Modi debuts on Forbes list of world's most powerful

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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has for the first time made it to the Forbes list of world's most powerful people.

    Modi has been ranked 15th on the list, which is topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin, while main opposition Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi is out of it, after being the highest ranked Indian at No. 21 last year.

    "India's newest rock star doesn't hail from Bollywood. He is the newly-elected Prime Minister who sailed into office in May with a landslide victory, ushering the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) into power after decades of control by the Gandhi dynasty," Forbes said.

    The magazine added: "Modi is credited with massive reconstruction projects in his home state of Gujarat. His administration promises to bring economic rejuvenation to other beleaguered parts of India. The world is as impressed as the citizens of India."

    Source: Xinhua

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    I remember Sonia was rated much higher despite having fragile govt, and having little to no charisma/influence over the people. :lol: I wonder how these lists are compiled.
     

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