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Chief Ministers of Maharashtra 2023
After the reformation of the Bombay State in 1960, the State of Maharashtra came into existence. Yashwantrao Chavan, who served as the last Chief Minister of the Bombay State, became the inaugural Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Following the 1962 Assembly Elections, Marotrao Kannamwar assumed the role of Chief Minister, but unfortunately, he was the only Chief Minister to pass away while in office.
One of the most prominent figures in Maharashtra’s political history is Vasantrao Naik, who held the position of Chief Minister for an impressive 11-year tenure, from 1963 to 1975. His leadership left a lasting impact on the state.
Currently, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra is Eknath Shinde, who is at the helm of the state’s affairs. As the current Chief Minister, he holds the responsibility of leading Maharashtra’s government and addressing the needs and aspirations of its people.
Maharashtra CM 2023
On June 30, 2022, Eknath Shinde was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, succeeding Uddhav Thackeray. Since assuming office, he has been actively serving as the state’s Chief Minister. Eknath Shinde is affiliated with the Shiv Sena political party and had previously held the position of Cabinet Minister in the Urban Development and Public Works departments before assuming the role of Chief Minister.
Prime Minister of Bombay (1937-1947)
Maharashtra was earlier known as Bombay State under British Rule and back then, Bombay State had Prime Minister as their executive head. In the following table, the candidates will find the list of Prime Ministers of Bombay State from 1937 to 1947.
|Prime Minister of Bombay (1937- 1947)|
|Name||Term of Office||Assembly|
|Took office||Left office|
|Sir Dhanjishah Bomanjee Cooper||1st April 1937||19th July 1937||1st Provincial Assembly (1937 Elections)|
|Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher||19th July 1937||2nd November 1939|
|Vacant (Governor’s Rule)||2nd November 1939||30th March 1946||Dissolved|
|Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher||30th March 1946||15th August 1947||2nd Provincial Assembly (1946 Elections)|
Chief Ministers of Bombay State (1947-60)
After India attained Independence, the executive head of the Bombay State was designated as the Chief Minister of the state. In the following table, the candidates will find the list of Chief Ministers of Bombay State from 1947 to 1956.
|Chief Ministers of Bombay State (1947 to 1956)|
|Name||Term of Office||Assembly|
|Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher||15th August 1947||21st April 1952||Provincial Assembly (1946 election)|
|Morarji Ranchhodji Desai||21st April 1952||31st October 1956||1st (1952 elections)|
|Chief Ministers of Bombay State (195 to 1960) (States Reorganisation Act, 1956)|
|Yashwantrao Balwantrao Chavan||1st November 1956||5th April 1957||1st (1952 elections)|
|Yashwantrao Balwantrao Chavan||5th April 1957||30th April 1960||2nd (1957 elections)|
Chief Ministers of Maharashtra 2023
Under the Bombay Reorganisation Act of 1960, Bombay State was divided into states Maharashtra and Gujrat. In the following table, candidates will find the List of Chief Ministers of Maharashtra from 1960 to 2023.
|Chief Ministers of Maharashtra (1960–present) (Bombay Reorganisation Act, 1960)|
|Name||Term of office||Assembly|
|Took office||Left office|
|Yashwantrao Chavan||1st May 1960||20th November 1962||1st (1957 elections)|
|Marotrao Kannamwar||20th November 1962||24th November 1963||2nd (1962 election)|
|P. K. Sawant||25th November 1963||5th December 1963|
|Vasantrao Naik||5th December 1963||1st March 1967|
|1st March 1967||13th March 1972||3rd (1967 election)|
|13th March 1972||21st February 1975||4th(1972 election)|
|Shankarrao Chavan||21st February 1975||17th May 1977|
|Vasantdada Patil||17th May 1977||5th March 1978|
|5th March 1978||18th July 1978||5th (1978 election)|
|Sharad Pawar||18th July 1978||17th February 1980|
|Vacant (President’s rule)||17th February 1980||8th June 1980||Dissolved|
|A. R. Antulay||9th June 1980||21st January 1982||6th (1980 election)|
|Babasaheb Bhosale||21st January 1982||2nd February 1983|
|Vasantdada Patil||2nd February 1983||3rd June 1985|
|Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar||3rd June 1985||12th March 1986||7th (1985 election)|
|Shankarrao Chavan||12th March 1986||26th June 1988|
|Sharad Pawar||26th June 1988||4th March 1990|
|4th March 1990||25th June 1991||8th (1990 election)|
|Sudhakarrao Naik||25th June 1991||6th March 1993|
|Sharad Pawar||6th March 1993||14th March 1995|
|Manohar Joshi||14th March 1995||1st February 1999||9th (1995 election)|
|Narayan Rane||1st February 1999||18th October 1999|
|Vilasrao Deshmukh||18th October 1999||18th January 2003||10th (1999 election)|
|Sushilkumar Shinde||18th January 2003||1st November 2004|
|Vilasrao Deshmukh||1st November 2004||8th December 2008||11th (2004 election)|
|Ashok Chavan||8th December 2008||7th November 2009|
|7th November 2009||11th November 2010||12th (2009 election)|
|Prithviraj Chavan||11th November 2010||28th September 2014|
|Vacant (President’s rule)||28th September 2014||30th October 2014||Dissolved|
|Devendra Fadnavis||31st October 2014||12th November 2019||13th (2014 election)|
|Vacant (President’s rule)||12th November 2019||23rd November 2019||14th (2019 election)|
|Devendra Fadnavis||23rd November 2019||28th November 2019|
|Uddhav Thackeray||28th November 2019||30th June 2022|
|Eknath Shinde||30th June 2022||Incumbent|
Here is the list of the last five Chief Ministers of Maharashtra along with their details:
Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray was the most recent Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
He assumed office after being elected as the president of the post-poll coalition Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi.
