13 December, 2018

Prime Minister of India List







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Prime Ministers

The constitution defines president is head of states, but executive powers are in the prime minister and his council of ministers. The prime minister is the chief executive of Indian government. He is elected by Indian citizens.

Finally, Prime minister is main supervisory of India and chief adviser of president.

You will find a lot of questions based on Polity. To make your preparation easy for competitive exams, we are providing you with a list of all Prime Ministers in India and important points. Let's see

Important Points of Prime Ministers:

  • The first prime minister of India is Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • After independence, India had fifteen prime ministers including the present prime minister. Some people elected twice.
  • The prime minister of India Gulzarilal Nanda worked twice for 13 days each.
  • P V Narasimha Rao was the first Prime Minister from South India (Non-Hindi).
  • The Prime Minister who is called Father of Economic Reforms of India – P V Narasimha Rao.
  • The first parliamentarian to give a speech in Hindi in united nations assembly – Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is the first Prime Minister of India and also, he brought the reform of the Ancient Hindu Civil Code.
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri gave the slogan Jai Jawan Jai Kisaan and also promoted White Revolution in India.
  • Indira Gandhi was named the Women of the Millennium and is the first lady to receive Bharat Ratna. She also got Bangladesh Swadhinata Samman. Her courage and boldness helped India win over Pakistan in the 1971 Indo-Pak war. Indira Gandhi is worlds longest serving female prime minister.
  • Morarji Desai was the first PM who resigned without completing his office tenure. He is only Indian Prime Minister who got Nishaan-e-Pakistan (Pakistan’s highest civilian award).
  • Charan Singh removed the Zamindari System and brought Land Reform Acts in India.
  • Rajiv Gandhi was the youngest Prime Minister and also, he brought computers to India.
  • Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao is known as the Father of Indian Economic Reforms.
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee improved India’s telecom industries and also, he took initiatives to improve Indo- Pak relationships.
  • Inder Kumar Gujral resisted signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty which paved the path to the Pokhran Nuclear Tests.
  • Dr. Manmohan Singh founded 8 new IITs to India. He also initiated the National Rural Health Mission.
  • Narendra Modi has brought many reform policies in India till date.

Prime Minister of India List

S.NoNameTerm_of_OfficeParty(Alliance)
1Jawaharlal Nehru1947-1964Indian National Congress
2Gulzarilal Nanda1964-1964(13 days)Indian National Congress
3Lal Bahadur Shastri1964-1966Indian National Congress
4Gulzarilal Nanda1966-1966(13days)Indian National Congress
5Indira Gandhi1966-1977Indian National Congress
6Morarji Desai1977 -1979Janata Party
7Charan Singh1979-1980Janata Party (Secular) with INC
8Indira Gandhi1980-1984Indian National Congress (I)
9Rajiv Gandhi1984-1989Indian National Congress (I)
10V. P. Singh1989-1990Janata Dal (National Front)
11Chandra Shekhar1990-1991Samajwadi Janata Party with INC
12P. V. Narasimha Rao1991-1996Indian National Congress (I)
13Atal Bihari Vajpayee1996-1996(16 days)Bharatiya Janata Party
14H. D. Deve Gowda1996-1997Janata Dal(United Front)
15I. K. Gujral1997-1998Janata Dal(United Front)
16Atal Bihari Vajpayee1998-2004Bharatiya Janata Party(NDA)
17Manmohan Singh2004-2014Indian National Congress(UPA)
18Narendra Modi2014 - PresentIncumbent Bharatiya Janata Party(NDA)

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