When India became an Independent and sovereign nation, the Indian National Congress (INC) was the single dominant party. The roots of Democracy in India gave space to dissent in ideologies and this lead to the birth of more political parties in India. Although there are several national and state parties, some prominent leaders with their larger-than-life image and significant decision-making made a mark in the history of politics in India.
Leaders with visionary strategies have taken the nation’s ideologies in the international arena. The diplomatic ties with the foreign nations and India’s membership in the recent QUAD Dialogue to safeguard indo-pacific interests have changed the polity of the nation.
Whether it is the Coronavirus pandemic or the security of the nation, leaders have always taken a step forward to uphold the multicultural identities of the citizens of India.
The top 10 political leaders of 2021 have contributed to upholding the rule of law and democratic ideologies. The management of Covid-19, decisions to finance the infrastructure and the cooperative federalism between the Centre and the state made these leaders an exemplary inspiration for others.
Here Is the List of to 10 Political Leaders
Narendra Damodardas Modi is serving as the 14th Prime Minister of India. He is one of the most popular political leaders in India. He became the Chief Minister of Gujrat from 2001 to 2014. Narendra Modi is the leader of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). He was born on 17 September 1950. The state of Gujrat garnered accolades for its rapid economic growth under the leadership of Narendra Modi. The Modi government has worked for attracting foreign direct investment and increasing skill efficiency. Many initiatives have been taken under his vision and the guidance of the PM of India.
Amit Anil Chandra Shah was born on 22 October 1964. He served as the Chief of BJP from 2014 to 2020. He is currently serving as the Union Home Minister. Amit Shah was a member of ABVP and RSS. He enjoys the trust of PM Modi. Abrogation of article 370 and article 35A, controlling Naxal menace and internal security of India is the major decision taken by him recently.
Rajnath Singh was born July 10, 1951, in Uttar Pradesh. Singh became a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) when he was 13 years old. In 2005 he was elected as the president of BJP. He is an advocate of Hindutva ideology. Currently, he is holding the portfolio of Union defense Minister. He was involved in State Politics too. He served as Chief Minister of the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was born on 9 January 1955. He is the current Minister of External Affairs in the government led by PM Modi. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) and is a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha representing the state of Gujarat. In 1977 he joined the Indian Foreign Service (IFS). He played a major role in negotiating the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement during his diplomatic career.
Next on our list of the top 10 political leaders in India comes Mamata Banerjee. Mamata Banerjee was born on 5 January 1955. She is currently serving as the 9th Chief Minister of West Bengal since 2011. Mamata has been the first woman to hold the office of Chief Minister in the state. After isolating from Indian National Congress, she single-handedly founded the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC or TMC) party in 1998. Her remarkable victory in the 2021 West Bengal assembly elections against the BJP highlighted her as the face of the opposition in the 2024 general election.
Sharad Govindrao Pawar was born on 12 December 1940. He is a prominent political figure in national as well as regional parties. He has served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and also held the portfolio of Minister of Defence and Minister of Agriculture in the Union cabinet. He is chief of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which he founded in 1999, after isolating himself from the Indian National Congress. He is known for his negotiating abilities. He may lead a third front against the BJP in the general election of 2024.
Arvind Kejriwal was born on 16 August 1968.He is a former bureaucrat who worked in the revenue department of the Government of India. He is the current and 7th Chief Minister of Delhi since February 2015. For his involvement in the grassroots movement against the prevailing corruption in the government department, he was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2006.
Yogi Adityanath was born Ajay Mohan Bisht on 5 June 1972. He is serving as the current Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, in office since 19 March 2017. After winning the 2017 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh he was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state. He is a founder of a Hindu nationalist organization known as the Hindu Yuva Vahini.
Rahul Gandhi was born on 19 June 1970. He represents the constituency of Wayanad, Kerala in the 17th Lok Sabha as a member of parliament (MP). He has served as the President of the Indian National Congress from 16 December 2017 to 3 July 2019. Gandhi is the chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress, the National Students Union of India. In 2017, Gandhi became the president of the Congress party but after the poor performance in the general election in 2019, he resigned.
Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin was born on 1 March 1953. He is an Indian Tamil politician who is serving as the 8th and current Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. He is the son of the former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi. He has also served as chief of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party since 28 August 2018. He created an economic advisory council (EAC) comprising Nobel economist Esther Duflo, former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan, former chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian, economist Jean Drèze, and former Union finance secretary S. Narayan in order to make Tamil Nadu best destination for industrial investments.