Nitish Kumar was sworn in as Bihar’s Chief Minister for the seventh time on November 16, 2020, while Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi were sworn in as the state’s Deputy Chief Ministers. The Governor is the head of state, although the Chief Minister has de facto executive authority, according to the Indian Constitution.
Following the announcement of the results of the Bihar Legislative Assembly Elections, the Governor of Bihar invites the party or coalition with the most seats to form the government in Bihar. The Governor of Bihar appoints the Chief Minister of Bihar for a five-year term (no term limits). The Assembly holds the Council of Ministers collectively responsible.
Bihar has had 23 Chief Ministers since independence. Sri Krishna Sinha was Bihar’s first Chief Minister. He is also Bihar’s longest-serving chief minister, having served for 14 years and 304 days. Satish Prasad Singh is the state’s shortest-serving chief minister, having served for only five days in 1968. Take a look at the complete list of Bihar’s Chief Ministers.
List of all the Chief Ministers of Bihar
|SL. No.||Name of Chief Minister||From||To||Party|
|1||Krishna Sinha||Apr 2, 1946||Jan 31, 1961||INC|
|2||Deep Narayan Singh||Feb 1, 1961||Feb 18, 1961||INC|
|3||Binodanand Jha||Feb 18, 1961||Oct 2, 1963||INC|
|4||K. B. Sahay||Oct 2, 1963||Mar 5, 1967||INC|
|5||Mahamaya Prasad Sinha||Mar 5, 1967||Jan 28, 1968||JKD|
|6||Satish Prasad Singh||Jan 28, 1968||Feb 1, 1968||INC|
|7||B. P. Mandal||Feb 1, 1968||Mar 2, 1968||INC|
|8||Bhola Paswan Shastri||Mar 22, 1968||Jun 29, 1968||INC (O)|
|President’s rule||Jun 29, 1968||Feb 26, 1969||N/A|
|9||Harihar Singh||Feb 26, 1969||Jun 22, 1969||INC|
|10||Bhola Paswan Shastri||Jun 22, 1969||Jul 4, 1969||INC (O)|
|President’s rule||Jul 6, 1969||Feb 16, 1970||N/A|
|11||Daroga Prasad Rai||16 February. 1970||Dec 22, 1970||INC|
|12||Karpoori Thakur||Dec 22, 1970||Jun 2, 1971||Socialist Party|
|13||Bhola Paswan Shastri||Jun 2, 1971||Jan 9, 1972||INC|
|President’s rule||Jan 9, 1972||Mar 19, 1972||N/A|
|14||Kedar Pandey||Mar 19, 1972||Jul 2, 1973||INC|
|15||Abdul Gafoor||Jul 2, 1973||Apr 11, 1975||INC|
|16||Jagannath Mishra||Apr 11, 1975||Apr 30, 1977||INC|
|President’s rule||Apr 30, 1977||Jun 24, 1977||N/A|
|17||Karpoori Thakur||Jun 24, 1977||Apr 21, 1979||JNP|
|18||Ram Sundar Das||Apr 21, 1979||Feb 17, 1980||JNP|
|President’s rule||Feb 17, 1980||Jun 8, 1980||N/A|
|19||Jagannath Mishra||Jun 8, 1980||Aug 14, 1983||INC (I)|
|20||Chandrashekhar Singh||Aug 14, 1983||Mar 12, 1985||INC (I)|
|21||Bindeshwari Dubey||Mar 12, 1985||Feb 13, 1988||INC (I)|
|22||Bhagwat Jha Azad||Feb 14, 1988||Mar 10, 1989||INC (I)|
|23||Satyendra Narayan Sinha||Mar 11, 1989||Dec 6, 1989||INC (I)|
|24||Jagannath Mishra||Dec 6, 1989||Mar 10, 1990||INC (I)|
|25||Lalu Prasad Yadav||Mar 10, 1990||Mar 28, 1995||JD|
|President’s rule||Mar 28, 1995||Apr 4, 1995|
|26||Lalu Prasad Yadav||Apr 4, 1995||Jul 25, 1997||JD, RJD|
|27||Rabri Devi||Jul 25, 1997||Feb 11, 1999||RJD|
|President’s rule||Feb 11, 1999||Mar 9, 1999|
|28||Rabri Devi||Mar 9, 1999||Mar 2, 2000||RJD|
|29||Nitish Kumar||Mar 3, 2000||Mar 10, 2000||JD(U)|
|30||Rabri Devi||Mar 11, 2000||Mar 6, 2005||RJD|
|President’s rule||Mar 7, 2005||Nov 24, 2005|
|31||Nitish Kumar||Nov 24, 2005||May 20, 2014||JD(U)|
|32||Jitan Ram Manjhi||May 20, 2014||Feb 22, 2015||JD(U)|
|33||Nitish Kumar||Feb 22, 2015||Nov 20, 2015||JD(U)|
|34||Nitish Kumar||Nov 20, 2015||Nov 16, 2020||JD(U)|
|35||Nitish Kumar||Nov 16, 2020||Present||JD(U)|
General Knowledge Questions on Chief Minister of Bihar
Who was the first Chief Minister of Bihar?
Ans: Shri Krishna Sinha
Who is the first female Chief Minister of Bihar?
Ans: Rabri Devi
Who is the Current Chief Minister of Bihar?
Ans: Nitish Kumar
Who is the chairman of Bihar legislative council?
Ans: Awadhesh Narain Singh
How many members are there in Bihar legislative assembly at present?
Who is the governor of Bihar?
Ans: Phagu Chauhan
Who is the speaker of Bihar legislative assembly?
Ans: Vijay Kumar Sinha
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