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Modi, Kejriwal, Arundhati Roy among Time’s 100 influential people


Washington: Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal have made it to Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people along with Indian novelist Arundhati Roy.

While Modi figures in the category of “leaders”, Kejriwal is listed among the “pioneers” and Roy makes the grade among “icons” in the annual list released Thursday after an online poll of readers.

Modi is described as “The divisive politician poised to lead the world’s largest democracy” in a profile by Fareed Zakaria, the Indian-American host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS.

“Elections are reactions, often negative reactions. That is surely the explanation for the breathtaking rise of Narendra Modi, who ‘if the opinion polls are accurate’ is poised to become India’s next Prime Mi