HOME > SOCIETY > POLITICS > Kejriwal Tops Time Magazine’s Global Top 100 People of 2014 Poll

Kejriwal Tops Time Magazine’s Global Top 100 People of 2014 Poll

Just hours after he emerged as the most popular nominee from India, Aam Aadmi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal has beaten a slew of American celebrities to emerge as the candidate with the most ‘yes’ votes on Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in the world in 2014.

UPDATE: TIME has rejected most of the votes as fakes in its final tally, but maintained Kejriwal as the winner.

kejriwal-time-100

modi-time-100

time-100-2014-modi-kejriwal

Kejriwal was well behind American celebrities like Katy Perry and Laverne Cox in the morning, when news started spreading that Kejriwal has swept the online poll and beaten Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi by a big margin.

That led to an ‘arms race’ between supporters of Kejriwal and Modi to get as many of their peers to vote in the poll. The poll requires a Facebook or a Twitter account on the side of the voter.

modi-kejriwal-race-twitter

Kejriwal had around 41,000 yes votes in the morning, and that figure has risen to about 55,000 by 8:10 pm, making him No. 1 in the poll so far.

Meanwhile, Modi’s votes too have increased. The Gujarat chief minister had about 10,300 votes in the morning, which has risen to about 14,700 votes. While Kejriwal has gone to the top, Modi has risen fast – going from No. 18 on the list (according to ‘yes’ votes) to No. 13 by the evening.

It must be remembered that Modi’s votes this year are not even one tenth of what they were last year. In 2013 Time 100 poll, Modi drew a total of 5.23 lakh votes , though more than half were negative. In fact, counting both negative and positive votes, Modi was the top vote gainer last year.

Modi continues to rank second in ‘no’ votes, behind Canadian singer Justin Bieber.

While Arvind Kejriwal has 83.7% of those who voted for in the ‘yes’ camp, Modi has 38.9% of his voters pushing the ‘yes’ button. Among the lowest approval rating among Indian politicians on the poll was for Congress Party’s likely prime ministerial candidate Rahul Gandhi. Gandhi had an approval rating of just 19.1% and just 3,150 people wanted to have him on the list out of the total 16,500 people who voted on him.

It is not clear why Modi has had only a fraction of votes cast on him this year compared to the last.

The poll is open till Apr 22 and those interested can vote here.

