The Deputy Prime Minister of India is a member of the Indian cabinet in the Indian government. The post is not a constitutional post and seldom carries any specific powers. Generally a Deputy PM also holds other key portfolios like Home Minister or Finance Minister. Though the Indian Constitution does not specify the position and with the Prime Minister himself being treated as "first among equals" in the cabinet, the position of DPM is sometimes used by governments to bring political stability and strength by including a powerful individual, or in times of national emergency, when a proper chain of command is necessary. The first Deputy Prime Minister was Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The last person to hold this post was Lal Krishna Advani of the previous government. The current government does not have a Deputy Prime Minister. ... The Home Minister, or more properly the Minister for Home Affairs, is a position in the Indian Cabinet, at both State and Union levels. ... The finance minister is a cabinet position in a government. ... The Constitution of India, the worlds lengthiest written constitution (with 395 articles and 8 schedules) was passed by the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949. ... VallabhbhÄÄ« Paá¹el (Gujarati: , DevanÄgarÄ«: ; IPA: ) (October 31, 1875 â December 15, 1950) was a political and social leader of India who played a major role in the countrys struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation. ... Lal Krishna Advani Lal Krishna Advani (Devanagari: à¤²à¤¾à¤² à¤à¥à¤·à¥à¤£ à¤à¥à¤µà¤¾à¤£à¥) also known as Lal Kishenchand Advani (born November 8, 1927/1929, Karachi, Pakistan) was the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) until year-end 2005 and is Leader of the Opposition in the 14th Lok Sabha. ...
The Deputy Prime Minister in reality has no power except chairing the Cabinet meetings in the absence of the PM. Only if the PM is taken ill seriously, incapacitated or in the event of his death, does the DPM take the same level of responsibility.
List of Deputy Prime minister of India in chronological order
Categories: Government of India | Lists of office-holders | Indian Deputy Prime Ministers Morarji Ranchhodji Desai (Hindi: ) (February 29, 1896 â April 10, 1995) was an Indian freedom fighter and the first non-Congress Party Prime Minister of India. ... This article is about the Indian Prime Minister. ... Jagjivan Ram (5 April 1908 - 6 July 1986), known popularly as Babuji was a freedom fighter and a social reformer hailing from the backward classes of Bihar in India. ... Yashwantrao Chavan (12 March 1913 - 25 November 1984) was the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra. ... Chaudhari Devi Lal Chaudhari Devi Lal (1914-2001) was an Indian politician, freedom fighter, Chief Minister of the state of Haryana and Deputy Prime Minister of India. ... Vishwanath Pratap Singh (born 25 June 1931) was the seventh Prime Minister of the Republic of India. ... Chaudhari Devi Lal Chaudhari Devi Lal (1914-2001) was an Indian politician, freedom fighter, Chief Minister of the state of Haryana and Deputy Prime Minister of India. ... Chandra Shekhar Singh (born 1 July 1927) was the eighth Prime Minister of the Republic of India. ... Lal Krishna Advani Lal Krishna Advani (Devanagari: à¤²à¤¾à¤² à¤à¥à¤·à¥à¤£ à¤à¥à¤µà¤¾à¤£à¥) also known as Lal Kishenchand Advani (born November 8, 1927/1929, Karachi, Pakistan) was the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) until year-end 2005 and is Leader of the Opposition in the 14th Lok Sabha. ... Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Hindi: , pronunciation: ) (born December 25, 1924) was the Prime Minister of India in 1996 and again from October 13, 1998 until May 19, 2004. ...
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