Chengalaraya Reddy was the first chief minister of Karnataka served from 25th October 1947 to 30th March 1952. Let’s uncover the list of all chief ministers of Karnataka starting from 1947 to 2023.
Siddaramaiah is taking charge as new Chief Minister of Karnataka on May 27, 2023, while DK Shivakumar serves Deputy CM of Karnataka. We are listing below all chief ministers of Karnataka starting from 1947 to 2023. Questions regarding chief ministers are often put up in Karnataka GK Quiz.
Karnataka CM List 1947 to 2023
Check below the list of all CM of Karnataka for the period 1947-2023:
|SL. No||Name of CM||Period||Party|
|1.||Sri K. Chengalaraya Reddy||25 October 1947 to 30 March 1952||Indian National Congress|
|2.||K. Hanumanthaiah||30 March 1952 to 19 August 1956||Indian National Congress|
|3.||Kadidal Manjappa||19 August 1956 to 31 October 1956||Indian National Congress|
|4.||C. M. Poonacha||27 March 1952 to 31 October 1956||Indian National Congress|
|5.||S. Nijalingappa||1 November 1956 to 16 May 1958||Indian National Congress|
|6.||B. D. Jatti||16 May 1958 to 9 March 1962||Indian National Congress|
|7.||S. R. Kanthi||14 March 1962 to 20 June 1962||Indian National Congress|
|8.||S. Nijalingappa||21 June 1962 to 28 May 1968||Indian National Congress|
|9.||Veerendra Patil||29 May 1968 to 18 March 1971||Indian National Congress (O)|
|10.||D. Devaraj Urs||20 March 1972 to 31 December 1977
28 February 1978 to 7 January 1980
|Indian National Congress|
|11.||R. Gundu Rao||12 January 1980 to 6 January 1983||Indian National Congress|
|12.||Ramakrishna Hegde||10 January 1983 to 29 December 1984
8 March 1985 to 13 February 1986
16 February 1986 to 10 August 1988
|13.||S. R. Bommai||13 August 1988 to 21 April 1989||Janata Party|
|14.||Veerendra Patil||30 November 1989 to 10 October 1990||Indian National Congress|
|15.||S. Bangarappa||17 October 1990 to 19 November 1992||Indian National Congress|
|16.||M. Veerappa Moily||19 November 1992 to 11 December 1994||Indian National Congress|
|17.||H. D. Deve Gowda||11 December 1994 to 31 May 1996||Janata Dal|
|18.||J. H. Patel||31 May 1996 to 7 October 1999||Janata Dal|
|19.||S. M. Krishna||11 October 1999 to 28 May 2004||Indian National Congress|
|20.||Dharam Singh||28 May 2004 to 2 February 2006||Indian National Congress|
|21.||H. D. Kumaraswamy||3 February 2006 to 8 October 2007||Janata Dal (Secular)|
|22.||B. S. Yediyurappa||12 November 2007 to 19 November 2007
30 May 2008 to 4 August 2011
|Bharatiya Janata Party|
|23.||D. V. Sadananda Gowda||5 August 2011 to 11 July 2012||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|24.||Jagadish Shettar||12 July 2012 to 12 May 2013||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|25.||Siddaramaiah||13 May 2013 to 15 May 2018||Indian National Congress|
|26.||B. S. Yediyurappa||17 May 2018 to 23 May 2018||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|27.||H. D. Kumaraswamy||23 May 2018 to 23 July 2019||Janata Dal (Secular)|
|28.||B. S. Yediyurappa||26 July 2019 to 28 July 2021||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|29||Basavaraj Bommai||28 July 2021 to 19 May 2023||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|30||Siddaramaiah||20 July 2023 to “to be announced”||Indian National Congress|
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GK Questions on Chief Ministers of Karnataka
Question 1: Who was the first chief minister of Karnataka?
Answer: Sri K. Chengalaraya Reddy
Question 2: Who is current chief minister of Karnataka?
Answer: Siddaramaiah from 20 May 2023
Question 3: How many members are in Karnataka Legislative Council?
Answer: 75 out of which 64 are elected and 11 are nominated
Question 4: Who is the chairman of Karnataka Legislative Council?
Answer: Raghunath Rao Malkapure is the chairman of Karnataka Legislative Council
Question 5: How many members are there in Karnataka Legislative Assembly?
Question 6: Who is the speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly?
Answer: Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, BJP
Question 7: Who is the Governor of Karnataka?
Answer: Thawar Chand Gehlot
Current Cabinet Ministers of Karnataka 2023
|Siddaramaiah from 20 May 2023||Chief Minister,
|Govind M. Karjola||
|J.C. Madhu Swamy||
|C.N. Ashwath Narayan||Higher education.|
IT & BT.
Science & Technology.
Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
|C.C. Patil||Public Works Department|
Ecology and Environment
|Kota Srinivas Poojary||Social Welfare|
Backward Classes Welfare
|Prabhu Chauhan||Animal Husbandry|
|Murugesh Nirani||Large and Medium Scale Industries. (Excluding Sugar, Public Enterprises)|
|Arbail Shivaram Hebber||Labour|
|Byrati Basavaraj||Urban Development (including KUWSDB & KUIDFC, excluding Bengaluru development, BBMP, BDA, BWSSB, BMRDA, BMRCI and Directorate of Town Planning, Urban development department)|
|K. Sudhakar||Health and Family Welfare|
|K. Gopalaiah||Excise (from Finance)|
Haj and Wakf
|M.T.B. Nagaraj||Small Scale Industries, Public Sector Industries|
|K.C. Narayana Gowda||Youth Empowerment and Sports|
|B.C. Nagesh||Primary and Secondary Education|
|V. Sunil Kumar||Energy|
Kannada and Culture
|Halappa Achar||Mines and Geology (from Commerce & Industries)|
Women, Child development and Disabled & Senior citizens empowerment
|Shankar B Patil||Handloom and Textiles (from Commerce & Industries)|
Sugarcane Development And Directorate of Sugar
Planning, Program monitoring and Statistics
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