Follow ULTRA.news
CBI files FIR in Chhattisgarh Sex CD Case The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed two separate cases related to the Chhattisgarh sex CD allegedly featuring the state PWD minister Rajesh Munat.This follows the takeover of investigations into the matter by the central investigation agency after allegations that ...
Is Rahul Gandhi rejecting his mother’s secularism? The rather 'Holy' election campaign being waged by Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat elections has led to speculation that the Indian National Congress may adopt a 'soft Hindutva' model under Rahul Gandhi to counter BJP's 'hard Hindutva'.FROM NONE TO ALLOver the last half a centur...
Ahmedabad cops deny permission to roadshow by Modi, Rahul The Ahmedabad administration has denied permission to the 'roadshows' planned by Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad tomorrow.The separate roadshows would have featured Modi and Rahul Gandhi traversing the city in a last minute effort to boost their res...
AAP Govt suspends license of Max Hospital after newborn dies The Delhi government has suspended the license of the Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh after it was implicated in wrongly declaring a newbord dead."They cannot take any new patients, but they can continue to treat the existing patients," Delhi's health minister Satyendar Jain s...
I am low-caste, but I do high work – Modi replies to Aiyer Mani Shankar Aiyar tried to undo the damage he caused to the party's prospects in Gujarat by calling Narendra Modi -- who hails from a group classified under the Other Backward Communities -- 'neech' (low or low-caste), but Modi sought to take advantage of the controversy by sei...
COLUMN: A win for Congress in Gujarat may be just what Modi needs By all accounts, the chances of a Congress victory is becoming stronger and stronger in Gujarat, a state that goes to the polls on Sunday.The possibility was almost unthinkable two months ago, even to Congress strategists, but the 'Patel factor' is likely to be the deciding ...
Uddhav Thackeray met with Sharad Pawar – report Largely along expected lines, the two warring allies within the Maharashtra government -- the BJP and the Shiv Sena -- are now reported to be wooing Sharad Pawar led Nationalist Congress Party.Shiv Sena head Uddhav Thackeray met with Pawar ten days ago, said CNN News18, and ...
“There’s no going back” says Kamal Haasan, “I’m in politics to stay... Kamal Haasan | Wikipedia Kamal Haasan today announced the launch of a new app called Mayyam or Whistle, in an attempt to organize people for a political movement, and said there was no question of turning back."If I call such a huge press meeting and I say, I am still thinki...
Kerala Love Jihad: Ashokan says he’s not anti-Muslim Akhila and Ashokan (right)Ashokan Mani, who has accused the Popular Front of India of trying to kidnap his daughter into Syria, today said he had no problems with his daughter converting to Islam or marrying a Muslim.Ashokan, who has been asked by the Supreme Court to pr...
Rahul Gandhi, Marry a Dalit girl – Ramdas Athawale Taking a jibe at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's 'increasing love for Dalits', Dalit leader Ramdas Athawale said the chronic bachelor and heir to the Congress Party should now get married to a Dalit girl.Speaking at a function in Akola in Maharashtra, Athawale said Ga...
Explore autonomy for Jammu & Kashmir – P Chidambaram Former union home minister P Chidambaram today said India should 'seriously consider' giving autonomy to the state of Jammu & Kashmir.Chidambaram, who was in charge of maintaining law and order in the hill state for several years as part of his role as India's home minis...
CIA biggest beneficiary of Aadhaar, says Swamy; GST not behind slowdown BJP leader and libertarian politician Subramanian Swamy said he believes that the design of Aadhaar system exposes core data to 'American intelligence agencies' and expressed consternation that the government was continuing with the unique identification number scheme. Subraman...
Arrest warrant issued on Hardik Patel in Gujarat A non-bailable arrest warrant has been issued against Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti leader Hardik Patel and Lalji Patel in a two-year-old case related to violence at a rally.The warrant was issued in relation to violence seen in the aftermath of a rally in Vishnagar town of ...
VENGARA Election Results: Left Front vote up 20%, Cong, BJP down The results of the bypoll held in Vengara assembly constituency in Kerala have confirmed the Congress-led UDF's worries about losing support in the southern state.The results also showed that the BJP suffered a decline in popularity in Kerala in the last 18 months or so....
BJP places gruesome banners of Kerala killings in New Delhi https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1669117573148867&set=pcb.1336920326413229&type=3&theater&ifg=1   In an attempt to drum up public support for its fight with the Left Front in Kerala, the BJP's Delhi unit has in the heart of the national capital place...
DOKLAM 2: Why India is not sending troops to stop Chinese construction Doklam is in the news again, 40 days after the Chinese pulled back their construction equipment on the border plateau in deference to Indian sensitivities.With two weeks to go for the crucial National Congress of the Communist Party of China, India's northern neighbor has aga...
Kejriwal’s bet on Delhi schools is paying off – survey A survey by industry association Assocham has found that the majority of people who send their children to government schools are "overwhelmingly satisfied" with the performance of the schools.Improving the performance of government schools has been a high priority for the A...
KERALA LOVE JIHAD: Supreme Court asks why Fadiya can’t make her own decisions The Kerala 'Love Jihad' case saw a twist today with the Supreme Court making pointed observations while hearing the appeal against a decision by the Kerala High Court to annul the marriage of a Hindu girl who converted to Islam.The court observed that it will examine the que...
UP BJP spokesperson says Taj Mahal is ‘controversial’; Was a Shiv Temple Anila Singh, one of the official spokespersons of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh, today said that Taj Mahal was a controversial monument and that its roots stretched back to a temple of Shiva.Singh, who is often on TV to defend the Yogi Adityanath government, wa...
Twitter doubles ‘word limit’ to 280 characters After years of debate, micro-blogging website Twitter is testing a higher word limit for some of its users, including some in India.Users, particularly active ones with large following, have been pleasantly surprised to see the limit of 140 characters relaxed as of today mor...