List of prime ministers of India

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The prime minister of India, is the chief executive of the government of India. The prime minister leads the executive branch and chairs the Council of Ministers.

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.

  • №: Incumbent number
  • Assassinated or died in office
  • § Returned to office after a previous term
  • RES Resigned
  • NC Resigned following a no-confidence motion

Prime ministers

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No Name
(birth–death); constituency
Portrait Party
(Alliance)
Term of office Elections
(Lok Sabha)
1 Jawaharlal Nehru
(1889–1964)
MP for Phulpur
  Indian National Congress 15 August
1947
27 May
1964[†]
1952 (1st)
1957 (2nd)
1962 (3rd)
2 Ghulzarilal

Nanda (1898-1998)

  IndianNationalCongress 27 May

1964

9 June

1964

-( 3rd )
3 Lal Bahadur Shastri
(1904–1966)
MP for Allahabad
  Indian National Congress 9 June
1964
11 January
1966[†]
 – (3rd)
4 Gulzarilal Nanda (1898-1998)   Indian National Congress 11 January

1966

24 January

1966

- (3rd)
5 Indira Gandhi
(1917–1984)
MP for Rae Bareli
  Indian National Congress 24 January
1966
24 March
1977
 – (3rd)
1967 (4th)
1971 (5th)
6 Morarji Desai
(1896–1995)
MP for Surat
  Janata Party 24 March
1977
28 July
1979[RES]
1977 (6th)
7 Charan Singh
(1902–1987)
MP for Baghpat
  Janata Party (Secular)
with INC
28 July
1979
14 January
1980[RES]
 – (6th)
8 Indira Gandhi
(1917–1984)
MP for Medak
  Indian National Congress (I) 14 January
1980[§]
31 October
1984[†]
1980 (7th)
9 Rajiv Gandhi
(1944–1991)
MP for Amethi
  Indian National Congress (I) 31 October
1984
2 December
1989
 – (7th)
1984 (8th)
10 V. P. Singh
(1931–2008)
MP for Fatehpur
  Janata Dal
(National Front)
2 December
1989
10 November
1990[NC]
1989 (9th)
11 Chandra Shekhar
(1927–2007)
MP for Ballia
  Samajwadi Janata Party
with INC
10 November
1990
21 June
1991
 – (9th)
12 P. V. Narasimha Rao
(1921–2004)
MP for Nandyal
  Indian National Congress (I) 21 June
1991
16 May
1996
1991 (10th)
13 Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(1924–2018)
MP for Lucknow
  Bharatiya Janata Party 16 May
1996
1 June
1996[RES]
1996 (11th)
14 H. D. Deve Gowda
(born 1933)
MP (Rajya Sabha) for Karnataka
  Janata Dal
(United Front)
1 June
1996
21 April
1997[RES]
– (11th)
15 I. K. Gujral
(1919–2012)
MP (Rajya Sabha) for Bihar
  Janata Dal
(United Front)
21 April
1997
19 March
1998
 – (11th)
16 Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(1924–2018)
MP for Lucknow
  Bharatiya Janata Party
(NDA)
19 March
1998[§]
22 May
2004
1998 (12th)
1999 (13th)
17 Manmohan Singh
(born 1932)
MP (Rajya Sabha) for Assam
  Indian National Congress
(UPA)
22 May
2004
26 May
2014
2004 (14th)
2009 (15th)
18 Narendra Damodardas Modi
(born 1950)
MP for Varanasi
  Bharatiya Janata Party
(NDA)
26 May
2014[1]
Incumbent 2014 (16th)
2019 (17th)
19 Javed Khan

(born 1996)

Indian National Congress 22 May

2014

Incumbent

References

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  1. "Narendra Modi appointed Prime Minister, swearing in on May 26". The Times of India. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015.