Rajasthan

BJP 0
Cong 0
RLM 0
OTH 0

Chhattisgarh

BJP 0
Cong 0
JCC 0
OTH 0

Mizoram

BJP 0
Cong 0
MNF 0
OTH 0

Madhya Pradesh

BJP 0
Cong 0
BSP 0
OTH 0

Telangana

BJP 0
TDP-Cong 0
TRS-AIMIM 0
OTH 0
*Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins
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The Indian Express presents Most Powerful Indians in 2012

The 2012 list shows power is more variable than ever before; 7 new names in the top 30.

Power is defined as the ability to influence people and events. By that yardstick,The Indian Express power list 2012 shows power is more variable than ever before.

There are 27 new names,there’s also considerable churn in the names that make up the top 30. There are seven new names in the top 30 and significant changes in ranking for others,pointing to some major developments over the past 12 months. For one,the big story of the year was clearly the Anna Hazare-led movement against corruption.

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That development reflected the changing contours of political power at the national level,with the UPA government tainted by scandals,paving the way for an increasingly aggressive and more influential Opposition. There has also been a reshuffle in the list of establishment figures who have fallen or risen according to the roles they have played in the series of crises that hit the UPA-II government. There are some intriguing changes elsewhere on the list,with the 2G scandal,the global economic crisis and slowdown in reforms impacting the corporate sector.

These changes were what our jury looked at when they got down to the tough job of picking the 100 most powerful people in a country of 1.2 billion. As always,the jury’s decisions were based on the candidate’s ability to command influence as also the fact that power can be “negative”—the power to disrupt,to block.

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The Indian Express annual power list is reflective of social,economic and political change in India. The rise of social activism is definitely reflected in the top 30 list as well as in the list of new entrants. Equally,quite a few names are connected with cinema or music,an indication that the entertainment industry has gained in influence.

As always,we have mini lists: our pick of the top 10 from various fields,from economics to sports and films. And,as always,if you disagree with our jury,please let us know,at ie100@expressindia.com.

1. Rahul Gandhi,41,Congress General Secretary

Rank ’11: 12

2. Sonia Gandhi,65,Congress President

Rank ’11: 2,

3. Manmohan Singh,79,Prime Minister

Rank ’11: 4

4. Mohan Bhagwat,61,Head of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Rank ’11: 42

5. Sushma Swaraj,60,Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha

Rank ’11: 3

6. Arun Jaitley,59,Leader of Oppn. in Rajya Sabha

Rank ’11: 13

7. Mamata Banerjee,52,CM of West Bengal

Rank ’11: 7

8. Pranab Mukherjee,76,Finance Minister

Rank ’11: 14

9. AK Antony,71,Defence Minister

Rank ’11: 10

10. P Chidambaram,66,Home Minister

Rank ’11: 15

11. Pulok Chatterji,60,Principal Secretary to the PM

New on the list

12. Mukesh Ambani,54,Chairman,Reliance Industries

Rank ’11: 9

13. Nitish Kumar,60,Chief Minister of Bihar

Rank ’11: 6

14. Narendra Modi,61 Chief Minister of Gujarat

Rank ’11: 18

15. Ratan Tata,74,Chairman,Tata Group

Rank ’11: 39

16. S H Kapadia,64,Chief Justice of India

Rank ’11: 1

17. Anna Hazare,74,Social & political activist

New on the list

18. Amar Pratap Singh,59,Director,CBI

Rank ’11: 32

19. Mulayam Singh Yadav,72,President,Samajwadi Party

New on the list

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

New on the list

21. Jayalalithaa,63,Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

Rank ’11: 16

22. Azim Premji,66,Chairman,Wipro Ltd

Rank ’11: 19

23. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra,40,Congress campaigner

