THE UNIVERSAL COMPENDIUM

Prime Ministers of India


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Name
Term
Party
Cessation
Birth/Death
1 Jawaharlal Nehru Aug. 1947-May 1964 Congress d. in office
1889-1964
2 Gulzari Lal Nanda[1] (1) May 1964-June 1966 Congress interim role ended
1898-1998
3 Lal Bahadur Shastri June 1964-Jan. 1966 Congress d. in office
1904-1966
(2) Gulzari Lal Nanda[1] (2) 11-24 Jan. 1966 Congress interim role ended
v.s.
4 Indira Gandhi (1) Jan. 1966-Mar. 1977 Congress electoral defeat
1917-1984
5 Morarji Desai Mar. 1977-July 1979 Janata electoral defeat
1896-1995
6 Charan Singh July 1979-Jan. 1980 Janata electoral defeat
1902-1987
(4) Indira Gandhi (2) Jan. 1980-Oct. 1984 Congress d. in office
v.s.
7 Rajiv Gandhi Oct. 1984-Dec. 1989 Congress electoral defeat
1944-1991
8 Vishwanath Prathap Singh  Dec. 1989-Nov. 1990 National Front Coalition electoral defeat
1931-2008
9 Chandra Shekhar Nov. 1990-June 1991 Janata electoral defeat
1927-2007
10
P. V. Narasimha Rao
June 1991-June 1996
Congress
electoral defeat
1921-2004
11 H. D. Deve Gowda June 1996-Apr. 1997 United Front Coalition replaced
1933-
12 Inder K. Gujral Apr. 1997-Dec. 1997 United Front Coalition electoral defeat
1919-
13 Atal B. Vajpayee (1) Mar. 1998-Apr. 1999 BJP-led Coalition lost vote of no confidence
1924-
(13)  Atal B. Vajpayee (2) Oct. 1999-May 2004 BJP-led Coalition electoral defeat
v.s.
14 Manmohan Singh May 2004- present Congress-led Coalition  
1932-


Notes

1. interim caretaker prime minister

Sources

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Jha, R. The Indian Economy Sixty Years After Independence. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Lyon, P. Conflict Between India and Pakistan: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2008.

Wolpert, S., ed. Encyclopedia of India, vol. 3. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 



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