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Top Ten Most Popular Politicians in India 2014

There are not one or two but many famous Indian Political Leaders in Largest Democratic Country India. Here is a List of Famous Politician of India in decreasing order,

Top 10 Most Popular Politicians in India

10) Digvijay Singh

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You love him or you hate him, but you just can’t ignore him. The 66 year old General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee is known to be Rahul Gandhi’s political guide. The former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh has been in the news for his audacious comments on issues ranging from the Batla House encounter to calling Congress’s women party worker a ‘tunch maal’. He has been one of controversy’s favourite children for a long time now. All of this has always kept him floating in the media circles.

9) Shivraj Singh Chauhan

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The 54 year old replaced Babulal Gaur in 2005 as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. Prior to 2005, economy of Madhya Pradesh was considered as one of the most sick economies of India. But things took a different turn as he took over the reins and injected Madhya Pradesh’s GDP growth rate to a whopping  10.2% in the year 2011-2012. Madhya Pradesh received an award from the President for Improving its Tourism, Medical and Infrastructural growth. Shivraj Singh Chauhan is a highly respected veteran in the Bhartiya Janta Party.

8) Arvind Kejriwal

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The recently activist-turned-politician, Arvind Kejriwal, is slowly and steadily climbing up the political ladder. Having disassociated himself from the Anna movement, the former Indian Revenue Service(IRS) officer launched the Aam Aadmi Party which is already getting appreciation and support from young and old alike.With his main focus on the Delhi Assembly elections 2013, he is leaving no stone upturned in gathering public support towards a corruption free and mass friendly political circuit. His innovative ideas of governance have struck a cord with the country’s youth who are waiting to see if these ideas can really be implemented. His recent statement that he will contest against the Delhi CM Shiela Dixit has only made the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections all the more interesting.

7) Nitish Kumar

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The 62 year old, is enjoying his 2nd consecutive term as the Chief Minister of Bihar, succeeding Rabri Devi in 2005. He was the Minister of Railways during the NDA term led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 2000 to 2004. An Electrical Engineer from Bihar College of Engineering, ( now NIT, Patna) he worked for the Bihar State Electricty Board before entering politics. His government has implemented a number of social and economic reforms which has led to an improved economy of the state of Bihar. Having recently broken his long term alliance from the NDA, he is being considered as an important player in the run up to the 2014 general elections.

6) Laloo Prasad Yadav

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This charismatic Rashtriya Janta Dal President  served as the Minister of Railways in the United Progressive Alliance( UPA) government form 2004 to 2009.Under his leadership Railways made a profit of US $5.2 billion. He addressed hundreds of management students from Harvard and  Wharton apart from receiving invitation from Ivy League schools for lectures. Laloo Prasad Yadav is also very popular among the fellow Members of Parliament for his sardonic speeches in the the parliament. He has currently lost hold of the Bihar politics having been out of power for over 7 years but wishes to come back strongly into the fore in General Elections 2014.

5) Mulayam Singh

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The 73 year old former wrestler is the leader of the Samajwadi Party which recently uprooted the Mayawati led Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) government in Uttar Pradesh. Mulayam Singh Yadav’s son Akhilesh Yadav was anointed as the Chief Minister of the state. This enables the 3 time Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh to solely focus on the 2014 general elections for which he can finally emerge as the kingmaker with Uttar Pradesh constituting 80 of the total of 543 Lok Sabha seats, highest number among any state of India.

4) Manmohan Singh

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The 80 year old Prime Minister of India is among the most respected politicians in the world. Known for his quiet demeanor, the economist is on the verge of completing his 2nd consecutive term as the P.M of India. He was listed 19th in the Forbes list of ‘The World’s Most Powerful People’ in 2012. The policies implemented by the 13th Prime Minister of India during his tenure have constantly been under the scanner of the opposition, political pundits and economists. The GDP of the country which was 9.3% during 2010-2011 has slowed to around 5.0% for fiscal year- 2012-2013.Corruption charges on many of the union ministers has only added to his woes. Recently, he himself was named in the Coal Gate Scam which took the political world by storm. Key legislation and projects like Right to Information Act, Unique Identification Authority and Rural Health scheme were executed successfully during his regime.

3) Sonia Gandhi

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The Italian born Most Famous Women politician in India entered politics in 1997 and became the first foreign born President of the Indian National Congress since independence of India in 1947. She might be Richest Politician in  India, She was the Leader of the Opposition in 1999. Pitched in to be the Prime Minister of India by the Congress and its allies after the 2004 General elections victory, she abjured the post to make way for Manmohan Singh who eventually became the 13th Prime Minister of India. She has been playing an integral part in the policy making of the UPA Government ever since. She was listed 6th in the Forbes list of ‘The World’s Most Powerful People’ in 2012 which was topped by US President Barack Obama. Her role in bringing the Right to Information Act into law has been pertinent.

2) Rahul Gandhi

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The 43 year old is a Member of Parliament from Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. He is the Vice President of the Indian National Congress and the Chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress. He is Congress’s most likely Prime Ministerial candidate for the upcoming General Elections. Presently, he has not done anything significant to stamp his authority in the political world but his popularity among the youth of the country make him a serious contender for leading the country in the future. His lack of opinion on major issues that India is currently facing is one of the prime concerns for many political pundits. Having opinions on such matters will help in putting across his ideas to the masses which will eventually strengthen his candidature for the top post.

1) Narendra Modi

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Narendra Modi, chief minister of Gujarat, is arguably the most popular leader in the country at present. In a recently concluded poll, he was the most popular choice for the post of India’s next Prime Minister. With a GDP growth of 15.3% in Financial Year 2012, Gujarat’s GDP is one of the highest amongst the Indian States, the highest being of Maharashtra. With industries and agriculture booming, Modi has succeeded in implementing his policies successfully. With the Godhra roits case and Ishrat Jahan case looming over his Prime Ministerial dreams, he still has a lot to do to win the trust of all sections of the society.His alacrity for a brighter India has made him quite popular among the corporate and the youth of India.

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