List of prime ministers in India with date

List of prime ministers in India with date and year

 

In India, the head of state is the president, whose powers are basically nominal and officially the prime minister of India is the head of government. He is appointed by the President after a political party has won a general election and also nominates an applicant for the post. The leader of this political party was appointed as the Prime Minister of India. The executive branch consists of a cabinet headed by the prime minister, who is elected by a large majority of parties or alliances in the Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament) and can form the president. Evaluate the chronological order according to this PM list in the table below, from the oldest to the latest:

List of prime ministers in India with date and year

 

S.No

 

 

Prime Minister Name

Party

PM.No

Period

1 Jawahar Lal Nehru

(1889–1964)

Indian National Congress 1st & 2nd 15-Aug-1947 to 27-May-1964

(16 years, 286 days)

2 Gulzarilal Nanda

(1898–1998)

Indian National Congress 3rd 27-May-1964 to 9 June 1964

(13 days)

3 Lal Bahadur Shastri

(1904–1966)

Indian National Congress 3rd 09-Jun-1964 to 11-Jan-1966

(1 year, 216 days)

4 Gulzarilal Nanda

(1898–1998)

Indian National Congress 3rd 11-Jan-1966 to 24 January 1966

(13 days)

5 Indira Gandhi

(1917–1984)

Indian National Congress 3rd,4th &5th 24-Jan-1966 to 24-Mar-1977

(11 years, 59 days)

6 Morarji Desai

(1896–1995)

Janata Party 6th 24-Mar-1977 to 28-Jul-1979

(2 years, 126 days)

7 Charan Singh

(1902–1987)

Janata Party 6th 28-Jul-1979 to 14-Jan-1980

(170 days)

 

8 Indira Gandhi

(1917–1984)

Indian National Congress 7th 14-Jan-1980 to 31-Oct-1984

(4 years, 291 days)

9 Rajiv Gandhi

(1944–1991)

Indian National Congress 7th & 8th 31-Oct-1984 to 02-Dec-1989

(5 years, 32 days)

10 Vishwanath Pratap Singh

(1931–2008)

Janata Dal 9th 02-Dec-1989 to 10-Nov-1990

(343 days)

11 Chandra Shekhar

(1927–2007)

Samajwadi Janata Party 9th 10-Nov-1990 to 21-Jun-1991

(223 days)

12 P. V. Narasimha Rao

(1921–2004)

Indian National Congress 10th 21-Jun-1991 to 16-May-1996

(4 years, 330 days)

13 Atal Bihari Vajpayee

(1924–2018)

Bharatiya Janata Party 11th 16-May-1996 to 01-Jun-1996

(16 days)

14 H. D. Deve Gowda

(1933–)

Janata Dal 11th 01-Jun-1996 to 21-Apr-1997

(324 days)

15 Inder Kumar Gujral

(1919–2012)

Janata Dal 11th 21- April- 1997 to 18-March-1998

(332 days)

16 Atal Bihari Vajpayee

(1924–2018)

Bharatiya Janata Party 12th & 13th 19-Mar-1998 to 22-May-2004

(6 years, 64 days)

17 Dr. Manmohan   Singh

(1932–)

Indian National Congress 14th & 15th 22-May-2004 to 26-May-2014

(10 years, 4 days)

18 Narendra Damodardas Modi

(1950–)

Bharatiya Janata Party 16th & 17th 26-May-2014  to Incumbent

Prime Minister of India List: FAQs

Q. Who was the first woman Prime Minister of India?

Ans. Indira Gandhi is the first and only woman Prime Minister of India.

Q.Who is the youngest Prime Minister of India?

Ans. Rajiv Gandhi

Q.Who was the first Prime Minister of India?

Ans. Jawaharlal Nehru

 

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