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Prime Ministers of India with Terms – 1947 to 2019

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Prime Ministers of India with Their Terms – 1947 to 2019: India became an Independent country on 15th of August 1947. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru became the first prime minister of India and he formed the first Nehru ministry consisting of fifteen members. When India was British rule The Constituent Assembly was set up followed by the negotiations taking place between Indian leaders and members of the 1946 Cabinet Mission to India from the United Kingdom.

wikipediaIn 1946 the first Constituent Assembly members were elected to it indirectly by the members of these newly elected provincial assemblies, and in the beginning, it included representatives for those provinces which came to form part of Pakistan, some of which are now within Bangladesh. There were 299 representatives there were nine women in the assembly. From the newly elected Constituent Assembly, The Interim Government of India was formed on 2 September 1946. The Indian National Congress had a big majority in the Assembly, they had 69 percent of all of the seats, while the Muslim League held almost all of the seats reserved in the Assembly for Muslims.

On 15 August 1947, the Dominion of India and the Dominion of Pakistan became independent as two different nations and the Constituent Assembly members who did not move Karachi later formed the Parliament of India. 28 members of the Muslim league later joined the Indian assembly of India. 93 members from princely states were selected later on.

The majority secured by Congress in the Elections were 82%. On August 15, 1947, Jawahar Lal Nehru took charge as the first prime minister of independent India and he nominated 15 members for the first ever prime minister’s cabinet. Until his death on 15 December 1950, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel served as the first deputy prime minister of independent India. Until 26 January 1950, Lord Mountbatten, and later C. Rajagopalachari, served as Governor-General Rajendra Prasad was elected as the first prime minister of India afterward.

Prime Ministers Of India

Prime Minister Tenure Party
Narendra Modi 26th May of 2014 to till date Bharatiya Janata Party
Man Mohan Singh May 22, 2004 – May 1, 2014, Indian National Congress
A.B.Vajpayee March 19, 1998 – May 22, 2004 Bharatiya Janata Party
I. K. Gujral April 21, 1997 – Nov. 28. 1997 Janata Dal
H. D. Deve Gowda June 1, 1996 to April 21, 1997 Janata Dal
Atal Bihari Vajpayee May 16 to June 1, 1996 Bharatiya Janata Party
P. V. Narasimha Rao June 21, 1991 to May 10, 1996 Congress (I)
Chandra Shekhar Nov. 10,1990 – June 21, 1991 Janata Dal (S)
V. P. Singh Dec. 2,1989 – Nov. 10, 1990 Janata Dal
Rajiv Gandhi Oct. 31,1984 to Dec. 1,1989 Congress (I)
Indira Gandhi Jan. 14, 1980 to Oct. 31,1984 Congress (I)
Charan Singh July 28, 1979 – Jan. 14, 1980 Janata Party
Morarji Desai March 24, 1977 to July 28, 1979 Janata Party
Indira Gandhi Jan. 24, 1966 to March 24, 1977 Congress
Gulzari Lal Nanda January 11 – 24, 1966 (Interim) Congress
Lal Bahadur Shastri June 9, 1964 – January 11, 1966 Congress
Gulzari Lal Nanda May 27, 1964 – June 9, 1964 (Interim) Congress
Jawaharlal Nehru Aug. 15, 1947 – May 27, 1964 Congress

Jawaharlal Nehru – Indian National Congress

Tenure – 15th Aug 1947 – 27th May 1964 for 16 years, 286 days

The first prime minister of independent India was Jawahar Lal Nehru and he played a very important role in shaping new aged India by using modern values and thinking. One of his major work towards society was the reform of the ancient Hindu civil code, he was a social reformer. It allowed Hindu widow to get equal right with men as far as property and inheritance was concerned.

Gulzarilal Nanda – Indian National Congress

Tenure – 27 May 1964 – 9th June 1964 for 13 days

Tenure – 11th January 1966 – 24th January 1966 for 13 days

He was the first ‘Interim Prime Minister’ of India.

Lal Bahadur Shastri – Indian National Congress

Tenure – 9th June 1964 – 11 January 1966 for 1 year, 216 days

Lal Bahadur Shashtri gave the popular slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’, he followed Mahatma Gandhi religiously. Shastri was a soft-spoken person who in order to increase milk production in India promoted ‘White Revolution’.

