Chief Ministers of Karnataka

The Chief Minister of Karnataka is the chief executive of Karnataka. As per the Constitution of India, the governor is a state's de jure head, but de facto executive authority rests with the chief minister. There have been six instances of President's rule in Karnataka, most recently in 2007�08. The incumbent chief minister is the Congress party's Siddaramaiah, who was sworn in on 13 May 2013.

Sl. No. Name Political Party Period
1 K. Chengalaraya Reddy Congress October 25, 1947 - March 30, 1952
2 Kengal Hanumanthaiah Congress March 30, 1952 - August 19, 1956
3 Kadidal Manjappa Congress August 19, 1956 - October 31, 1956
4 S. Nijalingappa Congress November 1, 1956 - April 10, 1957
5 S. Nijalingappa Congress April 10, 1957 - May 16, 1958
6 B.D. Jatti Congress May 16, 1958 - March 9, 1962
7 S.R. Kanthi Congress March 14, 1962 - June 20, 1962
8 S. Nijalingappa Congress June 21, 1962 - March 3, 1967
9 S. Nijalingappa Congress March 3, 1967 - May 29, 1968
10 Veerendra Patil Congress May 29, 1968 - March 18, 1971
Presidents Rule March 19, 1971 - March 20, 1972
11 D. Devaraj Urs Congress March 20, 1972 - December 31, 1977
Presidents Rule December 31, 1977 - February 28, 1978
12 D. Devaraj Urs Congress February 28, 1978 - January 7, 1980
13 R. Gundu Rao Congress January 12, 1980 - January 6, 1983
14 Ramakrishna Hegde Janata Party January 10, 1983 - December 29, 1984
15 Ramakrishna Hegde Janata Party March 8, 1985 - February 13, 1986
16 Ramakrishna Hegde Janata Party February 16, 1986 - August 10, 1988
17 S.R. Bommai Janata Party August 13, 1988 - April 21, 1989
Presidents Rule April 21, 1989 - November 30, 1989
18 Veerendra Patil Congress November 30, 1989 - October 10, 1990
Presidents Rule October 10, 1990 - October 17, 1990
19 S. Bangarappa Congress October 17, 1990 - November 19, 1992
20 M. Veerappa Moily Congress November 19, 1992 - December 11, 1994
21 H.D. Deve Gowda Janata Dal December 11, 1994 - May 31, 1996
22 J.H. Patel Janata Dal May 31, 1996 - October 07, 1999
23 S.M. Krishna Congress October 11, 1999 - May 28, 2004
24 Dharam Singh Congress May 28, 2004 - Jan 27, 2006
[Congress-JD(s) coalition]
24 H D Kumaraswamy JD(s) Feb 3, 2006 - October 8, 2007
[BJP-JD(s) coalition]
25 Presidents Rule October 9, 2007 - November 8, 2007
26 B S Yeddyurappa BJP November 12, 2007 - November 19, 2007
[BJP-JD(s) coalition]
27 Presidents Rule November 20, 2007 - May 29, 2008
28 B S Yeddyurappa BJP May 30, 2008 - July 31, 2011
29 D.V Sadananda Gowda BJP August 4, 2011 - July 11, 2012
30 Jagadish Shivappa Shettar BJP July 12, 2012 - 8 May 2013
31 Siddaramaiah Congress May 13, 2013 - 15 May 2018
32 B. S. Yeddyurappa Bharatiya Janata Party 17 May 2018 – 23 May 2018
33 H. D. Kumaraswamy Janata Dal (Secular) 23 May 2018 – present