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Chief Ministers of Karnataka

    Categories: Government

The Chief Minister of Karnataka is the elected head and the chief executive of the state. The Chief Minister is elected by a majority in the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka. The Governor of Karnataka is the appointing authority for the Chief Minister of the state. The Chief Minister of Karnataka acts as the leader of the Legislative Assembly, leader of the Council of Ministers, and the chief adviser to the Governor.

The Chief Minister’s term can last for a maximum period of 5 years. But there is no limit to the number of terms that a Chief Minister can serve the state.

The list of Chief Ministers of Karnataka is as follows:

NamePartyPeriod
K. Chengalaraya ReddyCongressOctober 25, 1947 – March 30, 1952
Kengal HanumanthaiahCongressMarch 30, 1952 – August 19, 1956
Kadidal ManjappaCongressAugust 19, 1956 – October 31, 1956
S. NijalingappaCongressNovember 1, 1956 – April 10, 1957
S. NijalingappaCongressApril 10, 1957 – May 16, 1958
B.D. JattiCongressMay 16, 1958 – March 9, 1962
S.R. KanthiCongressMarch 14, 1962 – June 20, 1962
S. NijalingappaCongressJune 21, 1962 – March 3, 1967
S. NijalingappaCongressMarch 3, 1967 – May 29, 1968
Veerendra PatilCongressMay 29, 1968 – March 18, 1971
Presidents RuleMarch 19, 1971 – March 20, 1972
D. Devaraj UrsCongressMarch 20, 1972 – December 31, 1977
Presidents RuleDecember 31, 1977 – February 28, 1978
D. Devaraj UrsCongressFebruary 28, 1978 – January 7, 1980
R. Gundu RaoCongressJanuary 12, 1980 – January 6, 1983
Ramakrishna HegdeJanata PartyJanuary 10, 1983 – December 29, 1984
Ramakrishna HegdeJanata PartyMarch 8, 1985 – February 13, 1986
Ramakrishna HegdeJanata PartyFebruary 16, 1986 – August 10, 1988
S.R. BommaiJanata PartyAugust 13, 1988 – April 21, 1989
Presidents RuleApril 21, 1989 – November 30, 1989
Veerendra PatilCongressNovember 30, 1989 – October 10, 1990
Presidents RuleOctober 10, 1990 – October 17, 1990
S. BangarappaCongressOctober 17, 1990 – November 19, 1992
M. Veerappa MoilyCongressNovember 19, 1992 – December 11, 1994
H.D. Deve GowdaJanata DalDecember 11, 1994 – May 31, 1996
J.H. PatelJanata DalMay 31, 1996 – October 07, 1999
S.M. KrishnaCongressOctober 11, 1999 – May 28, 2004
Dharam SinghCongress
[Congress-JD(s) coalition]
May 28, 2004 – Jan 27, 2006
H D KumaraswamyJD(S)
[BJP-JD(S) coalition]
Feb 3, 2006 –  October 8, 2007
Presidents RuleOctober 9, 2007 – November 8, 2007
B S YeddyurappaBJP
[BJP-JD(s) coalition]
November 12, 2007 – November 19, 2007
Presidents RuleNovember 20, 2007 – May 29, 2008
B S YeddyurappaBJP30 May 2008 – 31 July 2011
D.V Sadananda GowdaBJP4 August 2011 – 12 July 2012
Jagadish Shivappa Shettar BJP12 July 2012 – 12 May 2013
SiddaramaiahCongress13 May 2013 – 17 May 2018
B S YeddyurappaBJPMay 17 2018 - May 19 2018
H D KumaraswamyJD(S)
[Congress-JD(S) coalition]
May 23, 2018 - Present

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