Fortune Magazine ranks Arvind Kejriwal 42 out of 50 in World's greatest leaders' list

| Friday, March 25, 2016 - 15:31
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Fortune Magazine, Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi CM, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Arvind Kejriwal 42 out of 50 in World's greatest leaders' list

Fortune Magazine ranked Kejriwal 42 | Photo: IANS

New Delhi: The Fortune magazine featured the two-time Delhi CM and Aam Aadmi Party convener in its list of 50 World’s greatest leaders. He is the only Indian face to be in the list topped by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
The magazine has givrn him 42nd rank and describes Kejriwal as "the New Delhi government official risking his career to fight pollution."  He is placed before Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and head of Climate Change Policy, Uruguay, Ramon Mendez. The odd-even scheme that Kejriwal launched in the first week of January 2016 receive acknowledgement from the business magazine.    
The Fortune said "When Kejriwal unveiled a blueprint to tackle the smog in New Delhi—called the world's most polluted city by the World Health Organization—many were skeptical...The uplifting result of the pilot this January: Roads were less clogged, hourly particulate air pollution concentrations dropped by 13 percent, and citizens could breathe deep." 
(Also read: Arvind Kejriwal celebrates Holi with auto-rickshaw drivers)
The odd-even scheme had enforced Delhi residents to use cars with odd-numbered plates on odd-numbered dates, and those with even-numbered plates on even dates, in order to reduce air pollution levels in India's capital. 
The list features almost equal number of men and women, also has two American-Indians — South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and lawyer and founder of Girls Who Code Reshma Saujani. However, it did not feature Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The list, featuring political leaders, philanthropists and cultural icons, had German Chancellor Angela Merkel in second position and Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi as third.

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Arvind Kejri

Hats off to Arvind Kejriwal ! Sad story that we in our country can't assess the capability of a person. People who loose elections ( Smriti, Arun Jaitly...) make laws for people who have rejected them. A 12th class pass is made Education Minister to over rule highly educated VC, who have devoted their whole life to Education. People like Kejri who work are harassed by Cops,LG and whole of Central Govt. Why is it that only foreign intelligentsia is required to high light our worthy leaders ,where as we applaud fakes.

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