Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won TIME Person of the year 2016 award. He beaten other world leaders including US President-elect Donald Trump, incumbent US leader Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Yesterday night was the last day for online voting. PM Modi won the readers’ poll with 18 per cent of vote. While PM Modi’s contenders Obama, Trump and Julian Assange received 7 per cent of the ‘yes’ vote.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg got only 2 per cent votes. While US Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton got only 4 per cent.
Later this week, TIME’s editors will decide the Person Of the Year 2016. But the online poll results provide how PM Modi emerged as the most influential figure. Time said the reader poll is an “important window” into who they think most shaped 2016.
Before this, in 2014 also PM Modi had won the online readers’ poll for the TIME Person of the year. And That time PM Modi got more than 16 per cent votes.
Continue for 4 years, PM Modi is listed for TIME Person of the year honour. Every year US Based Magazine TIME chooses the one “who has most influenced the news and our world in the past year, for good or ill”.
In 2015, German Chancellor Angel Merkel won the prestigious honor. As per TIME’s statement, PM Modi come in news for banning Rs 500 and 1000 notes which impacted cash based businesses.
Modi performed particularly well among Indian voters as well as those in California and New Jersey. Modi had been in the lead in this year’s online poll and according to the initial votes cast, he had got 21 per cent voting in his favour.
TIME Person of the Year 2016 contenders are former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, FBI Chief James Comey, Apple CEO Tim Cook, parents of slain Muslim-American soldier Humanyun Khan, Khizr and Ghazala Khan, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
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