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Naveen Patnaik took oath as the CM of Odisha for the fifth time today. Here is a list of Independent India's longest-serving chief ministers.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 29 May 2019, 03:41:56 PM
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Naveen Patnaik took oath as the CM of Odisha for the fifth time today. Here is a list of Independent India's longest-serving chief ministers.
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On April 28, 2018, Pawan Kumar Chamling became the longest-serving chief minister in the country, overtaking former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu's record of 23 years and 4 months. In May 2014, he was sworn in as Sikkim chief minister for the record fifth consecutive time. A look at some other chief ministers who remained in office for long.
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Jyoti Basu was an Indian Marxist ideologue, theorist and statesman belonging to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from West Bengal. He served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal state from 1977 to 2000. He was the longest-serving chief minister of any Indian state after being pipped by Sikkim's Pawan Chamling. Basu was a member of the CPI(M) Politburo from the time of the party's founding in 1964 until 2008. From 2008 until his death in 2010 he remained a permanent invitee to the central committee of the party.
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Lal Thanhawla was the former Chief Minister of Mizoram from 11 December 2008 to 11 December 2018. Previously he was Chief Minister from 1984 to 1986 and from 1989 to 1998. He was elected to another term in the 2013 Mizoram Legislative Assembly election. This was the fifth time he was elected to the office of Chief Minister, which is a record in Mizoram. He belongs to the Congress. His electoral constituencies are Serchhip and Hrangturzo. He successfully contested the general elections nine times, in 1978, 1979, 1984, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2008, and 2013.
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Manik Sarkar served as the Chief Minister of Tripura from March 1998 to March 2018. He is a Politburo Member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). In March 2008, he was sworn in as leader of Left Front, the Tripura coalition government. In assembly elections held in 2013, he became the chief minister for the fourth consecutive time. Currently, he serves as the Leader of Opposition in Tripura Legislative Assembly.
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Mohan Lal Sukhadia was an Indian politician, who served as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan state for 17 years (1954–1971). He became chief minister at age 38 and was responsible for bringing major reforms and developments in Rajasthan. For this, he is still widely revered as the "founder of modern Rajasthan".
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Naveen Patnaik is an Indian politician who is the current and 14th Chief Minister of Odisha. He is also the president of the Biju Janata Dal, a writer and has published four books. He is currently the longest serving Chief Minister of any Indian state and only the third Indian chief Minister after Pawan Chamling and Jyoti Basu to win five consecutive terms as Chief Minister of a Indian state.
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Okram Ibobi Singh is an Indian Politician who was the Chief Minister of Manipur from 2002 to 2017. In 2012, he helped his party win the state election for the third time with an absolute majority securing 42 out of the total 60 assembly seats, brushing aside anti-incumbency factor once again. He is a member of the Indian National Congress. In 2017 Assembly Elections, Okram Ibobi Singh defeated Leitanthem Basanta Singh and Irom Sharmila
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Raman Singh was the 2nd Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh from 7 December 2003 to 16 December 2018. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is also an ayurvedic practitioner. He is also the longest serving CM of Chhattisgarh for 15 years.
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Sheila Dikshit was the longest serving Chief Minister of Delhi, serving for a period of 15 years from 1998 to 2013. Dikshit led Congress party to three consecutive electoral victories in Delhi. In the December 2013 elections to the Delhi Legislative Assembly, Dikshit was defeated in New Delhi constituency by Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who replaced her as Delhi's chief minister.
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Tarun Gogoi served as the Chief Minister of Assam from 2001 to 2016. He is a member of the Indian National Congress and led the party to a record three consecutive electoral victories in Assam. He completed 15 consecutive years as Chief Minister of Assam on 18 May 2016.
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Bidhan Chandra Roy was an eminent Indian physician, educationist, philanthropist, freedom fighter and politician who served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1948 until his death in 1962. Bidhan Roy is often considered the Maker of Modern West Bengal due to his key role in the founding of several institutions and five eminent cities, Durgapur, Kalyani, Bidhannagar, Ashokenagar and Habra. He is one of the few people in history to have obtained F.R.C.S. and M.R.C.P. degrees simultaneously. In India, the National Doctors' Day is celebrated in his memory every year on 1 July. He was awarded Bharat Ratna on 4 February 1961, India's highest civilian honour.
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Gegong Apang is an Indian politician from Arunachal Pradesh. He served as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh from 18 January 1980 to 19 January 1999 and again from August 2003 to April 2007.He is the third longest serving Chief Minister of India after Pawan Kumar Chamling of Sikkim and Jyoti Basu of West Bengal.