Political party: Bharatiya Janata Party

About him: Bhairon Singh Shekhawat was the eleventh Vice President of India. He has served that position from August, 2002, when he was selected to a 5 year term by an electoral college.

 9. Hari Dev Joshi

Tenure: 4 December 1989 - 4 March 1990

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: Hari Deo Joshi was a politician of India and a freedom fighter. He was born in Khandu village near Banswara. He became the leader of Indian National Congress in Rajasthan.

10.  Shiv Charan Mathur

Tenure: 20 January 1988-4 December 1989

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: Shiv Charan Mathur was a Politian of India. He also served as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan from the year 1981 to 1985 and from1988 to 1989. Later, he served as a Governor of Assam from 2008 - 2009.

11.  Hari Dev Joshi    

Jagranjosh

Source:www.patrika.com

Tenure: 10 March 1985-20 January 1988

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: Hari Deo Joshi was a politician of India and a freedom fighter. He was born in Khandu village near Banswara. He became the leader of Indian National Congress in Rajasthan.

12.  Hira Lal Devpura         

Tenure: 23 February 1985 - 10 March 1985

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: Hira Lal Devpura was Chief Minister of Rajasthan from February 23, 1985 to March 10, 1985.

13. Shiv Charan Mathur 

Tenure: 14 July 1981 - 23 February 1985

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: Shiv Charan Mathur was a Politian of India. He also served as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan from the year 1981 to 1985 and from1988 to 1989. Later, he served as a Governor of Assam from 2008 - 2009.

14.  Jagannath Pahadia      

Tenure: 6 June 1980 - 13 July 1981

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: Jagannath Pahadia is a politician of India and is a leader of the Indian National Congress.

15. Vacant: (President's rule)           

Period: 16 February 1980 - 6 June 1980

16.  Bhairon Singh Shekhawat   

   Jagranjosh

Source: www.news.bbc.co.uk.com  

Tenure: 22 June 1977 - 16 February 1980              

Party: Janata Party

About him: Bhairon Singh Shekhawat was the eleventh Vice President of India. He has served that position from August, 2002, when he was elected to a 5-year term by an electoral college.

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17. Vacant: (President's rule)           

Period: 29 April 1977 - 22 June 1977

18.  Hari Dev Joshi

Tenure: 11 August 1973-29 April 1977

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: Hari Deo Joshi was a freedom fighter and an Indian politician. He has served as the governor of Meghalaya, West Bengal, and Assam.

19.  Barkatullah Khan          

Tenure: 9 July 1971 - 11 August 1973

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: Barkatullah Khan was an Indian politician from Rajasthan and the leader of Indian National Congress. He was selected to state assembly from the Jodhpur region of Rajasthan.

20.  Mohan Lal Sukhadia        

Period: 26 April 1967 - 9 July 1971

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: Mohan Lal Sukhadia became Chief Minister when he was 38 years of age and was accountable for bringing key developments and reforms in Rajasthan. He is usually admired as the "founder of modern Rajasthan".

21. Vacant: (President's rule)           

Period: 13 March 1967-26 April 1967

22. Mohan Lal Sukhadia   

Jagranjosh

Source: www.hindi.news18.com

Tenure: 13 November 1954 - 13 March 1967

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: Mohan Lal Sukhadia became Chief Minister when he was 38 years of age and was accountable for bringing key developments and reforms in Rajasthan. He is usually admired as the "founder of modern Rajasthan".

23. Jai Narayan Vyas

Tenure: 1 November 1952 - 12 November 1954

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: Jai Narayan Vyas was the Chief Minister of Rajasthan. He was from Jodhpur and was the leader of Indian National Congress. Jai Narain Vyas University is name after him.

24. Tika Ram Paliwal           

Tenure: 3 March 1952 - 31 October 1952

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: Tika Ram Paliwal was a politician of India, who became Rajasthan’s Chief Minister from March 3, 1952 to October 31, 1952. He was the MLA from Mahuwa twice in the year 1952 and in 1957. In the year 1962, he was elected from Hindaun Lok Sabha as an independent candidate.

