New Delhi: The search engine yahoo named Bharatiya Janata Party president and master strategist Amit Shah, who orchestrated party’s victory in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur in 2017, ‘altering India’s political landscape’, as YIR’s Personality of the Year 2017. This once again established Amit Shah’s importance and status in India’s current political scenario.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is an equally influential figure in BJP was named as Yahoo India’s Most Searched Personality in 2017. The reason behind this was Modi government’s reforms initiatives.
The Prime Minister was followed by veteran actor Vinod Khanna in the list who passed away this year. The third spot was grabbed by the United States’ President Donald Trump. Honeypreet Insan’s controversial life and Kapil Sharma’s public fallouts snagged them both big spots, with Indian skipper Virat Kohli also featuring in the list, thanks to his impressive performance with the bat and off-field rift with former coach Anil Kumble.
Sunny Leone continued her reign as Yahoo India’s Most Searched Female Celebrity while Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath made a self-assured entry into the YIR Political Newsmakers list, finding his footing alongside seasoned leaders like Prime Minister Modi, and Arun Jaitley.
Nirmala Sitharaman also stormed into this list when she was named Defence Minister of India, only the second woman to hold this post since Indira Gandhi. President Ram Nath Kovind, Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah and Sushma Swaraj were other prominent Political Newsmakers of 2017.