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Indian Prime Minister (PM) – List
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Indian Prime Minister (PM) – List 

Indian Prime Minister (PM) – List

In India, the prime minister is the head of the Government, all the de facto powers are vested in the PM and his council of ministers. He is appointed by the President of India and is the chief advisor to the same (president of India). prime minister list of india Prime minister in India is elected through Lok Sabha election, the party who gets the maximum number of seats in Lok Sabha with or without alliance or holds a majority in the Lok Sabha elects its leader to be appointed as Prime Minister by the President of India. In other words, the prime minister is elected by the elected members of Lok Sabha among themselves and the president is supposed to appoint the elected PM candidate as the prime minister of India.  The PM candidate must get more than 50% of votes from the elected members. The journey of prime ministers in India started after India got independence on 15 August 1947. Since then till 2018, India has had 15 prime ministers. The list of Prime Ministers of India is as follows:

Sr.  No.

Name From To

Political Party

1

Shri Jawaharlal Nehru 15 August 1947 27 May 1964 Congress
2 Gulzari Lal Nanda 27 May 1964 9 June 1964

Congress

3

Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri 9 June 1964 11 January 1966

Congress

4

Gulzari Lal Nanda  11 January 1966 24 January 1966  Congress
5 Smt. Indira Gandhi 24 January 1966  24 March 1977

Congress

6

Shri Morarji Desai 24 March 1977  28 July 1979 Janata Party
7 Shri Charan Singh 28 July 1979 14 January 1980

Janata Party

8

Smt. Indira Gandhi 14 January 1980 31 October 1984 Congress
9 Shri Rajiv Gandhi 31 October 1984 2 December 1989

Congress

10

Shri Vishwanath Pratap Singh 2 December 1989  10 November 1990 Janata Dal
11 Shri Chandra Shekhar 10 November 1990 21 June 1991

Samajwadi Janata Party

12

Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao 21 June 1991 16 May 1996 Congress (I)
13 Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 1 June 1996

Bharatiya Janata Party

14

Shri H.D. Deve Gowda 1 June 1996 21 April 1997 Janata Dal (United Front)
15 Shri Inder Kumar Gujral 21 April 1997 19 March 1998

Janata Dal (United Front)

16

Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee 19 March 1998 22 May 2004 Bharatiya Janata Party
17 Dr. Manmohan Singh 22 May 2004  26 May 2014

Congress

18

Narendra Modi 26 May 2014 Till Date

Bharatiya Janata Party

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