List Of Chief Ministers Of Karnataka + Interesting Facts

List Of Chief Ministers Of Karnataka

Last Updated: 28 July 2021

Since 1947, the Total number of Chief Ministers of Mysore + Karnataka is 22. Mysore was renamed Karnataka in the Year 1973.

Before Mysore was renamed Karnataka, 7 Chief Ministers were Appointed till 1971. Veerendra Patil being the last Chief Minister of the State when it was named Mysore.

Read the List of Chief Ministers Of Karnataka and Interesting Facts below:

List Of Chief Ministers Of Karnataka


Chief Ministers Of Mysore


No.Chief MinisterTerm InTerm OutParty
1K. Chengalaraya Reddy
(Mysuru State)
25 Oct 194730 Mar 1952INC
2K. Hanumanthaiah
(Ramanagara)
30 Mar 195219 Aug 1956INC
3Kadidal Manjappa
(Theerthahalli)
19 Aug 195631 Oct 1956INC

Chief Ministers Of Coorg State


No.Chief MinisterTerm InTerm OutParty
1C. M. Poonacha
(Berriath Nad)
27 Mar 195231 Oct 1956INC

Chief Ministers Of Mysore


No.Chief MinisterTerm InTerm OutParty
4S. Nijalingappa[1]
(Molakalmuru)
01 Nov 195616 May 1958INC
5B. D. Jatti
(Jamkhandi)
16 May 195809 Mar 1962INC
6S. R. Kanthi
(Hungud)
14 Mar 196220 Jun 1962INC
S. Nijalingappa[2]
(Shiggaon)
21 June 196228 May 1968INC
7Veerendra Patil[1]
(Chincholi)
29 May 196818 Mar 1971INC (0)
~President’s Rule19 Mar 197120 Mar 1972

Chief Ministers Of Karnataka


After Mysore Was Renames As Karnataka
No.Chief MinisterTerm InTerm OutParty
8D. Devaraj Urs[1]
(Hunsur)
20 Mar 197231 Dec 1977INC
~President’s Rule31 Dec 197728 Feb 1978
D. Devaraj Urs[2]
(Hunsur)
28 Feb 197807 Jan 1980INC (I)
9R. Gundu Rao
(Somwarpet)
12 Jan 198006 Jan 1983INC (I)
10Ramakrishna Hegde
(Basavanagudi)
10 Jan 198310 Aug 1988JP
11S. R. Bommai
(Hubli Rural)
13 Aug 198821 Apr 1989JP
~President’s Rule21 Apr 198930 Nov 1989
Veerendra Patil[2]
(Chincholi)
30 Nov 198910 Oct 1990INC
~President’s Rule10 Oct 199017 Oct 1990
12S. Bangarappa
(Soraba)
17 Oct 199019 Nov 1992INC
13M. Veerappa Moily
(Karkala)
19 Nov 199211 Dec 1994INC
14H. D. Deve Gowda
(Ramanagara)
11 Dec 199431 May 1996JD
15J. H. Patel
(Channagiri)
31 May 199607 Oct 1999JD
16S. M. Krishna
(Maddur)
11 Oct 199928 May 2004INC
17Dharam Singh
(Jevargi)
28 May 200402 Feb 2006INC
18H. D. Kumaraswamy[1]
(Ramanagara)
03 Feb 200608 Oct 2007JD (S)
~President’s Rule08 Oct 200712 Nov 2007
19B. S. Yediyurappa[1]
(Shikaripura)
12 Nov 200719 Nov 2007BJP
~President’s Rule20 Nov 200729 May 2008
B. S. Yediyurappa[2]
(Shikaripura)
30 May 200804 Aug 2011BJP
20D. V. Sadananda Gowda
(MLC)
05 Aug 201111 July 2012BJP
21Jagadish Shettar
(Hubli-Dharwad-Central)
12 July 201212 May 2013BJP
22Siddaramaiah
(Varuna)
13 May 201315 May 2018INC
B. S. Yediyurappa[3]
(Shikaripura)
17 May 201823 May 2018BJP
H. D. Kumaraswamy[2]
(Channapatna)
23 May 201823 July 2019JD (S)
B. S. Yediyurappa[4]
(Shikaripura)
26 July 201926 July 2021BJP
23Basavaraj Bommai
(Shiggaon)
28 July 2021IncumbentBJP

President’s Rule In Karnataka


RuleFromUp ToDays
1st19 Mar 197120 Mar 19721 Year 1 Day
2nd31 Dec 197728 Feb 197859 Days
3rd21 Apr 198930 Nov 1989193 Days
4th10 Oct 199017 Oct 19907 Days
5th08 Oct 200712 Nov 200735 Days
6th20 Nov 200729 May 2008191 Days

Party Full Forms


No.PartyFull-Form
1BJPBharatiya Janata Party
2INCIndian National Congress
3INC (I)Indian National Congress (Indira)
4INC (O)Indian National Congress (Organisation)
5JDJanata Dal
6JD (S)Janata Dal (Secular)
7JPJanata Party

Interesting Facts About Chief Ministers Of Karnataka


  • 7 Chief Ministers were Appointed before Mysore was renamed Karnataka (1947-1971)
  • Veerendra Patil was the last Chief Minister of the State when it was named Mysore (29 May 1968 – 18 March 1971)
  • D. Devaraj Urs (20 March 1972 – 31 December 1977) was the First Chief Minister after the State was renamed Karnataka in 1973
  • The Majority of the Chief Ministers of Karnataka belonged to the Indian National Congress Party
  • K. Chengalaraya Reddy is the First Chief Minister of the State (25 October 1947 – 30 March 1952)
  • The Longest-Serving Chief Minister of Karnataka is D. Devaraj Urs (7 Years 234 Days)
  • Janata Party’s Ramakrishna Hegde is the Second Longest-Serving Chief Minister of Karnataka (5 Years 7 Months)
  • Veerendra Patil from Indian National Congress has the Longest Gap between Two Terms (18 years 8 months 12 days)
    • First Term: 29 May 1968 – 18 March 1971 (2 Years, 293 Days)
    • Second Term: 30 November 1989 – 10 October 1990 (314 Days)
  • H. D. Deve Gowda, The 14th Chief Minister of Karnataka became the 11th Prime Minister of India
  • B. D. Jatti, The 5th Chief Ministers of Karnataka became the 5th Vice President of India
  • President’s Rule in Karnataka was appointed 6 Times. The last Rule was between 20 November 2007 – 29 May 2008
  • The Shortest President’s Rule in Karnataka was for 7 Days (10 October 1990 – 17 October 1990)
  • Since 1947, The Number of Chief Ministers of Mysore + Karnataka are 23 People
  • B. S. Yediyurappa resigned from his post of Chief Minister on 26th July 2021, exactly after 2 Years of service
  • B. S. Yediyurappa was the first BJP Chief Minister of Karnataka while Basavaraj Bommai is the second
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