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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 4:06:17 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.

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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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