Yogi Adityanath beats Rahul Gandhi in most searched 2017

Web service provider Yahoo recently announced the 2017 Year in Review (YIR) for India. The rankings are based on the searches made for the politicians and the steps taken by them that made headlines and raised curiosity among the netizens of India.

Arvind Kejriwal- Arvind Kejriwal led AAP finished second in the Punjab polls. The air pollution crisis in Delhi and the politics over it also brought CM Kejriwal in the headlines. (Source: PTI)

Jayaram Jayalalithaa- Jayaram Jayalalithaa, who served six terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, died on 5 December 2016, remained popular even in 2017 due to conspiracy theory related to her death. (Source: PTI)

Lalu Prasad Yadav - As per Yahoo, "the RJD leader’s ploy of backing son Tejashwi in the face of a CBI FIR against him backfired and led to the collapse of the ruling coalition in Bihar" is the prime reason of Lalu being one of the most searched politicians of the year. (Source: PTI)

Sasikala - Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister V. K. Sasikala has been in the news because of the Tamil Nadu political turmoil after the death of Jayalalithaa and the disproportionate assets case ongoing against her. (Source: PTI)

Ram Nath Kovind- Who is Ram Nath Kovind? This was the most obvious question after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced Kovind would be the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA's) nominee for the Presidential poll. (Source: PTI)

Amit Shah - BJP President and chief strategist Amit Shah's skills in ensuring various successes for the BJP kept him popular throughout the year. Announcing the findings from its 2017 Year in Review for India, based on users’ search and reading preferences, Yahoo explained that Shah’s influence on Modi’s hold over the country and the BJP, without which “Modi might find it difficult to hold on to his high popularity”, prompted Yahoo to give him the title. (Source: PTI)

Rahul Gandhi - Congress' newly elected President Rahul Gandhi, although lagging behind UP CM Yogi Adityanath, was in the news throughout the year. His ascent from the Vice-President to the President of the grand old party became a debatable issue for the nation. Further, his election campaign speeches, especially in Gujarat played a major role in making him one of the most searched politician. (Source: PTI)

Yogi Adityanath: Yogi Adityanath has amazed with his popularity among the netizens of India by overshadowing Congress President Rahul Gandhi. This year Yogi Adityanth was elected as the chief minister of India's most populous state- Uttar Pradesh. Soon, after his decisions like cracking down on illegal slaughterhouses and forming an anti-Romeo squad grabbed the attention of the people. (Source: PTI)

Donald Trump - US President Donald Trump made headlines In India throughout the year with his decisions. Trump's decision to move out of the Paris Climate Treaty was highly talked about and debated in the country. His recent announcement to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital also created a stir. (Source: Reuters)

Narendra Modi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has topped the YIR list for the 'most searched politicians' in India proving yet again that his popularity in the nation has been only soaring. In an official release, Yahoo said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi was Yahoo India’s Most Searched Personality in 2017, on the back of his government’s news-worthy reforms." Notably, Narendra Modi has been in the news due to his policies, his foreign tours and election campaigns for the state assembly polls and a lot of other factors. (Source: PTI)



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