Prime Minister of Vishwamitra

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Prime Minister of
Vishwamitra
विश्वामित्र के प्रधानमंत्री (Hindi)
Incumbent
Sarala Baishya

since 29 March 2024
Office of the Prime Minister
Royal Vishwamitran Government
StyleHis Excellency The Most Honourable
StatusHead of government
Member of
Reports toRashtradhyaksh
Lok Sabha
ResidenceGovernment House
NominatorMembers of the Lok Sabha
AppointerRashtradhyaksh
Term lengthAt the pleasure of the Rashtradhyaksh
No term limits specified; the holder is required to command the majority of the Lok Sabha
Constituting instrumentArticle 33 of the Constitution of Vishwamitra
Formation15 April 2007; 17 years ago (2007-04-15)
First holderArnisha Phatowali
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of Vishwamitra (Hindi: विश्वामित्र राज्य के प्रधानमंत्री; literally chief minister of state) is the head of government of Vishwamitra. The prime minister is also the chair of the Cabinet of Vishwamitra. The post has existed since the foundation of the nation in 2007 and has undergone several changes with time.

Customarily and as per constitutional terms, the prime minister is nominated by a vote in the Lok Sabha by a simple majority or based on the numbers in the house commanded by the nominated individual or the respective political party, and is the appointed and sworn-in by the Rashtradhyaksh. The house's selection is usually based on the fact that either the prime minister is the leader of the largest political party in the house or the leader of the largest coalition of parties. The constitution specifies no term limits for the prime minister and requires the holder to command the majority of the Lok Sabha. The post of Prime Minister is currently held by Princess Sarala Baishya since 29 March 2024. She has previously held the position in 2014 and 2017.

History

The office of the prime minister is one of the longest continuing positions in the nation which was created following the establishment of the nation in 15 April 2007. At the time of the establishment of the office, the position was largely an executive position as the prime minister commanded the executive branch of the government while the president served as a ceremonial figurehead. The position was modeled after the prime minister of India, as Vishwamitra (then known as the Children's Group) became a parliamentary democracy in 2007.

The first prime minister of Vishwamitra was Arnisha Phatowali who was one of the founders of the state who remained in office until her resignation on New Year's eve of 2009. The executive prime ministerial position was further strengthened when two individuals - Varuna Sriraya in 2012 and Sarala Baishya in 2014 subsequently assumed the ceremonial position of the president. Under the new constitution of 2015, it was mandated that an individual can not simultaneously serve on both offices at the same time.

In the aftermath of the 2018 constitutional coup, the office of the prime minister was briefly renamed to that of the "President of the Council of Ministers" with Tanishkaa Patranabish being the only office-holder. After the return of the civilian government in October the same year, the position of the prime minister was abolished and an executive presidency was created. However, Varuna Sriraya, after his victory in the 2018 presidential election defeating Tanishkaa Patranabish re-created the position of the prime minister for his defeated rival candidate. The president continued to be the executive head of state of the nation until the ombudsman report of March 2019 suggested the establishment of a semi-presidential system in the nation with both the president and the prime minister commanding equal influence in their respective spheres.

The position of the prime minister was briefly abolished when Tanishkaa Patranabish took over as executive president in May 2020 vesting several duties of the prime minister including being the leader of the house upon the Senior Minister. The position was re-created on 8 June 2020 following the nation's transition to a monarchy. Princess Anoushkaa was the first to hold the position following its re-establishment.

The current constitution of 2021 describes the prime minister to be the co-head of government and chairman of the council of ministers and serve alongside the rashtradhyaksh.

As of 2022, eight individuals have served as the prime ministers, of whom four were females including the first prime minister Arnisha Phatowali. Six prime ministers were Hindu by religion, while one was an Eastern Orthodox Christian, one being a Roman Catholic and one being a Muslim.

