Prime Ministers of India

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                                                                                                                     “First servant(s) of the Indian People” – Jawaharlal Nehru

•    Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) – 15.08.1947 to 27.05.1964 First prime minister, freedom fighter, great companion of Mahatma Gandhi
•    Gulzarilal Nanda (1898-1998) – 27.05.1964 to 09.06.1964 Home minister who became interim prime minister on the death of Jawaharlal Nehru
•    Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904-1964) – 09.06.1964 to 11.01.1966 Fought a war against Pakistan, died at Tashkent when signing a treaty with Pak leader
•    Gulzarilal Nanda (1898-1998) – 11.01.1966 to 24.01.1966 Home minister who became interim prime minister on the death of Lal Bahadur Shastri

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•    Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) – 24.01.1966 to 24.03.1977 Jawaharlal Nehru’s daughter who imposed an Emergency to overcome rising opposing
•    Morarji Desai (1896-1995) – 24.03.1977 to 28.07.1979 After Emergency was lifted, he became leader of a consortium of parties called Janata Dal
•    Charan Singh (1902-1987) – 28.07.1979 to 14.01.1980 Became prime minister after deserting Janata Dal
•    Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) – 14.01.1980 to 31.10.1984 Stormed back to power in the next elections, was shot dead by her bodyguard
•    Rajiv Gandhi (1944-1991) – 31.10.1984 to 02.12.1989 Became prime minister on a huge sympathy wave but failed to hold power
•    V.P. Singh (1931-2008) – 02.12.1989 to 10.12.1990 In the next elections, came to power with a coalition
•    Chandra Shekhar (1927-2007) – 10.12.1990 to 02.06.1991 Deserted V.P. Singh with his own party to become prime minister
•    P.V. Narasimha Rao (1921-2004) – 02.06.1991 to 16.05.1996 Became first Congress prime minister after Rajiv Gandhi, served full term

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•    Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924- ) – 16.05.1996 to 01.06.1996 Was the  first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime but was defeated in a vote in Parliament
•    H.D. Deve Gowda (1933- ) – 01.06.1996 to 21.04.1997 Became a compromise prime minister
•    Inder Kumar Gujral (1919-2012) – 21.04.1997 to 19.03.1998 Became a compromise prime minister
•    Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924- ) – 19.03.1998 to 22.05.2004 Became prime minister a second time and lasted full term
•    Dr. Manmohan Singh (1932- ) – 22.05.2004 to 17.05.2014After Congress victory in 2004, became prime minister for two terms

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•    Narendra Modi (1950- ) Current incumbent
After winning elections, was officially appointed prime minister by the President on 20 May 2014

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