Current ruling parties in India
Current ruling parties in India
  BJP (12)
  Coalition with BJP (6)
  INC (3)
  Coalition with INC (3)
  Other parties (AAP, AITC, BJD, CPI(M) TRS and YSRCP)
  President's rule (1)
  No legislature (5)

The Deputy Chief Minister is a member of the state government. While not a constitutional office, it seldom carries any specific powers.[1] A deputy chief minister usually also holds a cabinet portfolio such as home minister or finance minister. In the parliamentary system of government, the Chief Minister is treated as the "first among equals" in the cabinet; the position of deputy chief minister is used to bring political stability and strength within a coalition government.

Currently, 14 out of the 28 states and 1 out of the 8 union territories have deputy chief ministers. Out of these 15 states and union territories, Andhra Pradesh has five deputy chief ministers, while Bihar, Goa, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh have two deputy chief ministers each. No other states and union territories have more than one deputy chief minister in office.

Nine incumbents belong to the Bharatiya Janata Party, five incumbents belong to the YSR Congress Party, two incumbents belong to the Indian National Congress, and two incumbents belong to the National People's Party. No other party has more than one deputy chief minister in office.

Current Indian deputy chief ministers

Colour key for parties
State
(past deputy chief ministers)
Name Portrait Took office
(tenure length)
Party Chief Minister Ref
Andhra Pradesh
(list)
Alla Nani 8 June 2019
(2 years, 172 days)
YSR Congress Party Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy [2]
Amzath Basha Shaik Bepari
K. Narayana Swamy
Pushpasreevani Pamula
Dharmana Krishna Das 20 July 2020
(1 year, 130 days)
[3]
Arunachal Pradesh Chowna Mein
16 July 2016
(5 years, 134 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Pema Khandu [4]
Assam Vacant
Bihar
(list)
Renu Devi
16 November 2020
(1 year, 11 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Nitish Kumar [5]
Tarkishore Prasad
[6]
Chhattisgarh Vacant
Delhi
(list)
Manish Sisodia
14 February 2015
(6 years, 286 days)
Aam Aadmi Party Arvind Kejriwal [7]
Goa
(list)
Manohar Ajgaonkar 28 March 2019 (2 years, 244 days) Bharatiya Janata Party Pramod Sawant [8]
Chandrakant Kavlekar 14 July 2019 (2 years, 136 days) [9]
Gujarat
(list)
Vacant
Haryana
(list)
Dushyant Chautala
27 October 2019
(2 years, 31 days)
Jannayak Janta Party Manohar Lal Khattar [10]
Himachal Pradesh Vacant
Jammu and Kashmir
(list)
Vacant
(President's rule)
Jharkhand
(list)
Vacant
Karnataka
(list)
Vacant
Kerala
(list)
Vacant
Madhya Pradesh
(list)
Maharashtra
(list)
Ajit Pawar
30 December 2019
(1 year, 332 days)
Nationalist Congress Party Uddhav Thackeray [11]
Manipur
(list)
Yumnam Joykumar Singh
5 July 2020
(1 year, 145 days)
National People's Party N. Biren Singh [12]
Meghalaya
(list)
Prestone Tynsong
6 March 2018
(3 years, 266 days)
Conrad Sangma [13]
Mizoram Tawnluia 15 December 2018
(2 years, 347 days)
Mizo National Front Zoramthanga [14]
Nagaland
(list)
Yanthungo Patton
9 March 2018
(3 years, 263 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Neiphiu Rio [15]
Odisha
(list)
Vacant
Puducherry
Punjab
(list)
Om Parkash Soni
20 September 2021
(68 days)
Indian National Congress Charanjit Singh Channi
Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa
Rajasthan
(list)
Vacant
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
(list)
Telangana
(list)
Tripura
(list)
Jishnu Dev Varma
9 March 2018
(3 years, 263 days)
Bharatiya Janata Party Biplab Kumar Deb [16]
Uttar Pradesh
(list)
Dinesh Sharma
19 March 2017
(4 years, 253 days)
Yogi Adityanath [17]
Keshav Prasad Maurya
Uttarakhand Vacant
West Bengal
(list)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Of Deputy Chief Ministers and the Constitution". Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ Mayabrahma, Roja (2019-06-09). "Andhra Pradesh: Know about the five deputy chief ministers in YS Jagan's cabinet". www.thehansindia.com. Retrieved 2020-10-05.
  3. ^ "Portfolio allocated to newly appointed ministers in Andhra cabinet". Business World. Retrieved 2020-10-05.
  4. ^ Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet Ministers
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ "Manish Sisodia deputy CM of delhi".
  8. ^ Scroll Staff. "Goa: Manohar Ajgaonkar appointed deputy chief minister days after he quit MGP and joined BJP". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2020-10-05.
  9. ^ Goa opposition leader Chandrakant Kavlekar Who joined BJP to be made deputy chief minister
  10. ^ Khattar takes oath as Haryana CM, Dushyant Chautala as deputy CM
  11. ^ Maharashtra Cabinet Expansion
  12. ^ Manipur Governor reallocates portfolios to deputy chief minister. Jagran (Hindi). Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Prestone Tysong".
  14. ^ "mizoram.nic.in".
  15. ^ "BJP to get deputy cm in Nagaland".
  16. ^ "Dev Varma appointed deputy CM".
  17. ^ "UP get two deputy cm".