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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Narendra Modi shortlisted by TIME Magazine for Person of the Year 2013

Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi is among 42 global leaders shortlisted by Time magazine for ‘Person of the Year’2013 title, becoming the only Indian political leader in the fray

TIME Magazine has shortlisted 42 global leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrities for its ‘Person of the Year 2013’ and will announce the winner next month

Other candidates shortlisted are  -
  • Pope Francis
  • Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
  • Syrian President Bashar Assad
  • US President Barack Obama
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin
  • Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping 
  • Germany’s re-elected Chancellor Angela Merkel
  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
  • Pakistani teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer
  • Twitter CEO Dick Costolo
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
  • J P Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon
  • International Monetary Fund(IMF) head Christine Lagarde
  • NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and
  • even the new heir to the British throne Prince George

TIME's editors will choose the winner, it has asked readers to cast their votes for the person they think “most influenced the news this year for better or worse”

So far Narendra Modi has got over 2,650 votes and with about 25 %, is leading the online readers’ poll. Mr. Modi is way ahead with Snowden, who garnered the second highest number of votes at about 7 % as on November 20,2013

US President Barack Obama, who has twice(in 2008 and 2012) been named ‘Person of the Year’, is again in the shortlist



Chechen brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the suspects in the Boston Marathon terror bombings, are in the shortlist too

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