List of Prime Ministers of India


The prime minister is the senior-most member of cabinet in the executive of government in parliamentary system. ... The Union Cabinet headed by the prime minister is appointed by the President of India to assist the latter in the administration of the affairs of the executive. This List contains Prime Ministers of India. Appointed and sworn-in by the President, the prime minister is usually the leader of the party or alliance that has a majority in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament of India.

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No.,"Name (birth-death)","Party (Alliance)",Elected constituency,Appointed by,Term of office,,1,"Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)",Indian National Congress,"Phulpur, Uttar Pradesh",Lord Mountbatten,15-Aug-47,15-Apr-52,"16 years, 286 days",,,,Rajendra Prasad,15-Apr-52,17-Apr-57,,,,,,17-Apr-57,02-Apr-62,,,,,,02-Apr-62,27-May-64,-,"Gulzarilal Nanda (acting) (1898-1998)",Indian National Congress,"Sabarkantha, Gujarat",Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan,27-May-64,09-Jun-64,13 days2,"Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904-1966)",Indian National Congress,"Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh",,09-Jun-64,11-Jan-66,"1 year, 216 days"-,"Gulzarilal Nanda (acting) (1898-1998)",Indian National Congress,"Sabarkantha, Gujarat",,11-Jan-66,24-Jan-66,13 days3,"Indira Gandhi (1917-1984)",Indian National Congress,Rajya Sabha MP for Uttar Pradesh,,24-Jan-66,04-Mar-67,"11 years, 59 days",,,"Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh",,04-Mar-67,15-Mar-71,,,,,V. V. Giri,15-Mar-71,24-Mar-77,4,"Morarji Desai (1896-1995)",Janata Party,"Surat, Gujarat",B. D. Jatti,24-Mar-77,28-Jul-79,"2 years, 126 days"5,"Charan Singh (1902-1987)","Janata Party (Secular) with INC","Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh",Neelam Sanjiva Reddy,28-Jul-79,14-Jan-80,170 days-3,"Indira Gandhi (1917-1984)",Indian National Congress (I),"Medak, Andhra Pradesh",,14-Jan-80,31-Oct-84,"4 years, 291 days"6,"Rajiv Gandhi (1944-1991)",Indian National Congress (I),"Amethi, Uttar Pradesh",Zail Singh,31-Oct-84,31-Dec-84,"5 years, 32 days",,,,,31-Dec-84,02-Dec-89,7,"Vishwanath Pratap Singh (1931-2008)","Janata Dal (National Front)","Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh",R. Venkataraman,02-Dec-89,10-Nov-90,343 days8,"Chandra Shekhar (1927-2007)","Samajwadi Janata Party with INC","Ballia, Uttar Pradesh",,10-Nov-90,21-Jun-91,223 days9,"P. V. Narasimha Rao (1921-2004)",Indian National Congress (I),"Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh",,21-Jun-91,16-May-96,"4 years, 330 days"10,"Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924-2018)",Bharatiya Janata Party,"Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh",Shankar Dayal Sharma,16-May-96,01-Jun-96,16 days11,"H. D. Deve Gowda (1933-)","Janata Dal (United Front)",Rajya Sabha MP for Karnataka,,01-Jun-96,21-Apr-97,324 days12,"Inder Kumar Gujral (1919-2012)","Janata Dal (United Front)",Rajya Sabha MP for Bihar,,21-Apr-97,19-Mar-98,332 days-10,"Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924-2018)","Bharatiya Janata Party (NDA)","Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh",K. R. Narayanan,19-Mar-98,10-Oct-99,"6 years, 64 days",,,,,10-Oct-99,22-May-04,13,"Manmohan Singh (1932-)","Indian National Congress (UPA)",Rajya Sabha MP for Assam,A. P. J. Abdul Kalam,22-May-04,22-May-09,"10 years, 4 days",,,,Pratibha Patil,22-May-09,26-May-14,14,"Narendra Modi (1950-)","Bharatiya Janata Party (NDA)","Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh",Pranab Mukherjee,26-May-14,30-May-19,"6 years, 85 days",,,,Ram Nath Kovind,30-May-19,Incumbent,,,,,,,,