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PM Modi 2015
Narendra Modi is the current Prime Minister of India, since 26 May 2014.

The Prime Minister of India, is the chief of government, chief advisor to the President of India, head of the Council of Ministers and the leader of the majority party in parliament. The Prime Minister leads the executive branch of the Government of India.

Since the Independence of India, India has had fifteen prime ministers. The first was Jawaharlal Nehru of the Indian National Congress party.

The current prime minister is Narendra Modi. He was sworn in on 26 May 2014.

Key

Prime Ministers

Name
(birth–death); constituency
Portrait Party
(Alliance)
Term of office Elections
(Lok Sabha)
Council of
Ministers
Appointed by
1 Jawaharlal Nehru
(1889–1964)
MP for Phulpur
Jnehru.jpg Indian National Congress 15 August
1947
27 May
1964
&&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&&&&&016 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0286.&&&&&0286 days Nehru I Lord Mountbatten
1952 (1st) Nehru II Rajendra Prasad
1957 (2nd) Nehru III
1962 (3rd) Nehru IV
Gulzarilal Nanda
(1898–1998)
MP for Sabarkantha
No image.png Indian National Congress 27 May
1964
9 June
1964
13 days  – (3rd) (acting) Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
2 Lal Bahadur Shastri
(1904–66)
MP for Allahabad
Lal Bahadur Shastri (cropped).jpg Indian National Congress 9 June
1964
11 January
1966
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&0216.&&&&&0216 days  – (3rd) Shastri
Gulzarilal Nanda
(1898–1998)
MP for Sabarkantha
No image.png Indian National Congress 11 January
1966
24 January
1966
13 days  – (3rd) (acting)
3 Indira Gandhi
(1917–84)
MP for Rae Bareli
Indira Gandhi 1977.jpg Indian National Congress 24 January
1966
24 March
1977
&&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&059.&&&&&059 days  – (3rd) I. Gandhi I
1967 (4th)
1971 (5th) I. Gandhi II V. V. Giri
4 Morarji Desai
(1896–1995)
MP for Surat
Morarji Desai (portrait).png Janata Party 24 March
1977
28 July
1979
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0126.&&&&&0126 days 1977 (6th) Desai B. D. Jatti
5 Charan Singh
(1902–87)
MP for Baghpat
Charan Singh (cropped).jpg Janata Party (Secular)
with INC
28 July
1979
14 January
1980
170 days  – (6th) C. Singh Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
(3) Indira Gandhi
(1917–84)
MP for Medak
Indira Gandhi 1977.jpg Indian National Congress (I) 14 January
1980
31 October
1984
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0291.&&&&&0291 days 1980 (7th) I. Gandhi III
6 Rajiv Gandhi
(1944–91)
MP for Amethi
Rajiv Gandhi (1987).jpg Indian National Congress (I) 31 October
1984
2 December
1989
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&032.&&&&&032 days  – (7th) R. Gandhi Zail Singh
1984 (8th)
7 V. P. Singh
(1931–2008)
MP for Fatehpur
V. P. Singh (cropped).jpg Janata Dal
(National Front)
2 December
1989
10 November
1990
343 days 1989 (9th) V. P. Singh R. Venkataraman
8 Chandra Shekhar
(1927–2007)
MP for Ballia
Chandra Shekhar (cropped).jpg Samajwadi Janata Party
with INC
10 November
1990
21 June
1991
223 days  – (9th) Chandra Shekhar
9 P. V. Narasimha Rao
(1921–2004)
MP for Nandyal
P V Narasimha Rao.png Indian National Congress (I) 21 June
1991
16 May
1996
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0330.&&&&&0330 days 1991 (10th) Rao
10 Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(born 1924)
MP for Lucknow
Atal Bihari Vajpayee (cropped).jpg Bharatiya Janata Party 16 May
1996
1 June
1996
13 days 1996 (11th) Vajpayee I Shankar Dayal Sharma
11 H. D. Deve Gowda
(born 1933)
MP (Rajya Sabha) for Karnataka
Deve Gowda BNC.jpg Janata Dal
(United Front)
1 June
1996
21 April
1997
324 days – (11th) Deve Gowda
12 I. K. Gujral
(1919–2012)
MP (Rajya Sabha) for Bihar
Inder Kumar Gujral 071.jpg Janata Dal
(United Front)
21 April
1997
19 March
1998
332 days  – (11th) Gujral
(10) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(born 1924)
MP for Lucknow
Atal Bihari Vajpayee (cropped).jpg Bharatiya Janata Party
(NDA)
19 March
1998
22 May
2004
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&064.&&&&&064 days 1998 (12th) Vajpayee II K. R. Narayanan
1999 (13th) Vajpayee III
13 Manmohan Singh
(born 1932)
MP (Rajya Sabha) for Assam
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in WEF ,2009 (cropped).jpg Indian National Congress
(UPA)
22 May
2004
26 May
2014
&&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 days 2004 (14th) M. Singh I A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
2009 (15th) M. Singh II Pratibha Patil
14 Narendra Modi
(born 1950)
MP for Varanasi
PM Modi Portrait(cropped).jpg Bharatiya Janata Party
(NDA)
26 May
2014
Incumbent &&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0157.&&&&&0157 days 2014 (16th) N. Modi Pranab Mukherjee

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