Appointment

Chapter 4 of the Constitution of Vishwamitra describes the appointment, function and composition of the council of ministers. Clause (1) of article 33 of the constitution describes that the Rashtradhyaksh as the head of state of the union shall appoint a prime minister who shall be the chairperson of the union council of ministers. While, clause (2) of article 33 mentions that the prime minister shall be appointed by the rashtradhyaksh and shall remain in office for a tenure concurrent with the parliament, however they may resign before the expiration of the term of the parliament by addressing a letter to the rashtradhyaksh.

The constitution also requires the prime minister to be a member of the parliament and if the person appointed as prime minister is not an elected member of the parliament, they shall get elected within six months of assuming office failing which, they shall cease to the prime minister.

The prime minister is also the leader of the house and often the leader of the single largest party or the principal party in a coalition government.

Function

The prime minister is the head of government and the chair of the Cabinet of Vishwamitra. The appointment and removal of ministers can only be made with their advice. As the leader of the government the prime minister is therefore ultimately responsible for the failings and performance of their ministers and the government as a whole. As the most visible member of the government the prime minister represents the country abroad and is the main spokesperson for the government at home. The prime minister shares his duties along with the rashtradhyaksh who has a great influence on the government and administration of the nation.

The prime minister is also directly responsible for many departments. The prime minister leads the office of the Prime Minister and in doing so, he is assisted by a team of able ministers which comprise of deputy prime ministers, senior cabinet ministers and ministers of state. Legislatively all bills introduced in the Parliament must require the prime minister's approval.

The prime minister can be removed by a vote of no confidence. A vote of no confidence was unofficially proposed against incumbent prime minister Farhaz Hazarika by two of his confident ministers - Rory Leonard and Jayden Dagsa in December 2021, however, this has never happened up to date.

List of prime ministers of Vishwamitra

Colour key (for political coalitions/parties):
General categories:

# Portrait Title
Prime Minister
(Lifespan)
Constituency
Term of office & mandate
Duration in years and days
Deputy Prime Minister
(Term in office)
Party Government Head of state
(Tenure)
1 Arnisha Phatowali
अर्निशा फतोवाली
(born 2000)
Representative

(resigned)
15 April
2007
31 December
2009
Varuna Sriraya
(15 Apr. 2007 – 31 Dec. 2009)
Independent 1st Ministry
Arnisha
(2007 – 2009)
1st President
Varuna Sriraya
(15 Apr. 2007 –
31 Dec. 2009)
2 years, 242 days
2 Varuna Sriraya
वरुण श्रीराय
(born 2002)
MP for Maligaon
1 January
2010
21 May
2014
2010 Position vacant
(1 Jan. 2010 – 27 Dec. 2014)
Independent 2nd Ministry
Varuna I
(2010 – 2012)
2nd President
Tanishkaa Patranabish
(1 Jan. 2010 –
15 Jul. 2012)
2012 3rd Ministry
Varuna II
(2012 – 2014)
3rd President
Varuna Sriraya
(15 Jul. 2012 –
15 Jul. 2014)
4 years, 140 days
3 Sarala Baishya
सरला वैश्य
(born 2005)
MP for Basant Bahar

(resigned)
21 May
2014
27 December
2014
2014 Independent 4th Ministry
Sarala I
(May. – Dec. 2014)
220 days 4th President
Sarala Baishya
(15 Jul. 2014 –
6 Dec. 2015)
During this interval, Varuna Sriraya served as acting head of government as Chairman of the Council of Ministers. (27 Dec. 2014 – 22 Feb. 2015)
4 Tanishkaa Patranabish
तनिष्का पत्रनाबिश
(born 2004)
MP for Beltola
22 February
2015
6 December
2015
Feb. 2015 Position vacant
(22 February – 11 April 2016)
Independent 5th Ministry
Tanishkaa I
(Feb. – Dec. 2015)
287 days
(3) Sarala Baishya
सरला वैश्य
(born 2005)
MP for Basant Bahar
6 December
2015
11 April
2016
Dec. 2015 Independent 6th Ministry
Sarala II
(2015 – 2016)
5th President
Varuna Sriraya
(6 Dec. 2015 –
21 Mar. 2016)
127 days 6th President
Tanishkaa Patranabish
(21 March –
2 October 2016)
(2) Varuna Sriraya
वरुण श्रीराय
(born 2002)
MP for Maligaon

