Longest Serving Chief Ministers of India


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           DECEMBER 30 , 2012           11.57 P.M.

After Narendra Modi‘s emphatic and 3rd consecutive electoral victory in 2012 Gujarat assembly elections , I came across a very startling fact through news papers . Times of India reported that including Narendra Modi , at present we have 6 serving Chief Ministers in various states of India , who have won 3 consecutive terms .

Corrected few errors.

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Here is the list of 6 serving Chief Ministers , who have won 3 consecutive terms .

1 – Sheila Dikshit = Delhi – 3 Consecutive Terms [ 1998 – to date ]

2 – Manik Sarkar = Tripura – 3 Consecutive Terms [ 1998 – to date ]

3 – Naveen Patnaik = Odisha – 3 Consecutive Terms [ 2000 – to date ]

4 – Tarun Gogoi = Assam – 3 Consecutive Terms [ 2001 – to date ]

5 – Okram Ibobi Singh = Manipur – 3 Consecutive Terms [ 2002 – to date ]

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6 – Narendra Modi = Gujarat – 3 Consecutive Terms [ 2002 – to date ]

It is very interesting to note that out of these 6 Chief Ministers ; 3 belong to Congress [ Indian National Congress ] , and 1 each to CPM [ Communist Party of India – Marxist ] , BJD [ Biju Janata Dal ] & BJP [ Bharatiya Janata Party ] .

Till date , there are only 13 Chief Ministers , who could win 3 or more than 3 terms consecutively . Here is the list :

1 – Jyoti Basu = West Bengal – 5 Consecutive Terms [ 1977 – 2000 ]

2 – Mohanlal Sukhadia = Rajasthan – 4 Consecutive Terms [ 1954 – 1971 ]

3 – Gegong Apang = Arunachal Pradesh – 4 Consecutive Terms [ 1980 – 1999 ]

4 – B. C. Roy = West Bengal – 3 Consecutive Terms [ 1948 – 1962 ]

5 – K. Kamaraj = Tamil Nadu – 3 Consecutive Terms [ 1954 – 1963 ]

6 – Vasantrao Naik = Maharashtra – 3 Consecutive Terms [ 1963 – 1975 ]

7 – M.G. Ramachandran = Tamil Nadu – 3 Consecutive Terms [ 1977 – 1987 ]

8 – Sheila Dikshit = Delhi – 3 Consecutive Terms [ 1998 – to date ]

9 – Manik Sarkar = Tripura – 3 Consecutive Terms [ 1998 – to date ]

10 – Naveen Patnaik = Odisha – 3 Consecutive Terms [ 2000 – to date ]

11 – Tarun Gogoi = Assam – 3 Consecutive Terms [ 2001 – to date ]

12 – Okram Ibobi Singh = Manipur – 3 Consecutive Terms [ 2002 – to date ]

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13 – Narendra Modi = Gujarat – 3 Consecutive Terms [ 2002 – to date ]

If you dissect the list further , out of these 13 Chief Ministers ; 8 belong to Congress [ Indian National Congress ] , 2 belong to CPM [ Communist Party of India – Marxist ] and 1 each to AIADMK [ All India Anna Dravid Munnetra Kazhagam ] , BJD [ Biju Janata Dal ] and BJP [ Bharatiya Janata Party ] .

I think in next assembly elections due in 2013 , this scenario is definitely going to change . 2 more BJP Chief Ministers are poised to win their 3rd consecutive term . They are , Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Raman Singh , the Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh respectively .

2013 assembly elections are going to unfold interesting chapter in the history of India .

It would be an interesting political story to share with my acting students of my acting institute  Vidur’s Kreating Charakters .

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13 Responses

  1. A very nice article but you have forgotten here to mention Pawan Kumar Chamling (current C.M. of Sikkim) who is in office since 1994.

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    • Hai Doctor Saheb ,

      Thanks for reminding me . Yes I forgot to mention Mr. Pawan Kumar Chamling .

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      • You are always welcome, sir….

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    • pawan kumar chamling now 5th term

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  2. sie you have not entered Sikkim CM pAWAN kUMAR cHAMLING WHO IS cP SINCE 1994 (19 YEARS) RAJBIR TOMAR

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    • Hi Rajbir Ji ,

      You are right . Shri Pawan Chamling should have been there . I forgot to mention his name in the list . It is a mistake and not a deliberate omission . Anyway I am sorry for this .

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  3. bloody bullshit MODI Faku

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    • Hi ,

      You have become blind because of your hate for Narendra Modi. This blog is about all the longest serving Chief Ministers of India. Can you refuse that Narendra Modi is the Chief Minister, who have won 3 consecutive terms? Or can you proclaim that Narendra Modi is not the democratically elected Chief Minister of Gujarat ?

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  4. Dr. Pawan kumar chamling become 5th time CM of sikkim yesterday..

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  5. Naveen pattnaik best cm in indian state of odisha because odisha is fast growing state in india ..odisha is top investment destination in india and bhubaneswar becomeing IT hub in india now bhubaneswar is sillicon valley of india you come soon odisha and see all is well ……Naveen pattnaik 4th times cm in odisha …..naveen pattnaik most famous cm in indian state of odisha ….jai hind (Himanshu panda)Badabarena .. Badamba..Cuttack..Odisha..India

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  6. Where is the Name of the Present Cheif Minister of Sikkim, Dr. Pawan Kumar Chamling, He is in his 5th terms.. He already broke the record of Jyoti Basu, (Jyoti Basu- 23 yrs, Pawan Chamling – running 23 yrs and his terns will be complete on 2019 which will be 25yrs….

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  7. Plz update the stuff

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  8. Sikkim cm missed
    He would be longest

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