Arvind Kejriwal beats Narendra Modi in Time magazine’s poll of most influential people

Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi, 43, with about 96,070 reactions, ranked 40th on the list.

By: Press Trust of India | New York | Updated: April 24, 2014 4:06 am

Aam Aadmi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal is leading the Time magazine’s readers poll of 100 Most Influential People in the world with the highest percentage of ‘yes’ votes, pipping BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and American singer Katy Perry.

With some three weeks left in India’s marathon election, Indian politicians are dominating the list.

As of Tuesday morning, about 3,168,308 people had cast a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ vote for Kejriwal, while more than 5,075,588 had voted for Modi.

Till now, Kejriwal, 45, has received 71.5 per cent ‘yes’ and 28.5 ‘no’ votes.

Modi, 63, had a greater percentage of ‘no’ votes than any other influential personalities in the running, beating out both Perry and Justin Bieber for naysayers.

Modi has received 49.7 ‘yes’ and 50.3 per cent ‘no’ votes.

Each year, Time publishes an editor-curated list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Before the issue comes out, TIME runs an online poll where readers can cast their vote for to where politicians, actors, musicians and athletes should rank on the list.

The top of the poll has otherwise been dominated by the entertainment industry figures. After Kejriwal and Modi, Egyptian military commander Abdul Fattah al-Sisi was the next world figure on the list.

Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi, 43, with about 96,070 reactions, ranked 40th on the list.

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First Published on: April 23, 2014 4:06 pm
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    RealityBites
    Apr 23, 2014 at 6:23 pm
    sob sob. . . ManMohan SIngh was PM for 10 years. Didn't make him a crowd favorite.
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      Mehak
      Apr 23, 2014 at 6:23 pm
      You do.
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        DK DK
        Apr 23, 2014 at 6:19 pm
        Bhaiyooooon anunrnn benhhannoonn
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          Team ECity
          Apr 26, 2014 at 3:09 pm
          Our salute goes to Mr.Arvind Kejriwal. Congratulations Sir !
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            Sridhara Hiriyannaiah
            Nov 27, 2014 at 5:42 pm
            He has not yet won. Please wait. Still three weeks are left.
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              kumar
              Apr 23, 2014 at 6:18 pm
              that shows true mood of the people of India and direction the wind is blowing.
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                GautamMitter
                Apr 23, 2014 at 7:35 pm
                Kejriwal has got the Communists gone ng and made established parties jittery ...fresh winds are blowing
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                  Pratap
                  Apr 23, 2014 at 11:16 am
                  who cares.
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                    manjunath
                    Apr 25, 2014 at 9:46 am
                    who cares for this magazine in India WE DON'T NEED CERTIFICATE from this Magazine.we need MODI and we like his way of ruling, don't care who likes it or not.
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                      mrk
                      Apr 24, 2014 at 1:44 pm
                      this I cannot believe
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                        SACHIN
                        Apr 25, 2014 at 6:48 pm
                        84 years later an Indian(Arvind Kejriwal) has won "The Most Por Time Person" after Mahatma hi..Salute!
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                          amit
                          Apr 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm
                          Every one care
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                            Rahul Kapoor
                            Apr 24, 2014 at 2:37 pm
                            AK49 is people's leader. Modi never thought to buy time magazine....otherwise it could have been him there.
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                              Rohan Kothurkar
                              Apr 23, 2014 at 2:48 pm
                              you will see same on 16 May..
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                                nik
                                Nov 27, 2014 at 8:21 pm
                                what bull is this !!!
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                                  lookman
                                  Apr 25, 2014 at 5:17 am
                                  NO BODY KNOWS THE TIME MAGAZINE IS STILL THERE. PEOPLE THOUGHT IT CLOSED LONG BACK.BECAUSE OF POOR STUFF.
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                                    Sumit Singh
                                    Dec 22, 2014 at 6:52 pm
                                    Please read this and remove your blindfold.... :time/73538/indian-p...
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                                      Uday Bhan
                                      Dec 4, 2014 at 4:54 pm
                                      He doesn't even feature in the nominated 50..dian Express needs to do a reality check. I guess English daily can get to any cheap level against our PM Modi!
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