In a Pratunam Survey held in June 2021, he was recognized as the most popular Chief Minister among the 13 states.
Devendra Fadnavis served as the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
His tenure lasted from October 31, 2014, to November 8, 2019.
Although he took a second oath on November 23, 2019, he resigned three days later due to the BJP’s lack of a majority.
Presently, he holds the position of opposition leader in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.
Prithviraj Chavan held the office of Chief Minister for a period of 3 years and 321 days, from November 11, 2010, to September 28, 2014.
He was associated with the Indian National Congress (INC) politically.
Prior to his entry into politics, Chavan worked in the United States and later became an entrepreneur in India in 1974.
He also served as a member of the Rajya Sabha.
Ashok Chavan is a prominent leader of the Indian National Congress.
He served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra from December 8, 2008, to November 9, 2010.
Chavan previously held various ministerial positions such as Minister for Cultural Affairs, Industries, Mines, and Protocol in the Vilasrao Deshmukh government.
Currently, he is serving as the Minister of Public Works (Excluding Public Undertakings) in the Government of Maharashtra
Vilasrao Deshmukh was the 14th Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
He held office for two terms, from October 18, 1999, to January 16, 2003, and again from November 1, 2004, to December 5, 2008.
Following his tenure as Chief Minister, Deshmukh became a member of the Rajya Sabha and later served as the Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences.
GK Questions on CM of Maharashtra
Question 1: Who was the first chief minister of Maharashtra?
Answer: Sri Yashwantrao Balwantrao Chavan
Question 2: Who is current chief minister of Maharashtra?
Answer: Eknath Shinde from Shiv Sena
Question 3: How many members are in Maharashtra Legislative Council?
Answer: 78 out of which 66 are elected and 12 are nominated
Question 4: Who is the chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council?
Answer: Neelam Gorhe
Question 5: How many members are there in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly?
Question 6: Who is the speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly?
Answer: Rahul Narwekar
Question 7: Who is the Governor of Maharashtra?
Answer: Ramesh Bais since 13th February 2023
FAQ on Chief Ministers Of Maharashtra
Q: Who was the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra?
A: The first Chief Minister of Maharashtra was Yashwantrao Chavan. He also served as the last Chief Minister of Bombay State.
Q: Who is the current Chief Minister of Maharashtra?
A: Eknath Shinde is the new Maharashtra CM who took charge of the office on 30 June 2022. He is politically associated with Shiv Sena. He previously worked in the cabinet of the last chief minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, as a minister for Urban Development and Public Works.
Q: Who is the longest-serving Maharashtra CM?
Vasantrao Naik is the longest-serving Maharashtra CM, who served the CMO for 11 years 77 days. Naik began his tenure as chief minister of Maharashtra on 5 December 1963 and ended his term on 21 February 1975. He was politically associated with the Indian National Congress.
Q: Who is the youngest Maharashtra CM?
Sharad Pawar was the youngest Maharashtra CM at age 38. He served two terms as the chief minister of Maharashtra, the first one associated with the INC (Socialist), from 18 July 1978 to 17 February 1980. The other term that Sharad Pawar served as Maharashtra CM was with INC from 26 June 1988 to 25 June 1991.
Q: Where can I find the list of chief ministers of Maharashtra from 1960 to 2023?
Find the list of Maharashtra CM from 1960 to 2023 shared here. We have shared the names of all the previous chief ministers of Maharashtra, details of their political associations, and total tenure here. Check out the list of CM of Maharashtra here.