'Zero Percent' Votes For Modi in TIME Readers' Poll of Influential People
Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has won Time magazine's readers' poll of the 100 most influential people in the world, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not garner any votes in the online survey.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a roadshow
New York: The Time magazine's readers' poll of the 100 most influential people in the world threw a curve-ball as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi garnered zero "yes" votes at the closing of the poll.
Modi, who recently became the most popular world leader on picture-sharing platform Instagram was in company with Microsoft's India-born CEO Satya Nadella, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner in the zero votes category. American President Donald Trump received 2% votes.
The man who won the poll was Philippine's controversial President, Rodrigo Duterte.
Duterte had consistently led the Time 100 Reader Poll, an online survey in which the publication had asked its readers to vote for who should be included in this year's Time 100 list of the world's most influential people.
President Duterte, who had made lewd remarks against the US, its former president Barack Obama and several others, received 5% of the total "yes" votes in the poll which closed midnight on Sunday.
Time said since taking office in June, Duterte has waged an aggressive war on drugs that has killed more than 8,000 people in the philippines and his controversial anti-drug campaign has inspired growing opposition from human rights groups and some political leaders, including Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo.
Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had won the readers' poll last year while Russian President Vladimir Putin had won in 2015.
Last year, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, tennis star Sania Mirza, actress Priyanka Chopra, google's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai and founders of Indian e-commerce major Flipkart Binny Bansal and Sachin Bansal were among Time's list of the 100 most influential people.
Catch the Biggest Newsmakers and the Biggest Newsbreaks on CNN-News18, your favourite English TV news channel. Keep watching CNN-News18 at just 50 Paise per Month. Contact your cable /DTH operator Now!
*Rental / capacity fee of Rs.130/- as charged by cable / DTH operator may apply. **GST extra.
Recommended For You
- US Woman Marries Zombie Child Doll in Intimate Ceremony, Says They Want to Have Kids Now
- Avengers Endgame: Ghajini Director A.R. Murugadoss Enters Marvel Cinematic Universe
- Dev Movie Review: This Senseless Romantic Run is Sure to Pull Karthi Down
- Shortlisted 18 Players for World Cup and Their Workload Will be Monitored in IPL: Prasad
- You Can Buy a Porsche, But Not Common Sense: Boating School Trolls Man After Car Ends Up In Water
- 01 d
- 12 h
- 38 m
- 09 s