1. IE 100 2017: From Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath, Rahul Gandhi to Hardik Patel, check out the full list of the most powerful Indians by the Indian Express

IE 100 2017: From Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath, Rahul Gandhi to Hardik Patel, check out the full list of the most powerful Indians by the Indian Express

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat are the top three in the order.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 28, 2017 6:29 PM
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The much-awaited list of 100 most powerful Indians by the Indian Express is out. The list is dominated by members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its associates. The top three of 2016-17 remain the same as in 2015-16, however, with a difference in order. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat are the top three in the order. While Modi topped the list again, it was Shah who exchanged the second spot with Bhagwat. Apart from the top three, there are two others who belong to BJP and find themselves in the top 10 list – Arun Jaitley (No. 6), and Yogi Adityanath (No. 8) show saffron party’s dominance in the country’s political spectrum. Sonia Gandhi, who has largely kept herself away from public glare in 2015-16 is ranked at 9th spot, becoming the first non-BJP face in list, followed by her son and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi at 10th spot. The prominent faces who suffered a free-fall include Arvind Kejriwal (slips from No. 8 to 33), Mayawati (slips from 30 to 50), and Lalu Prasad (slipped from 26 to 42). Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who was placed at 12th spot, has moved back by a spot to 13th. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at no. 8, a new entrant, and Himanta Biswa Sarma, who left the Congress to become a powerful BJP satrap was placed at the 37th spot, are also some of the key entries that catch the eye.  Apart from the mainstream, i.e politics, social work, entertainment, sports, there is one genre which found its place with much prominence in the list – the Judiciary. Chief Justice JS Khehar rose to 4th spot from 41st, and Dipak Misra entered at the 15th spot while Justice RM Lodha was at the 78th spot. Check out the full list below:
1. Narendra Damodardas Modi, 66
Prime Minister of India
(Rank 2016: 1)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Reuters)

2. Amit Shah, 52
BJP President
(Rank 2016: 3)

3. Mohan Bhagwat, 66
RSS sarsanghchalak
(Rank 2016: 2)

4. J S Khehar, 64
Chief Justice of India
(Rank 2016: 41)

5. Ajit Doval, 72
National Security Advisor
(Rank 2016: 18)

6. Arun Jaitley, 64
Union Finance Minister
(Rank 2016: 4)

7. Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani, 59
Chairman, Reliance Industries
(Rank 2016: 5)

Mukesh Ambani

(Reuters)

8. Yogi Adityanath, 44
Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh
(Rank 2016: New entry)

9. Sonia Gandhi, 70
Congress president
(Rank 2016: 5)

10. Rahul Gandhi, 46
Congress vice-president
(Rank 2016: 9)

11. Rajnath Singh, 65
Union Home Minister
(Rank 2016: 7)

12. Piyush Goyal, 52
MoS, Independent for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines
(Rank 2016: 46)

13. Nitish Kumar, 66
Chief Minister, Bihar
(Rank 2016: 12)

14. Mamata Banerjee, 62
Chief Minister, West Bengal
(Rank 2016: 15)

Mamata Banerjee, BJP, Sambit Patra, ABVP, Centre, Health, West Bengal Mamata Banerjee (PTI)

15. Dipak Misra, 63
Supreme Court Judge
(Rank 2016: New Entry)

16. Sushma Swaraj, 65
External Affairs minister
(Rank 2016: 10)

17. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, 58
Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh
(Rank 2016: 23)

18. Devendra Gangadhar Fadnavis, 46
Chief Minister, Maharashtra
(Rank 2016: 25)

19. Nitin Gadkari, 59
Union Minister, Road Transport and Highways
(Rank 2016: 20)

20. Amarinder Singh, 75
Chief Minister, Punjab
(New entry)

21. Venkaiah Naidu, 67
Union Minister, I&B, Urban Development
(Rank 2016: 37)

22. Krishna Gopal, 61
Joint Secretary (Sahsarkaryavah), RSS
(Rank 2016: 69)

23. Vasundhara Raje, 64
Chief Minister, Rajasthan
(Rank 2016: 22)

24. Nripendra Misra, 72
Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister
(Rank 2016: 39)

25. Subramanian Swamy, 77
BJP leader
(Rank 2016: 90)

26. P K Mishra, 67
Additional Principal Secretary to PM
(Rank 2016:32)

27. Ravi Shankar Prasad, 63
Union minister, Law and Justice
(New entry)

29. S Jaishankar, 62
Foreign Secretary
(Rank 2016: 33)

31. General Bipin Rawat, 59
Army Chief
(New entry)

32. Virat Kohli, 28
Captain, Indian cricket team
(Rank 2016: 42)

33. Arvind Kejriwal, 48
Delhi Chief Minister
(Rank 2016: 8)

34. Raman Singh, 64
Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh
(Rank 2016: 45)

35. Ghulam Nabi Azad, 67
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha
(Rank 2016: 28)

36. Mehbooba Mufti, 57
Chief Minister, Jammu & Kashmir
(Rank 2016: 14)

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37. Himanta Biswa Sarma, 48
Cabinet Minister, Assam Convenor NEDA
(New entry)

