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About Prime Minister of India
In the parliamentary form of the government, the Prime Minister (PM) is the real executive of the government and is the head of the State (India). The political party which wins the maximum number of seats in the general election (Lok Sabha election) will get the chance to form the government in the center.
The elected party decides the person to be nominated by the President as the Prime of India.
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Constitutional Provisions for the Prime Minister of India
There is no specific provision for the appointment and the selection of the Prime Minister of India. But the Article 75 of the Indian Constitution says that “the President shall appoint the Prime Minister.” As per the parliamentary system convention, the President shall appoint the leader of the majority party in the Lok Sabha, is there is no clear majority then the President can act on his own discretion for the selection of the Prime Minister (PM).
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Prime Minister of India List
This article has the complete list of the Prime Minister of India, it consists of the name and the years of their ruling of all the PMs. The complete list of all the Prime Minister of India is given below:
|S.NO||Prime Minister||Born and Death||Term of Office|
|1.||Jawahar Lal Nehru||1889–1964||15th August 1947-27th May 1964|
|2.||Gulzarilal Nanda||1898-1998||27th May 1964 – 9 June 1964|
|3.||Lal Bahadur Shastri||1904–1966||9th June 1964 – 11th January 1966|
|4.||Gulzari Lal Nanda||1898-1998||11th January 1966 – 24th January 1966|
|5.||Indira Gandhi||1917–1984||24th January 1966 – 24th March 1977|
|6.||Morarji Desai||1896–1995||24th March 1977 – 28th July 1979|
|7.||Charan Singh||1902–1987||28th July 1979 – 14th January 1980|
|8.||Indira Gandhi||1917–1984||14th Jan. 1980 -31st Oct. 1984|
|9.||Rajiv Gandhi||1944–1991||31st Oct. 1984 – 2nd Dec. 1989|
|10.||V. P. Singh||1931–2008||2nd Dec. 1989 – 10th Nov. 1990|
|11.||Chandra Shekhar||1927–2007||10th Nov. 1990 – 21st June 1991|
|12.||P. V. Narasimha Rao||1921–2004||21st June 1991 – 16th May 1996|
|13.||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||1924- 2018||16th May 1996 – 1st June 1996|
|14.||H. D. Deve Gowda||Born in the year 1933||1st June 1996 – 21st April 1997|
|15.||Inder Kumar Gujral||1919–2012||21st April 1997 – 19th March 1998|
|16.||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||1924-2018||19th March 1998 – 22nd May 2004|
|17.||Manmohan Singh||Born in the Year 1932||22nd May 2004 – 26th May 2014|
|18.||Narendra Modi||Born in the year 1950||26th May 2014 – Till today|
FAQs on Prime Minister of India
Ans.) Gulzarilal Nanda who held the office of the Prime Minister on 11 January 1966 and remained till 24 January 1966 that is for 13 days, acted as the PM of India.
Ans.) Jawahar Lal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India to hold the record of longest-serving PM of India that is from 15 August 1947-27 May 1964 (16 years, 286 days).
Ans.) Indira Gandhi the PM of India was assassinated on 31 October 1984 and Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on 21 May 1991 in Chennai.
Ans.) Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, and Rajiv Gandhi were the PM of India who died in office.
Ans.) The PM does not receive the salary as a Prime Minister but he receives the salary as a Member of Parliament (MP) that is 2,80,000 Rs.
Ans.) The President of India elects the PM of India.
Ans.) Indira Gandhi is the only and the first PM of India who served as the PM from 24 January 1966 – 24 March 1977 and 14 January 1980 – 31 October 1984.
Ans.) The leader of the majority party in the Lok Sabha is appointed as the PM by the President.
Ans.) From 1947 till today there are 16 Prime Ministers of India.
Ans.) The PM of India cannot be removed from the office till he holds the majority in the Lok Sabha however if the PM loses confidence, then he has to resign.
Ans.) The PM of India cannot be impeached but he removed or resigns from the office when he loses his confidence in the Lok Sabha.
Ans.) 7, Lok Kalyan Marg (old name 7, Race Course Road) is the place in Delhi where PM lives.
Ans.) As long as he holds the majority in the Lok Sabha.