Top 10 Powerful persons in India

Take a look at the Indian Powerful Persons list of 2016-17 not just to see who are the most powerful but also, to get a sense of how, over the past years, powers has changed hands – and how power itself has changed.

  1. Narendra Damodardas Modi, 66
    Prime Minister of India
    – Because in three years of his terms, he remains unchanged.
    – BJP looks unstoppable under him.
    – His constant decisions and communication underlined the power of his politics.

  2. Amit Shah, 52
    BJP President
    – Because he has established himself as the BJP’s trump card.
    – He not only led his party to win in UP an Uttarakhand, but also got historic victories over Goa and Manipur.

  3. Mohan Bhagwat, 66
    RSS Sarsanghchalak
    – He emerged as the perfect foil to the Modi govt.
    – He ensured the RSS and BJP govt. remain in sync always.
    – Pushed the agenda on triple talaq and empowerment of Dalits and Other backward classes.

  4. J S Khehar, 64
    Chief Justice of India
    – He heads the collegium that clears the name of judges for high courts and the apex court.
    – He is expected to head the constitution bench that will decide the validity of Adhaar and the contours of the right to privacy


  5. Ajit Doval, 72
    National Security Advisor
    – He has the Prime Minister’s ear on everything, from foreign policy and the challenges of terror to negotiation with the Naga rebels.

  6. Arun Jaitley, 64
    Union Finance Minister
    – He has the task of steering the economy towards higher growth.
    – Jaitley holds additional charge of the crucial defense ministry.

  7. Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani, 59
    Chairman, Reliance Industries
    – The richest Indian with a net worth of Rs 1,75,400 crore(us $26 billion).
    – His Reliance Jio has secured over 10 crore customers in less than 6 months for which he is known as a role model for other companies.

  8. Yogi Adityanath, 44
    Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh
    – A key Hindutva face of the BJP, he surprised nearly everyone by becoming the party’s choice to lead the state govt.
    – He pipped out half-a-dozen aspirants to the post of CM.

  9. Sonia Gandhi, 70
    Congress President
    – The longest-serving president of the grand old party.
    – She is still the last word and the final arbiter in the party.

  10. Rahul Gandhi, 46
    Congress Vice-President
    – Now he has a effective control of the grand old party.
    – He is a master in a number of sports. He is a licensed scuba diving instructor,  a black belt in Aikido and a squash player.

2 Replies to “Top 10 Powerful persons in India”

    1. I understood what you saying but powerful alone is defining both money and political power here, that’s why this post includes both political leaders as well big business man.

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