Indira Gandhi – Indian National Congress

Tenure – 24th January 1966 – 24th March 1977 for 11 years, 59 days

Tenure – 14th January 1980 – 31st October 1984 for 4 years, 291 days

The first woman Prime Minister of India was Indira Gandhi. Indira Gandhi is the world’s longest serving woman Prime Minister. India emerged victorious over Pakistan in 1971Because of the courage and boldness of Indira Gandhi. In order to improve international relations with neighboring countries, she made quite a few changes.

Morarji Desai – Janta Party

Tenure – 24th March 1977 – 28th July 1979 for 2 years, 126 days

The first non-Congress Prime Minister of India is Moraji Desai. The state of emergency which was imposed by Indira Gandhi was ended by him and his ministers.

Charan Singh – Janta Party (Secular)

Tenure – 28th July 1979 – 14th January 1980 for 170 days

Charan Singh removed the Zamindari system and brought in Land Reform Acts As a Revenue Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Rajiv Gandhi – Indian National Congress

Tenure – 31st October 1984 – 2nd December 1989 for 5 years, 32 days

At the age of 40, Rajiv Gandhi Became the Prime Minister. He made significant contributions to bringing computers to India. Indian administration was actually modernized by him. Bilateral relationships with the USwere improved by the efforts of Rajiv Gandhi and he expanded economic cooperation.

V.P. Singh – Janta Dal

Tenure – 2nd December 1989 – 10th November 1990 for 343 days

To improve the condition of poor in the countryV.P. Singh made major contributions.

Chandra Shekhar – Samajwadi Janta Party

Tenure – 10th November 1990 to 21st June 1991 for 223 days

P. V. Narasimha Rao – Indian National Congress

Tenure – 21st June 1991 – 16th May 1996 for 4 years 330 days

One of the ablest administrators who brought major economic reforms was P.V.Narsimha Rao. He is also known as the Father of Indian Economic Reforms. He dismantled the License Raj and reversed the socialist policies of Rajiv Gandhi’s government.H e was also referred to as ChanakyaBecause of his immense diplomacy.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee – Bhartiya Janta party

Tenure – 16th May 1996 – 1st June 1996 for 16 days

Tenure –19th March 1998 – 22nd May 2004 for 6 years 64 days

One of the finest Prime Ministers of India was Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Inflation was very low in India during his tenure. On economic reforms and policies especially for rural India is working very significantly. India Pakistan relationship got slightly better during his tenure. Telecom industry touched new heights when he was the prime minister.

H. D. Deve Gowda – Janta Dal

Tenure – 1st June 1996 – 21st April 1997 for 324 days

Deve Gowda held additional charges of Home Affairs, Petroleum, and Chemicals, Urban Employment, Food processing, Personnel, etc. during his period. Gowda had been collectively elected leader of the United Front coalition government.

I.K. Gujral – Janta Dal

Tenure- 21st April 1997 – 19th March 1998 for 332 days

The most important task during Gujral’stenure as PM was his resistance to signing CTBT(Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty). It made a clear way to conduct the Pokhran nuclear tests. He worked towards improving a relationship with Pakistan and gave a five-point doctrine known as Gujral Doctrine.

Manmohan Singh – Indian National Congress

Tenure – 22nd May 2004 – May 2014

During his tenure, Manmohan Singh’swork was done to complete reformation of the banking as well as financial sector along with public companies. His government brought in the value-added tax and worked on pro-industry policies. The National Rural Health Mission was started in 2005. Eight additional IITs were opened in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Orissa, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh.

Narendra Modi – Bhartiya Janta Party

Tenure – May 2014– to still continue

Narendra Damodardas Modi assumed office on May 26, 2014. He is the 15th Prime Minister of India. Since the beginning of his tenure in 2014, Modi has laid down a strict and disciplined system of governance. He has enforced many policies such as the Jan Dhan Yojana, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan – aimed towards cleanliness marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in 5 years, Clean Ganga project, etc. for the upliftment of the nation.

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