25. Jai Narayan Vyas          

Tenure: 26 April 1951 - 3 March 1952

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: Jai Narayan Vyas was the Chief Minister of Rajasthan. He was from Jodhpur and was the leader of the Indian National Congress. Jai Narain Vyas University is named after him.

26.  C. S. Venkatachari       

Tenure: 6 January 1951  - 25 April 1951

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: Cadambi Sheshachar Venkatachar was a diplomat, an Indian Civil Servant, and the Chief Minister of the Indian state, Rajasthan from January 6, 1951 to April 25, 1951. A compilation of his writings that were edited by K.M. Acharya and S. Sapru was published under the title, “Witness to the Century”.

27.  Heera Lal Shastri

Jagranjosh

Source: www.en.wikipedia.org.com

Tenure: 7 April 1949 - 5 January 1951

Party: Indian National Congress

About him: Pandit Hiralal Shastri was the First Chief Minister of Rajasthan and an Indian politician. In the year 1937, he joined Jaipur Rajya Praja Mandal and he was twice elected the General Secretary and President of it. In the year 1939, he led the Satyagraha for achievement of civil liberties of the Praja Mandal and suffered a 6 months imprisonment. In the year 1947, he was selected as the General Secretary of All India States Peoples Conference. He was also elected to the Constituent Assembly in the same year.

Chief Minister

Term

Party

Heera Lal Shastri

7 April, 1949-5  January, 1951

Indian National Congress

C S Venkatachari

6 January, 1951- 25 April, 1951

Indian National Congress

Jai Narayan Vyas

26 April, 1951- 3 March, 1952

Indian National Congress

Tika Ram Paliwal

3 March, 1952- 31 October, 1952

Indian National Congress

Jai Narayan Vyas

1 November, 1952- 12 November, 1954

Indian National Congress

Mohan Lal Sukhadia

13 November, 1954 – 11 April, 1957

Indian National Congress

Mohan Lal Sukhadia

11 April, 1957- 11 March, 1962

Indian National Congress

Mohan Lal Sukhadia

12 March, 1962- 13 March, 1967

Indian National Congress

President's rule

13 March, 1967- 26 April, 1967

 

Mohan Lal Sukhadia

26 April, 1967- 9 July, 1971

Indian National Congress

Barkatullah Khan

9 July, 1971- 11 August, 1973

Indian National Congress

Hari Dev Joshi        

11 August, 1973- 29 April , 1977

Indian National Congress

President's rule

29 April, 1977- 22 June, 1977

 

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat  

22 June, 1977- 16 February, 1980

Janata Party

Jagannath Pahadia

6 June, 1980- 13 July, 1981

Indian National Congress

Shiv Charan Mathur

14 July, 1981- 23 February, 1985

Indian National Congress

Hira Lal Devpura

23 February, 1985 – 10 March , 1985

Indian National Congress

Hari Dev Joshi

10 March, 1985- 20 January, 1988

Indian National Congress

Shiv Charan Mathur

20 January, 1988 – 4 December, 1989

Indian National Congress

Hari Dev Joshi

4 December, 1989- 4 March, 1990

Indian National Congress

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat

4 March, 1990- 15 December, 1992

Bharatiya Janata Party

President's rule

15 December, 1992 – 4 December, 1993   

 

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat  

4 December, 1993 – 29 November, 1998   

Bharatiya Janata Party

Ashok Gehlot

1 December, 1998- 8 December, 2003

Indian National Congress

Vasundhara Raje Scindia

8 December, 2003- 11 December, 2008

Bharatiya Janata Party

Ashok Gehlot

12 December, 2008- 13 December, 2013

Indian National Congress

Vasundhara Raje Scindia

13 December, 2013- 12 December, 2018   

Bharatiya Janata Party

 

 

 

So, these are the Chief Ministers of Rajasthan and also a small description about them.

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