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Most Powerful Indians in 2012

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 27 February 2012, 03:02 Hrs   |    19 Comments
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19. Mulayam Singh Yadav, 72, President, Samajwadi Party:

Mulayam Singh is new on the list too. He presently heads the third-largest political party in the Lok Sabha and has asserted his agitational brand of politics by marshalling his flock to the well of the House to corner the government on important issues such as price rise and FDI in retail. As winner of the politics of social justice, he closed the position with other backward-class politicians in the Lok Sabha last year to force the government to agree to a caste census.

20. Akhilesh Yadav, 38, UP state chief of Samajwadi Party:

Akhilesh is new on the list this year. He has become the man to watch in Uttar Pradesh with his no-nonsense manner and positive approach. He got the party to announce many of its candidates almost a year ahead of the polls. While all eyes were on Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh quietly made an early start with the Samajwadi Kranti Rath tour across the state last year. He left none in doubt over who calls the shots when he turned down controversial MLA DP Yadav's request to join the party. And when senior leader Mohan Singh dissented, he was removed from the position of party national spokesman.

The others on the list include Jayalalitha, Azim Premji, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Digvijay Singh, Arvind Kejriwal, Sunil Mittal, Cyrus Mistry, Nandan Nilkeni, Mayawati, SY Quereshi, Sheila Dikshit, Saman Khurshid, Anil Ambani, Amir Khan, MS Dhoni, Salman Khan, Chanda Kochhar, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, AR Rahman and many more.

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Reader's comments(19)
1: u must ignore anna party / ramdev party. instead pl. place here some patriots.


Ld mudra
Posted by:LD Mudra - 31 May, 2012
2: Sorry To say.. But Both of these are not An Indian.. And these to personalities are the most corrupted you can say. And this son and mom are playing with innocent peoples.
: Shyam
Posted by:shyam - 04 Mar, 2012
3: Please stop publishing such types of nonsense
Posted by:nidhil - 04 Mar, 2012
4: Can't stand silicon India any more. Pathetic facts and figures, adsurd news and BULLSHIT Surveys....
Posted by:Vik - 04 Mar, 2012
5: Now this News paper also publish Political influence report. We don't agree with this report. even Mayawati is powerful, when she put Rahul Gandhi out of bay during Noida land dispute. Don't publish this rubbish people with the photograph. We have got thieves in Parliament now, who are now have got power and become Dacoits. unfortunate that the party name has been given during freedom fighting time, with real bunch of quality people. Yes Congress Party present honchos, its high time for you to leave this nation.
Posted by:Bishnu - 04 Mar, 2012
6: Pathetic list......waste of time....where is Anna Hajaare,Baba Ramdev, Dr shubhramaniyam Swami...Narendra Modi. Etc.
Posted by:ravi yadav - 03 Mar, 2012
Compared to people like Gandhiji and Nehru who went to jail because they were not afraid to do and say what they believed in, people like Modi are cowards who hide behind people like Shaw and may police officers who are spending time in jail. A leader must lead by example, like Gandhi. Do not be a coward like Modi for riots and Adavani and co for Masjid demolition. Anyway, what can be expected of followers of someone who gave an apology to the British to save a jail term in Andamans. Same cowardice continues.
Lye Exposer Replied to: ravi yadav - 04 Mar, 2012
dont potrait jawaharlal nehru as best indian leader. he is not deserve it.
rajed Replied to: Lye Exposer - 04 Mar, 2012
9: lol........
My List..
Nitish kumar,
Narendra modi,
Anna Hazare,
S H Kapadia,
Amar Pratap Singh,
Ratan Tata.
Posted by:Rams - 27 Feb, 2012
10: If MMS being the PM is ranked #3 and Shusma Swaraj without doing anything is ranked #5 then NM supporters should feel happy that he is present in the list. I personally feel he should not have there. He has no moral not ethics. Anybody else in his place would have resigned long ago. NM, the egomaniac, should go and take tuition from Nitish Kumar who is an engineer and his performance is outstanding and too he has managed to turn around Bihar!!
Posted by:JB Padhi - 27 Feb, 2012
11: This is all paid media tactics. They float a subject with calculative intention. Then they have pre-decided according to the payment received. Otherwise how Rahul and Sonia could be termed as powerful? These Nehruvians might be powerful in their own party, as the other party members have no separate identification and existance. Sonia and Rahul are Nehruvians media made animals. The paid media avoids its duty to reflect the public opinion. Instead of reflecting public opinion media reflects the desire of Nehruvians. After all at least some portion of the 400 lakhs crore rupees in foreign banks illegal account has to shared with media.
Posted by:shirish - 27 Feb, 2012
12: How funny that Gujarat Chief Minister is kept on No 14 instead of TOP
Posted by:rblnigam - 27 Feb, 2012
y not puts Gujarat names of Nation instead of INDIA
Sunit Replied to: rblnigam - 27 Feb, 2012
14: have u gone thru only politicians....? and that most of are from most corrupt party of India....? very sad thing.....
Posted by:ashish - 27 Feb, 2012
you idiot must have to take a look at whole publishing.. it includes narendra modi, mukesh ambani, nisith kumar, sushma swaraj .. and many more..

tell me now,,,, if all are corrupted ?
mehul Replied to: ashish - 27 Feb, 2012
Rahul gandhi at first paid media of india
kamal Replied to: mehul - 04 Mar, 2012
17: its sad to see the prime minister of the country at the third place while rahul and sonia takes the first 2 places.. and Mohan Bhagwat on fourth is quite interesting
Posted by:white - 27 Feb, 2012
MMS is in 3rd position bcz he has sacrificed him to his mastrs 2G(soniaG,RahulG).As a true servant he felt to stay in 3rd position.
alok Replied to: white - 28 Feb, 2012
kya hoga is desh ka ! jahan president ka koyi position nahin, prime minister ki third position, aur jo congress ki majboori hain wo donon first and second position par.
Vivek Replied to: alok - 22 Mar, 2013