(resigned)
11 April
2016
12 April
2017
Apr. 2016 Anoushkaa Patranabish
(11 April – 2 October 2016)
Tanishkaa Patranabish
(2 Oct. – 30 Dec. 2016)
Secular Party 7th Ministry
Varuna III
(Apr. – Dec. 2016)
7th President
Anoushkaa Patranabish
(2 October –
13 December 2016)
8th President
Sarala Baishya
(13 December 2016 –
12 April 2017,
acting until 27 January 2017)
Dec. 2016 Tanishkaa Patranabish
(30 Dec. 2016 – 17 Feb. 2017)
Abhiraj Kar
(17 February – 12 April 2017)
Independent Party 8th Ministry
Varuna IV
(Dec. 2016 – Apr. 2017)
1 year, 1 day
(3) Sarala Baishya
सरला वैश्य
(born 2005)
Unelected
12 April
2017
5 July
2017
Arnab Sil
(12 April – 5 July 2017)
Independent Party 9th Ministry
Sarala III
(Apr. – Jul. 2017)
9th President
Varuna Sriraya
(12 April –
25 December 2017)
84 days
(2) Tanishkaa Patranabish
तनिष्का पत्रनाबिश
(born 2004)
MP for Beltola

(resigned)
5 July
2017
25 December
2017
2017 Sarala Baishya
(5 July – 25 December 2017)
Arnab Sil
(5 July – 25 December 2017)
Secular Party 10th Ministry
Tanishkaa II
(Jul. – Dec. 2017)
173 days
(2) Varuna Sriraya
वरुण श्रीराय
(born 2002)
Unelected until March 2018
MP for Maligaon (from March 2018)