New on the list

24. Vinod Rai,63,Comptroller and Auditor-General

Rank ’11: 72

25. Digvijaya Singh,64,Congress General Secretary

26. Ahmed Patel,62,Sonia Gandhi’s Political Secretary

Rank ’11: 21

27. Arvind Kejriwal,43,Social & political activist

New on the list

28. Nitin Gadkari,55,BJP president,

Rank ’11: 30

29. Sunil Mittal,54,Chairman,Bharti Enterprises

Rank ’11: 35

30. Cyrus Mistry,43,Chairman designate,Tata Group

New on the list

31. Kanishka Singh,33,Political aide of Rahul Gandhi

New on the list

32. Prashant Bhushan,56,Lawyer and activist

Rank ’11: 61

33. Raman Singh,59,Chief Minister,Chhattisgarh

Rank ’11: 24

34. Nandan Nilekani,56,Chairman,UIDAI

Rank ’11: 43

35. Mayawati,56,UP Chief Minister

Rank ’11: 36

36. Goolam E Vahanvati,62,Attorney General of India

Rank ’11: 44

37. SY Quraishi,64,Chef Election Commissioner of India

Rank ’11: 45

38. D Subbarao,63,Governor,Reserve Bank of India

Rank ’11: 11

39. LK Advani,84,Senior BJP leader

Rank ’11: 37

40. Kaushik Basu,60 Chief Economic Advisor,Finance Ministry

Rank ’11: 46

41. UK Sinha,59,Chairman,Sebi

Rank ’11: 94

42. Deepak Parekh,67,Chairman,HDFC

Rank ’11: 41

43. Fali S Nariman,83,Constitutional Jurist

Rank ’11: 48

44. GM Rao,62,Chairman & MD,GMR Group

Rank ’11: 49

45. Sheila Dikshit,74,CM,Delhi

Rank ’11: 76

46. Naveen Patnaik,65,Chief Minister,Orissa

Rank ’11: 53

47. Amarinder Singh,69,President,Punjab Congress

New on the list

48. Ganapathy,59,General Secretary,CPI (Maoist)

Rank ’11: 40

49. Aruna Roy,65,Member,National Advisory Council

New on the list

50. Sharad Pawar,71,Agriculture Minister

Rank ’11: 50

51. Pawan Munjal,57,MD & CEO,Hero MotoCorp

New on the list

52. Sushil Kumar Modi,60,Deputy CM,Bihar

Rank ’11: 62

53. Salman Khurshid,59,Law Minister

Rank ’11: 34

54. Anil Ambani,52,Chairman,Reliance ADA Group

Rank ’11: 51

55. Anand Mahindra,56,Vice chairman & MD,Mahindra & Mahindra

Rank ’11: 65

56. KV Kamath,64,Chairman,Infosys

Rank ’11: 66

57. Rahul Bhatia,50,Chairman,IndiGo

Rank ’11: 26

58. Raj Thackeray,43,President,MNS

Rank ’11: 67

59. Aamir Khan,46,Actor

Rank ’11: 68

60. Ghulam Nabi Azad,63,Health & Family Welfare Minister

Rank ’11: 69

61. MS Dhoni,30,Cricketer

Rank ’11: 17

62. Kumar Mangalam Birla,44,Chairman,Aditya Birla Group

Rank ’11: 74

63. Lakshmi Niwas Mittal,61,Chairman,ArcelorMittal

Rank ’11: 75

64. Kapil Sibal,63,Minister of HRD & IT

Rank ’11: 23

65. Salman Khan,46,Actor

Rank ’11: 78

66. N Srinivasan,67,President,BCCI

New on the list

67. Samir Jain,57,Vice-Chairman,Bennett,Coleman & Co. Ltd. (Times Group)

Vineet Jain,45,Managing Director,Times Group

Rank ’11: 56

68. Shivraj Singh Chouhan,52,Chief Minister,Madhya Pradesh

Rank ’11: 80

69. Sanjay Gupta,43,CEO,Jagran Prakashan

MM Gupta,70,Chairman and Managing Director,Jagran Prakashan

Rank ’11: 82

70. C Rangarajan,79,Chairman,PMEAC

New on the list

71. Shobhana Bhartia,53,Chairperson,Hindustan Times Group

Rank ’11: 77

72. Uday Shankar,49,Chief Executive Officer,STAR India

Rank ’11: 85

73. Arun Shourie,70,Journalist-writer

Rank ’11: 86

74. Omar Abdullah,41,Chief Minister,J&K

Rank ’11: 87

75. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,55,Spiritual leader

Rank ’11: 93

76. Uday Kotak,52,Managing Director,Kotak Mahindra Bank

Rank ’11: 83

77. Aditya Puri,58,MD & CEO,HDFC Bank

New on the list

78. E Sreedharan,79,Former MD of Delhi Metro

Rank ’11: 57

79. Shivshankar Menon,62,National Security Advisor

Rank ’11: 33

80. Aveek Sarkar,67,Chief Editor,ABP Group

Rank ’11: 79

81. Anand Sharma,59,Commerce Minister

Rank ’11: 31

82. Nita Ambani,48,Entrepreneur & owner of Mumbai Indians

New on the list

83. Justice Markandey Katju,65,Chairman,Press Council of India

New on the list

84. Vidya Balan,34,Actor

New on the list

85. Baba Ramdev,40,Spiritual leader

New on the list

86. Ekta Kapoor,38,TV and Film producer

New on the list

87. Subramanian Swamy,72,President,Janata Party

New on the list

88. Sachin Tendulkar,38,Cricketer

Rank ’11: 8

89. Ranbir Kapoor,29,Actor

New on the list

90. Katrina Kaif,27,Actor

Rank ’11: 99

91. Chanda Kochhar,50,MD & CEO,ICICI Bank

Rank ’11: 47

92. Jaggi Vasudev,54,Spiritual leader

Rank ’11: 97

93. Karan Johar,39,Film maker

Rank ’11: 81

94. Shikha Sharma,49,CEO,Axis Bank

New on the list

95. AR Rahman,46,Musician

New on the list

96. Devi Prasad Shetty,58,Cardiac surgeon

Rank ’11: 91

97. Bhaiyyuji Maharaj,40,Spiritual leader

New on the list

98. Pradeep Kumar,62,Central Vigilance Commissioner

New on the list

99. Abul Qasim nomani,72,Head of Dar ul Uloom,Deoband

New on the list

100. AK Seth,59,Cabinet Secretary

New on the list

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