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Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee

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Gujarat Congress

ગુજરાત કોંગ્રેસ
गुजरात कांग्रेस
PresidentAmit Chavda
HeadquartersRajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Ahmedabad - 380006
Student wingNational Students Union of India
Youth wingGujarat Pradesh Youth Congress
AllianceUnited Progressive Alliance
Seats in Lok Sabha
0 / 26
Seats in Rajya Sabha
4 / 11
Seats in 
72 / 182
(Gujarat Legislative Assembly)
Election symbol
Hand INC.svg
INC Gujarat Website

The Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) is the unit of the Indian National Congress for the state of Gujarat.

The current president is Amit Chavda.


It was formed in 1920 and its first and longest running president was Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The GPCC would organize Indian nationalist campaigns during the Indian freedom struggle, and after independence in 1947, it became responsible for supplying candidates of the Congress in local and state election campaigns.[1]


Gujarat Pradesh Congress started functioning at Khamasa, Ahmedabad under leadership of Kantilal Ghiya, the first president.

In 1971, it was shifted to Shahpur and then to Hawawala Blocks on Ashram Road, Ahmedabad.

During 1977, it was again shifted to Khanpur, which till recently was Ahmedabad City Congress Committee (INC DCC Office). Subsequently to Vikram Chambers on Ashram Road.

Finally the place where Rajiv Bhawan stands at present was handed over to Congress by Hitendrabhai Desai. INC Gujarat is run from this premises, which was inaugurated on 28 December 2006 by Ahmedbhai Patel, Rajya Sabha MP.

Chief Ministers of Gujarat

Colour key for parties
Jivraj Narayan Mehta, Gujarat's first chief minister
Jivraj Narayan Mehta, Gujarat's first chief minister
Shankersinh Vaghela, the 12th Gujarat chief minister
Shankersinh Vaghela, the 12th Gujarat chief minister

No[a] Name Term of office[2] Party[b] Days in office Assembly[3] Ref
1 Jivraj Narayan Mehta
1 May 1960 3 March 1962 Indian National Congress 1238 days First (1960–61) [4]
3 March 1962 19 September 1963 Second (1962–66) [5]
2 Balwantrai Mehta
19 September 1963 19 September 1965 733 days
3 Hitendra Kanaiyalal Desai
19 September 1965 3 April 1967 2062 days
3 April 1967 12 May 1971 Indian National Congress (O) Third (1967–71) [6]
(President's rule)
13 May 1971 17 March 1972 N/A Dissolved
4 Ghanshyam Oza
17 March 1972 17 July 1973 Indian National Congress 488 days Fourth (1972–74) [8]
5 Chimanbhai Patel
17 July 1973 9 February 1974 207 days
(President's rule)
9 February 1974 18 June 1975 N/A Dissolved
(President's rule)
12 March 1976 24 December 1976 N/A
7 Madhav Singh Solanki
24 December 1976 10 April 1977 Indian National Congress 108 days
(President's rule)
17 February 1980 6 June 1980 N/A Dissolved
(7) Madhav Singh Solanki
7 June 1980 10 March 1985 Indian National Congress 1856 days Sixth (1980–85) [9]
11 March 1985 6 July 1985 Seventh (1985–90) [10]
8 Amarsinh Chaudhary
Vyara (ST)
6 July 1985 9 December 1989 1618 days
(7) Madhav Singh Solanki
10 December 1989 3 March 1990 85 days
(Total: 2049 days)
9 Chhabildas Mehta
17 February 1994 13 March 1995 Indian National Congress 391 days
11 Suresh Mehta
21 October 1995 19 September 1996 334 days
(President's rule)
19 September 1996 23 October 1996 N/A
12 Shankersinh Vaghela
23 October 1996 27 October 1997 Rashtriya Janata Party 370 days
13 Dilip Parikh
28 October 1997 4 March 1998 128 days
  1. ^ A number inside brackets indicates that the incumbent has previously held office.
  2. ^ This column only names the chief minister's party. The state government he headed may have been a complex coalition of several parties and independents; these are not listed here.
  3. ^ a b c d e President's rule may be imposed when the "government in a state is not able to function as per the Constitution", which often happens because no party or coalition has a majority in the assembly. When President's rule is in force in a state, its council of ministers stands dissolved. The office of chief minister thus lies vacant, and the administration is taken over by the governor, who functions on behalf of the central government. At times, the legislative assembly also stands dissolved.[7]

See also


  1. ^ Jaffrelot, Christophe (10 October 2017). "The Congress in Gujarat (1917–1969): Conservative Face of a Progressive Party". Studies in Indian Politics. 5 (2): 248–261. doi:10.1177/2321023017727982.
  2. ^ Chief Ministers of Gujarat. Gujarat Vidhan Sabha. Retrieved on 18 December 2012.
  3. ^ List of Duration of Sessions (1 to 12 Vidhansabha) and sittings of Gujarat Legislative Assembly. Gujarat Vidhan Sabha. Retrieved on 18 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1957, to the Legislative Assembly of Bombay". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Key Highlights of General Election, 1962, to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Key Highlights of General Election, 1967, to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  7. ^ Amberish K. Diwanji. "A dummy's guide to President's rule". 15 March 2005.
  8. ^ "Key Highlights of General Election, 1972, to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Key Highlights of General Election, 1980, to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Key Highlights of General Election, 1985, to the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat". Election Commission of India. Retrieved on 23 May 2014.

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