(resigned)
25 December
2017
13 May
2018
Mar. 2018 Tanishkaa Patranabish
(25 Dec. 2017 – 21 March 2018)
Arnab Sil
(25 Dec. 2017 – 21 March 2018)
Congress 11th Ministry
Varuna V
(2017 – 2018)
10th President
Anoushkaa Patranabish
(25 Dec. 2017 –
13 May. 2018)
Tanishkaa Patranabish
(21 March – 13 May 2018)
Asmi Patranabis
(21 March – 13 May 2018)
12th Ministry
Varuna VI
(2012 – 2014)
139 days
(4) General
Tanishkaa Patranabish
तनिष्का पत्रनाबिश
(born 2004)
MP for Beltola
President of the
Council of Ministers
14 May
2018
11 September
2018
Sarala Baishya (Prime Minister)
(13 May – 11 September 2018)
Asmi Patranabis
(Vice President of the Council)
(13 May – 11 September 2018)
Secular Party 13th Ministry
Tanishkaa III
(May. – Oct. 2018)
Supreme Leader
Varuna Sriraya
(14 May. –
11 Sep. 2018)
120 days
(2) Marshal of the Army
Varuna Sriraya
वरुण श्रीराय
(born 2002)
Unelected
President of the State
11 September
2018
6 January
2019
Anoushkaa Patranabish
(Vice President)
(11 Sep. 2018 – 6 Jan. 2019)
Congress 11th President
Varuna Sriraya
11 Sep. 2018 –
30 Apr. 2020)
117 days 14th Ministry
Varuna VII
(Oct. 2018 – Jan. 2019)
(4) General
Tanishkaa Patranabish
तनिष्का पत्रनाबिश
(born 2004)
MP for Basant Bahar
7 January
2019
3 March
2020
Nov. 2018 Position vacant
(7 January – 17 March 2019)
Secular Party 15th Ministry
Tanishkaa IV
(Jan. – Mar. 2019)
2019 Bishnu Chetry
(17 March – 14 July 2019)
Arnab Sil
(17 March – 14 July 2019)
Abhiraj Kar
(14 July – 1 September 2019)
Asmi Patranabis
(14 July – 29 September 2019)
Ankurjyoti Thakuria
(2 September – 29 September 2019)
Anoushkaa Patranabish
(29 Sep. 2019 – 3 March 2020)
Bishnu Chetry
(29 Sep. – 16 Nov. 2019)
Congress 16th Ministry
Tanishkaa V
(2019 – 2020)
1 year, 57 days
5 Air Chief Marshal
Anoushkaa Patranabish
अनुष्का पत्रनाबिश
(born 2010)
Unelected
(Caretaker)
3 March
2020
22 March
2020
Ankurjyoti Thakuria
(3 March – 9 March 2020)
Bishnu Chetry
(9 March – 22 March 2020)
Congress 17th Ministry (Caretaker)
Anoushkaa I
(3 Mar. – 22 Mar. 2020)
19 days
(4) General
Tanishkaa Patranabish
तनिष्का पत्रनाबिश
(born 2004)
MP for Basant Bahar
22 March
2020
8 June
2020
2020 Anoushkaa Patranabish
(22 March – 30 April 2020)
Bishnu Chetry
(22 March – 30 April 2020)
Arnab Sil
(29 March – 30 April 2020)
Congress 18th Ministry
Tanishkaa VI
(22 Mar. – 30 Apr. 2020)
78 days Anoushkaa Patranabish
(Deputy President)
(1 May – 8 June 2020)
Bishnu Chetry
(Senior Minister)
(13 May – 8 June 2020)
19th Ministry
Tanishkaa VII
(13 May. – 8 June 2020)
12th President
Tanishkaa Patranabish
1 May – 8 June 2020)
(5) Her Royal Highness
Princess Anoushkaa
राजकुमारी अनुष्का
(born 2010)
MP for Beltola Urban
8 June
2020
20 August
2020
Prince Abhiraj
(8 June – 20 August 2020)
Congress 20th Ministry
Anoushkaa II
(8 Jun. – 20 Aug. 2020)
Rashtradhyaksh I
Tanishkaa Patranabish
8 June – 29 July 2020)
73 days Rashtradhyaksh II
Varuna Sriraya
(since 1 August 2020,
Acting: 29 – 31 July 2020)
During this interval, Deputy Prime Minister Prince Abhiraj was the acting Prime Minister. (20 – 31 August 2020)
(5) Her Royal Highness
Princess Anoushkaa
राजकन्या अनुष्का
(born 2010)
MP for Beltola Urban
31 August
2020
28 January
2021
Prince Abhiraj
(8 June – 20 August 2020)
Congress 20th Ministry
Anoushkaa II
(2020 – 2021)
150 days
6 Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu
स्टीफन मारिअस स्नागोवीनु
(born 2004)
Unelected
(Caretaker)
28 January
2021
1 March
2021
Liam Alexander
(28 January 2021)
David Augustus
(28 January – 1 March 2021)
Independent 21st Ministry (Caretaker)
Ştefan I
(Jan. – Mar. 2021)
32 days
During this interval, Casper Naverovič was the acting Prime Minister. (1 – 6 March 2021)
(6) Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu
स्टीफन मारिअस स्नागोवीनु
(born 2004)
MP for Rajagriha
6 March
2021
11 September
2021
Mar. 2021 Position vacant
(6 March – 18 June 2021)
Congress 22nd Ministry
Ştefan II
(Mar. – Sep. 2021)
189 days Farhaz Hazarika
(18 June – 11 September 2021)
Michal Nowacki
(18 June – 11 September 2021)
7 Farhaz Hazarika
फरहाज़ हज़ारिका
(born 2003)
MP for Basistha City
11 September
2021
21 October
2021
Michal Nowacki
(11 September – 21 October 2021)
Congress 23rd Ministry
Farhaz I
(Sep. – Oct. 2021)
40 days
8 Phillip Joseph Pillin
फिलिप जोसेफ पिलिन
(born 1996)
Unelected
(Caretaker)
21 October
2021
22 November
2021
Position vacant
(21 October – 22 November 2021)
Independent 24th Ministry (Caretaker)
Phillip
(Oct. – Nov. 2021)
32 days
(7) Farhaz Hazarika
फरहाज़ हज़ारिका
(born 2003)
MP for Rashtra Niwas (14th)
MP for Basistha City (15th)
MP for Basisthapur (16th)
22 November 2021 29 March 2024 Nov. 2021 Princess Anoushkaa
(22 Nov. 2021 – 17 March 2022)
Michal Nowacki
(31 January – 17 March 2022)
Congress 25th Ministry
Farhaz II
(Nov. 2021 – May 2022)
Position vacant
(17 March – 12 May 2022)
Rory Leonard
(12 May – 30 Jul. 2022)
Princess Sarala
(31 Jul. – 12 Nov. 2022)
Independent 26th Ministry
Farhaz III
(May 2022 – Nov. 2022)
2 years, 128 days 2022 Princess Sarala
(12 Nov. 2022 – 9 Oct. 2023)
Arthur Lacey-Scott-FitzLacia
(26 Nov. 2022 – 9 Oct. 2023)
Congress 27th Ministry
Farhaz IV
(Nov. 2022 – Oct. 2023)
2023 Princess Sarala
(9 Oct. 2022 – 29 Mar. 2024)
Arthur Lacey-Scott-FitzLacia
(26 Nov. 2022 – 29 Mar. 2024)
Congress 28th Ministry
Farhaz V
(Oct. 2023 – Mar. 2024)
(3) Her Royal Highness
Princess Sarala Baishya
युवराजकुमारी सरला बैश्य
(born 2005)
MP for Rashtra Niwas
29 March
2024
Farhaz Hazarika
(since 29 Mar. 2024)
Congress 29th Ministry
Sarala IV
(since March 2024)
108 days

