Indian Express listed PM Narendra Modi as the lead of 100 most powerful Indians 2016 (IE 100).
- Modi’s PMO is the most powerful since Indira Gandhi’s. He has a say on everything.
Here is the list of others following PM Narendra Modi
|2||Amit Shah (50)||BJP President||He scripted the BJP’s stunning performance in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha elections, winning 71 of 80 seats in the state and paving the way for Modi to come to Delhi.|
|3||Mohan Bhagwat (64)||RSS chief||He oversaw the organization’s relentless campaigning for Narendra Modi as PM and thus helped the BJP win an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha.|
|4||Arun Jaitley (62)||Finance and I&B Minister||He is the only minister Modi ignore, as none of his colleagues matches the clout he has in industry, diplomatic and judicial circles. The PM relies on his expertise in trying to turn around the economy.|
|5||Sonia Gandhi (68)||Congress President||Her party’s stock has fallen sharply but Sonia remains the tallest Congress leader. Her adversaries still respect her, and visiting heads of states seek to meet her.|
|6||Pranab Mukherjee (79)||President of India||He is the voice the BJP can’t ignore. He made his displeasure known on the string of ordinances promulgated by the Centre.|
|7||Arvind Kejriwal (46)||Chief Minister (Delhi)||In just over two years of launching AAP, Kejriwal has scripted two poll victories – his party won 28 out of 70 seats in the Delhi Assembly in 2013 and a historic 67 seats in 2015.|
|8||Rajnath Singh (63)||Union Home Minister||After the BJP’s emphatic win, he was put in charge of the crucial Home Ministry. He has been chosen to talk to farmers opposed to BJP’s land ordinance.|
|9||Sushma Swaraj (63)||External Affairs Minister||Swaraj is watched for every public statement she makes. Though she bagged a key portfolio, so far foreign policy has been all about Modi.|
|10||H L Dattu (64)||H L Dattu (64)||The face of the judiciary, he will have a say in the appointment of Lokpal, the CBI director and will also head the proposed National Judicial Appointments Commission.|
- Among sports persons, World no. 1 Sania Mirza comes in at 85, ahead of M S Dhoni, who is in the last leg of his cricket career.
- Priyanka Chopra sat at 98, who is on her career high after successful American TV series.