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Arvind Kejriwal pips Narendra Modi, wins Time`s poll for 100 most influential people

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 00:26

Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava

New York: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal has won the Time magazine`s readers poll of 100 Most Influential People in the world with the highest percentage of `yes` votes.

In the process, the AAP founder pushed BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to the second spot.

The poll closed yesterday and results were announced on Wednesday.

The AAP chief received a total of 261,114 "yes" votes from TIME readers, while BJP`s PM candidate Modi managed to get 164,572 ``yes`` votes. Modi received 166,260 "no" votes, outnumbering his total "yes" votes.

The poll`s winner was decided by raw number of "yes" votes.

Rounding off the top 10 finishers were singers Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, actors Laverne Cox, and Benedict Cumberbatch, singer Beyonce, actor Jared Leto, actor Lupita Nyong`o, singer Lady Gaga and music duo Daft Punk.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi ranked 39th on the list.

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 to decide where politicians, actors, musicians and athletes should rank on the list.

First Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:16

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