The Prime Minister of India is referred to as the chief executive of the Government of India. In the parliamentary system of India, the constitution appoints the president as the head of India, is having the power to appoint Prime Minister as well as sworn in. There is a long list of the Prime Ministers of India since Independence, which we have discussed in this article for you.
Prime Ministers of India:
Prime Minister of India is the leader of any party Alliance who is having the majority in Lok Sabha. Since its independence in 1947, India has had 14 Prime Ministers to date. The first prime minister of India was from the Indian National Congress Party, and his name was Jawaharlal Nehru. He was sworn to his duty 15th August 1947, the same day when India achieved independence from British Raj. He served as Prime Minister until May 1964, and he is the longest-serving prime minister in the history of India. He served the country for 16 years and 286 days.
There were several Prime Ministers’ appointments in between, but most well-known prime ministers also include Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. Indira Gandhi is the daughter of Nehru; she was appointed in the year of 1966. She was India’s first female prime minister and she was also elected as the leader of the Indian National Congress. She served the country for 11 years and 59 days. Rajiv Gandhi was India’s youngest prime minister and son of Indira Gandhi; he was appointed in the year of 1984. He served the country till the year 1989.
Currently, Narendra Modi is the 14th Prime minister of India and appointed for the second time due to the majority in Lok Sabha by Bhartiya Janata Party (NDA).
Here is the complete list of all the Prime Ministers of India with their Party Name, Term of Office and Elected Constituency:
|Name||Party||Term of Office||Elected Constituency|
|Jawaharlal Nehru||Indian National Congress||1947-1964 |
(16 years, 286 days)
|Phulpur, Uttar Pradesh|
|Gulzarilal Nanda||Indian National Congress||1964 |
|Lal Bahadur Shastri||Indian National Congress||1964-1966 |
(1 year, 216 days)
|Allahabad, Uttar Pardesh|
|Gulzarilal Nanda||Indian National Congress||1966 |
|Indira Gandhi||Indian National Congress||1966-1977 (11 years, 59 days)||Rae Barelli, Uttar Pradesh|
|Morarji Desai||Janata Party||1977-1979|
(2 years, 126 days)
|Charan Singh||Janata Party (Secular) with INC||1979-1980 |
|Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh|
|Indira Gandhi||Indian National Congress (I)||1980-1984 (4 years, 291 days)||Medak, Andhra Pradesh|
|Rajiv Gandhi||Indian National Congress (I)||1984-1989 (5 years, 32 days)||Amethi, Uttar Pradesh|
|Viswanath Pratap Singh||Janata Dal (National Front)||1989-1990|
|Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh|
|Chandra Shekhar||Samajwadi Janata Party with INC||1990-1991 |
|Ballia, Uttar Pradesh|
|P.V. Narasimha Rao||Indian National Congress (I)||1991-1996 (4 years, 330 days)||Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh|
|Atal Bihari Vajpayee||Bharatiya Janata Party||1996|
|Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh|
|H.D. Deve Gowda||Janata Dal (United Front)||1996-1997 |
|Rajya Sabha MP for Karnataka|
|Inder Kumar Gujral||Janata Dal (United Front)||1997-1998 |
|Rajya Sabha MP for Bihar|
|Atal Bihari Vajpayee||Bharatiya Janata Party||1998-2004 (6 years, 64 days)||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh|
|Manmohan Singh||Indian NationalCongress (UPA)||2004-2014 (10 years, 4 days)||Rajya Sabha MP for Assam|
|Narendra Modi||Bharatiya Janata Party (NDA)||2014-Present||Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh|
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