Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
A portrait of Bhupesh Baghel
Bhupesh Baghel
since 17 December 2018 (2018-12-17)
Government of Chhattisgarh
StyleThe Honourable (Formal)
Mr./Mrs. Chief Minister (Informal)
TypeHead of Government
StatusLeader of the Executive
Member of
Reports to
ResidenceB-3, C.M. House, Civil Lines, Raipur[1]
SeatMahanadi Bhawan, Naya Raipur
NominatorMembers of the Government of Chhattisgarh in Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly
AppointerGovernor of Chhattisgarh by convention based on appointees ability to command confidence in the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly
Term lengthAt the confidence of the assembly
Chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[2]
Inaugural holderAjit Jogi
Formation1 December 2000
(22 years ago)
DeputyDeputy chief minister of Chhattisgarh
  • 230,000 (US$2,900)/monthly
  • 2,760,000 (US$35,000)/annually
WebsiteOfficial website

The chief minister of Chhattisgarh is the chief executive of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. In accordance with the Constitution of India, the governor is a state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. Following elections to the legislative assembly, the state's governor usually invites the party (or coalition) with a majority of seats to form the government. The governor appoints the chief minister, whose council of ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly. Given the confidence of the assembly, the chief minister's term is for five years and is subject to no term limits.[2]

Three people have served as the state's chief minister since Chhattisgarh's formation on 1 November 2000 as a result of the Madhya Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000.[3] The first was Ajit Jogi of the Indian National Congress. He was succeeded in 2003 by Raman Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party who served three consecutive five-year terms. His successor, and current incumbent, is the Indian National Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel who was elected in 2018.

Chief ministers of Chhattisgarh

No Portrait Name[4] Constituency Term
(tenure length)[a]
1 A photograph of Ajit Jogi Ajit Jogi Marwahi 1 November 2000 7 December 2003 3 years, 34 days 1st/Interim[b]
(1998 election)
Indian National Congress
2 A photograph of Raman Singh Raman Singh Dongargaon 7 December 2003 11 December 2008 15 years, 10 days 2nd
(2003 election)
Bharatiya Janata Party
Rajnandgaon 12 December 2008 11 December 2013 3rd
(2008 election)
12 December 2013 17 December 2018 4th
(2013 election)
3 A photograph of Bhupesh Baghel Bhupesh Baghel Patan 17 December 2018 Incumbent 4 years, 234 days 5th
(2018 election)
Indian National Congress


Bhupesh BaghelRaman SinghAjit Jogi


  1. ^ Sources: Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly[4] and Jagran Josh article for the correct dates for Ajit Jogi's term[5]
  2. ^ The first Legislative Assembly of Chhattisgarh was constituted by the MLAs elected in the 1998 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, whose constituencies were in the newly formed Chhattisgarh.[6]


  1. ^ "Cabinet". Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly. Archived from the original on 9 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b Durga Das Basu. Introduction to the Constitution of India. 1960. 20th Edition, 2011 Reprint. pp. 241, 245. LexisNexis Butterworths Wadhwa Nagpur. ISBN 978-81-8038-559-9. Note: although the text talks about Indian state governments in general, it applies for the specific case of Chhattisgarh as well.
  3. ^ Venkatesan, V. (1 September 2000). "Chhattisgarh: quite arrival". Frontline. Vol. 17, no. 17. Raipur. Archived from the original on 3 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b "माननीय मुख्यमंत्रियों की सूची" [List of Honourable Chief Ministers]. Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly (in Hindi). Archived from the original on 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Chhattisgarh: List of Chief Ministers". Jagran Josh. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  6. ^ "The Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2000" (PDF). 2000. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.