Names and capital cities of all Indian States and an up-to-date list of Chief Ministers and their political parties

2017: Full list of Indian States, capitals and their Chief Ministers; Nitish Kumar quits and takes oath again as Bihar CM!

Archana Venkatraman
Bihar CM  Nitish Kumar has tendered his resignation in a sudden move
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has tendered his resignation in a sudden move

July 27, 2017 - BREAKING NEWS* Nitish Kumar quits as Bihar Chief Minister and then swaps alliances to join BJP-led NDA and takes oath as Bihar CM again 14 hours after he resigned.

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar becomes Deputy CM of Bihar.

Nitish Kumar, JDU, following his sudden resignation from Bihar CM post on July 26th, formed an alliance with BJP to swear in as Bihar CM for the sixth time on July 27th. His resignation was praised by PM Modi who offered full support of BJP to form government in Bihar.

On Wednesday, July 26, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tendered his resignation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi after weeks of political drama involving Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejashwi Yadav, the Deputy CM of Bihar. On July 7th, Lalu and son were named in corruption case by the CBI following a search of their Patna home. Lalu Yadav said, son Tejashwi will not quit. 

Talking to the media following sudden resignation, Nitish Kumar said: "Ever since the corruption charges were levelled against RJD leaders, we have been asking them to at least explain those charges. We also told him [Tejashwi] that the image that is being created, he should clarify all that. But this did not happen. The situation got so worse that it became difficult for me to work. Now, my conscience does not allow me to continue." Kumar's resignation ends the three-way collaboration between his party, JDU and Congress and Lalu Yadav's RJD.

[This list is updated as and when local government elections take place.]

PREVIOUS UPDATES:

March 15, 2017 UPDATE: State elections in Punjab, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Manipur gave ruling party BJP and its alliances a winning edge. Ex-footballer Biren Singh is Manipur's new CM while Manohar Parrikar takes oath as Goa CM and also succeeds in the trust vote on March 16th to prove majority. 

February 16, 2017 UPDATE - Tamil Nadu: Edapadi K. Palanisamy took oath as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. His oath came after days of drama and revelations around VK Sasikala - key party chief and Jayalalitha aide who was expected to become the CM. When J Jayalalitha, 68, passed away at Chennai's Apollo Hospital on Dec 05, 2016, O Panneerselvam took over as temporary Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu immediately.

2014 UPDATE: After Telangana  split from Andhra Pradesh to become the newest -- 29th -- State of India on 2nd June 2014 with Hyderabad as the capital of the new state and Amravathi as the capital of Andhra Pradesh, we make a refreshed and updated list of all the states, their capital cities and their chief ministers. 

India comprises 29 States and seven Union Territories. A Chief Minister is an elected head of the local government in a State for a five-year term and can serve unlimited number of terms. Union Territories, unlike States, are directly ruled by the central government. But some Union Territories in India di have a local legislature and a chief minister (such as Delhi or Chandigarh).

 Indian States and Ministers:

States (in alphabetical order)

Capital City

Minister – Political party

Andhra Pradesh

Amravathi [*Hyderabad initially]

Chandrababu Naidu (TDP)

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar

Pema Khandu (PPA)

Assam

Dispur

Sarbananda Sonowal (BJP)

Bihar

Patna

Nitish Kumar (JDU) - QUITS

Nitish Kumar joins BJP and sworn in as Bihar CM

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

Raman Singh (BJP)

Goa

Panaji

Manohar Parrikar (BJP)

Gujarat

Gandhinagar

Vijay Rupani (BJP) - [Andiben Patel resigned on Aug 1st 2016

Haryana

Chandigarh (shared with Punjab)

Manohar Lal Khatter (BJP)

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

Virbhadra Singh (Congress)

Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar (Summer) Jammu (Winter)

Mehbooba Mohammed Sayeed (PDP)

Jharkhand

Ranchi

Raghubar Das (BJP)

Karnataka

Bangalore

Siddaramaiah (Congress)

Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram

Pinarayi Vijayan (CPM)

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal

Shivraj Singh Chauhan (BJP)

Maharashtra

Mumbai

Devendra Fadnavis (BJP)

Manipur

Imphal

Biren Singh (BJP)

Meghalaya

Shillong

Mukul Sangma (Congress)

Mizoram

Aizawl

Pu Lalthanhawla (Congress)

Nagaland

Kohima

T.R. Zeliang (Nagaland People’s Front)

Odisha (Orissa)

Bhubaneshwar

Naveen Patnaik (BJD)

Punjab

Chandigarh (shared with Haryana)

Parkash Singh Badal (SAD)

Rajasthan

Jaipur

Vasundhara Raje (BJP)

Sikkim

Gangtok

Pawan Chamling (SDF)

Tamil Nadu

Chennai

Edapadi Palanisamy (AIADMK) is CM as O. Panneerselvam (AIADMK) resigns

Telangana (from June 2, 2014)

Hyderabad 

K Chandrashekhar Rao (TRS)

Tripura

Agartala

Manik Sarkar (CPM)

Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow

Akhilesh Yadav (SP)

Uttarakhand

Dehradun

Harish Rawat (Congress)

West Bengal

Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee (Trinamool Congress)


Here’s the list of all Indian Union Territories, capitals and governing bodies:

Union territory (in alphabetical order)

Capital City

Minister/ Governor – Political party (if applicable)

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair Central government rule
Chandigarh Chandigarh Mayor - Harphool Chandra Kalyan
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Silvassa B.S. Bhalla – IAS Officer 
Daman and Diu Daman B.S. Bhalla – IAS Officer 
Lakshadweep Kavaratti Farooq Khan - IPS Officer (BJP member)
Delhi – National Capital Territory Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal (AAP)

Puducherry (Pondicherry) Pondicherry V. Narayanasamy (INC)

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