38. Siddaramaiah, 68
Chief Minister, Karnataka
(Rank 2016: 54)

39. Arvind Subramanian, 57
Chief Economic Adviser
(Rank 2016: 38)

40. Ram Madhav, 52
General Secretary, BJP
(Rank 2016: 70)

41. Urjit Patel, 53
Governor, Reserve Bank of India
(New entry)

42. Lalu Prasad, 70
RJD chief
(Rank 2016: 26)

43. Mukul Rohatgi, 61
Attorney General of India
(New entry)

44. Fali S Nariman, 88
Constitutional jurist
(Rank 2016: 48)

45. Pinarayi Vijayan, 73
Chief Minister, Kerala
(New entry)

46. Ramdev, 51
Yoga guru
(Rank 2016: 27)

47. Vinod Rai, 68
Chairman, BCCI Committee of Administrators
(New entry)

48. Chandrababu Naidu, 66
Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh
(Rank 2016: 44)

49. Ratan Tata, 79
Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons
(Rank 2016: 35)

50. Mayawati, 61
President, Bahujan Samaj Party
(Rank 2016: 30)

BSP supremo Mayawati. (PTI)

 

51. Prashant Bhushan, 60
Lawyer, activist, politician
(Rank 2016: 64)

52. N R Narayana Murthy, 70
Co-Founder, Infosys
(Rank 2016: 74)

53. P Chidambaram, 71
Senior Congress leader
(New entry)

54. J Chelameswar, 63
Judge, Supreme Court of India
(New entry)

55. Arundhati Bhattacharya, 60
Chairman, State Bank of India
(Rank 2016: 80)

56. Sunil Bharti Mittal, 59
Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises
(Rank 2016: 71)

57. Hasmukh Adhia, 58
Revenue Secretary, Ministry of Finance
(New entry)

58. Asaduddin Owaisi, 47
MP from Hyderabad, President of AIMIM
(Rank 2016: 59)

59. Arvind Panagariya, 64
Vice chairperson, Niti Aayog
(Rank 2016: 36)

60. Kumar Mangalam Birla, 49
Chairman, Aditya Birla Group
(Rank 2016: 60)

61. Aamir Khan, 52
Actor
(Rank 2016: 72)

62. Manish Sisodia, 45
Deputy Chief Minister, Delhi
(Rank 2016: 88)

63. ML Khattar, 64
Chief Minister, Haryana
(New entry)

64. Akhilesh Yadav, 43
President, Samajwadi Party
(Rank 2016: 82)

65. Naveen Patnaik, 70
Chief Minister, Odisha
(Rank 2016: 53)

66. Subhash Chandra, 66
Member, Rajya Sabha
(Rank 2016: 92)

67. Kiren Rijiju, 45
Minister of State for Home
(New entry)

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68. Uddhav Thackeray, 56
President, Shiv Sena
(Rank 2016: 34)

69. M K Stalin, 65
President, DMK; TN Opposition leader
(Rank 2016: 91)

70. Anand Mahindra, 61
Chairman, Mahindra Group
(Rank: 47)

71. J P Nadda, 56
Minister of Health and Family Welfare
(Rank: 55)

72. K Chandrasekhar Rao, 63
Chief Minister, Telangana
(Rank 2016: 81)

73. Ahmed Patel, 67
Senior Congress leader
(Rank 2016: 67)

74. Vishal Sikka, 49
CEO and MD, Infosys
(Rank 2016: 94)

75. Arvind Kumar Sharma, 54
Joint Secretary, PMO
(New entry)

76. Sharad Pawar, 76
NCP President
(Rank 2016: 52)

77. Anil Ambani, 57
Chairman, Reliance ADA Group
(Rank 2016: 49)

78. R M Lodha, 67
Former Chief Justice of Supreme Court
(New entry)

79. Azim Premji, 71
Chairman, Wipro Ltd
(Rank 2016: 77)

80. K V Kamath, 69
President, New Development Bank (NDB)
(Rank 2016: 73)

81. Mallikarjun Kharge, 66
Senior Congress leader
(Rank 2016: 29)

82. Kapil Sibal, 66
Congress leader
(New entry)

83. Sachin Pilot, 39
President, Rajasthan Congress
(New entry)

84. Shah Rukh Khan, 51
Actor
(Rank 2016: 97)

85. Kangana Ranaut, 30
Actor
(New entry)

Actress Kangana Ranaut (PTI)

86. Ram Jethmalani, 93
Lawyer and Rajya Sabha MP
(New entry)

87. Karan Johar, 44
Filmmaker
(Rank 2016: 76)

88. Rajiv Mehrishi, 61
Union Home Secretary
(New entry)

89. Salman Khan, 51
Actor
(Rank 2016: 83)

90. Priyanka Chopra, 34
Actor
(Rank 2016: 98)

91. Sarbananda Sonowal, 54
Chief Minister, Assam
(New entry)

92. Soli Sorabjee, 87
Constitution expert

93. Gautam Adani, 54
Chairman, Adani group
(Rank 2016: 31)

94. Vijay Rupani, 60
Chief Minister, Gujarat
(New entry)

95. Nasim Zaidi, 64
Chief Election Commissioner
(New entry)

96. Suresh Prabhu, 63
Railway Minister
(Rank 2016: 40)

97. V K Sasikala, 60
Interim-general secretary, AIADMK
(New entry)

98. Omar Abdullah, 47
President, National Conference
(New entry)

99. Rajiv Bajaj, 50
MD, Bajaj Auto
(New entry)

100. Hardik Patel, 23
Convenor, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS)
(New entry)

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