The Prime Minister of India is the head of state, however his powers are mostly ceremonial and notional. India’s government is led by the Prime Minister. After a political party wins a general election and nominates a candidate for the position, the President appoints him. Following it, the leader of that political party is named Prime Minister of India.
Overview of India’s Prime Ministers
The Prime Minister of India is the Government of India’s main executive. The following are some of the most common questions asked in various tests.
India’s first Prime Minister was Jawaharlal Nehru. He also holds the record of being India’s longest-serving Prime Minister.
Indira Gandhi was India’s first female prime minister.
Rajiv Gandhi, India’s youngest Prime Minister, was sworn in.
Manmohan Singh is the country’s first Sikh Prime Minister.
India’s current Prime Minister is Narendra Damodardas Modi (14th).
|Prime Minister Name||Period||Party|
|Jawahar Lal Nehru||15-Aug-1947 to 27-May-1964||The Indian National Congress (INC)|
|Gulzarilal Nanda||27-May-1964 to 9 June 1964||The Indian National Congress (INC)|
|Lal Bahadur Shastri||09-Jun-1964 to 11-Jan-1966||The Indian National Congress (INC)|
|Gulzarilal Nanda||11-Jan-1966 to 24 January 1966||The Indian National Congress (INC)|
|Indira Gandhi||24-Jan-1966 to 24-Mar-1977||The Indian National Congress (INC)|
|Morarji Desai||24-Mar-1977 to 28-Jul-1979||Janata Party|
|Charan Singh||28-Jul-1979 to 14-Jan-1980||Janata Party (Secular)|
|Indira Gandhi||14-Jan-1980 to 31-Oct-1984||The Indian National Congress (INC)|
|Rajiv Gandhi||31-Oct-1984 to 02-Dec-1989||The Indian National Congress (INC)|
|Vishwanath Pratap Singh||02-Dec-1989 to 10-Nov-1990||Janata Party|
|Chandra Shekhar||10-Nov-1990 to 21-Jun-1991||Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)|
|P. V. Narasimha Rao||21-Jun-1991 to 16-May-1996||The Indian National Congress (INC)|
|Atal Bihari Vajpayee||16-May-1996 to 01-Jun-1996||Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)|
|H. D. Deve Gowda||01-Jun-1996 to 21-Apr-1997||Janata Party|
|Atal Bihari Vajpayee||19-Mar-1998 to 22-May-2004||Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)|