The nature of politics changes in India and the global stature of India have also been on a rise strength by strength each passing year. The hyped up political arena sees major impact on politics and thus makes every consecutive year eventful in terms of politics.
And this includes the outreach and the influence these respective leaders have on the country and the states in the years gone by. Read on to know the top 10 powerful politicians in India.
- Narendra Modi – Prime Minister of India
His mass appeal and his continuing popularity make him the existing threat not only for Congress but also to other Regional political parties. The by-poll setbacks and the unity of the opposition leave Modi as the toughest bet for 2019. India as well overseas i.e. within India to US-Russia ad from Middle East to Southeast Asia, Narendra Modi continues to retain his popularity.
He is an election winning machine for BJP, where after his one and half year’s of uncertainty he has put Indian economy back on track retaining investor’s interest in Indian market.
- Amit Shah – BJP President
Amit Shah continues to be the doyen in the party and is truly adept in winning elections after elections. He has the mastered ability of increasing the tally of 18 to 22 BJP ruled states in India (directly/ in-directly). His greatest strength is the Prime Minister’s meticulous faith on him and a huge reliance on him in all matters of policy and governance.
- Arun Jaitley – Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs
He is the weight-lifter of the big bang decisions of the government like Demonetisation or the GST. Jaitley, in a most efficient manner deals with the aftermath of the big moves like GST and Demonetisation, after its official announcement. His applied fundamentals had narrowed the gap between banks and corporates.
- Mohan Bhagwat – RSS Sarsanghchalak
With utmost challenges and large piled up criticism, Mohan Bhagwat continues to hold the command on India’s largest Cultural organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsewakh Sangh (RSS) even after nine long years.
He has big connections and has quiet an influence on foreign ambassadors, CEOs of big companies, MNCs as a part of outreach programme. RSS has an outreach to social and intellectual landscapes as the former pracharaks are now at the top level of President, vice-President, Prime Minister as well as governors of different institutions.
- Sonia Gandhi – UPA Chairperson
After the heavy loss in 2014 General Elections, Sonia Gandhi is at her masterstroke where she with her son Rahul Gandhi is marking all attempts to unite all opposition political parties to raise a common voice against Narendra Modi government. Her arithmetic of Grand Alliance seems to be operational even with no presence of Congress in it.
- Mamata Banerjee – Chief Minister of West Bengal
She is the second in leading voice for a united opposition. Moreover, back in her yard she is successful in harboring huge economic investment by conducting Bengal Global Business Summit drawing much of bigwigs from the industries and targeting West Bengal turning to Best Bengal promising huge investments for next five years.
Her Social welfare scheme Kanyashree won the UN Public Service Award.
- Nitin Gadkari – Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation
The four years of Modi government has given an efficient scope to Gadkari to maintain himself as the most efficient minister in the cabinet. Under his planning, NHAI has raised up from 4,400 km to 9,829 km simultaneously increase in the profits of the 12 major ports i.e. from 900 crore to Rs. 3,700 crore.
- Ram Madhav – National General Secretary, BJP
He is the most tactful and an artistic negotiator commonly referred as the troubleshooter of BJP when dealing with sensitive areas, issues or persons. He reflects his absolute efficiency in crisis areas like Northeast and Kashmir, managing fragile alliances with hardcore politicians like Mehbooba Mufti and Neiphu Rio.
Ram Madhav also holds efficient diplomatic affairs with neighbouring countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka and can manage super powers like US, Russia and China. He is the key link to BJP-RSS top leadership.
- N Chandrababu Naidu – Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
Being Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh he had dreamt of his state getting a special category status, for some reasons that till date is not being granted and hence Chandrababu Naidu had played a big masterstroke to pull out his party from the National Democratic Alliance.
His government driven and technology friendly attitude has bestowed the state of Andhra Pradesh a technology driven government system. He has a strong conviction for real-time governance. Nothing can come in his way, not even a financial crisis for setting Amravati as the capital of the state.
- Himanta Biswa Sarma – Finance, Health, Education and Tourism Minister of Assam; Convenor NEDA
His strong presence and approach in Northeastern states has ensured BJP to rule six out of seven states in Northeast. His rooted nature and the outreach towards the northeast states are commendable and his word is enough for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah to move a final order.
Being Assam Finance Minister h was quiet instrumental in convincing Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to bring state Finance ministers on board for GST.