Records and timeline

Records

  • First prime minister: Arnisha Phatowali (in 2007)
  • First female to become prime minister: Arnisha Phatowali (in 2007)
  • First male to become prime minister: Varuna Sriraya (in 2010)
  • Longest serving prime minister: Varuna Sriraya (serving 2280 days)
  • Shortest serving full-time prime minister: Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu (serving 221 days)
  • First caretaker prime minister: Anoushkaa Patranabish (in 2020)
  • First acting prime minister: Prince Abhiraj (in 2020)
  • First non-Hindu and Orthodox Christian prime minister: Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu (in 2021)
  • First Muslim prime minister: Farhaz Hazarika (in 2021)
  • First Catholic prime minister: Casper Naverović (in 2021)
  • First prime minister to resign: Arnisha Phatowali (in 2009)
  • First prime minister to be elected in a popular election: Varuna Sriraya (in 2010)
  • Oldest person to become prime minister: Phillip Joseph Pillin (at 25 years, 100 days)
  • Youngest person to become prime minister: Arnisha Phatowali (at 6 years, 154 days)
  • Prime Minister(s) with most cabinets: Tanishkaa Patranabish and Varuna Sriraya (7 cabinets)
  • Prime Minister with four consecutive terms: Farhaz Hazarika
  • Prime Minister(s) with more than two non-consecutive terms: Tanishkaa Patranabish (five), Varuna Sriraya (four), Sarala Baishya (four)
  • Prime Minister(s) with two or more consecutive terms: Varuna Sriraya (twice), Tanishkaa Patranabish (twice), and Farhaz Hazarika (twice)

Timeline

Phillip Joseph PillinFarhaz HazarikaStefan Marius SnagoveanuPrince Abhiraj of PurvanchalAnoushkaa Patranabish, Rajpramukh of BasisthaTanishkaa Patranabish, Rajpramukh of BeltolaSarala, Crown Princess of PurvanchalVaruna Sriraya of PurvanchalArnisha Phatowali

Time in office

Below is the list of Prime Ministers by total time in office:

  1. Varuna Sriraya - 2280 days
  2. Tanishkaa Patranabish - 1079 days
  3. Arnisha Phatowali - 991 days
  4. Farhaz Hazarika - 898 days
  5. Sarala Baishya - 539 days
  6. Anoushkaa Patranabish - 253 days
  7. Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu - 221 days
  8. Phillip Joseph Pillin - 31 days
  9. Abhiraj Kar - 11 days
  10. Casper Naverović - 5 days